Saturday, August 27, 2011

Emilie Autumn's Cucumber Hatred Tea Sandwiches ~ Recipe Review

This week, I'll be reviewing a rather old recipe by Emilie Autumn. This recipe was originally found in Orkus Magazine October 2007 in an article called "Emilie Autumn's Mad Tea Party."

Here is a link to my copy of the recipe.(Also, I'm using a new method of presenting my recipes. Let me know what you think of the design!)

So. On to the review. 

First off let me go through my new checklist system.
Vegetarian: No
Vegan: No
Dairy: Yes

Right, so the recipe is very simple to follow and it's colored with the usual flavor EA gives her recipes. Essentially, you're making a cream cheese spread and adding basil and cucumber to make your sandwich. While this may be too simple for some, with the right pairings it is rather lovely. I however love tea sandwiches and I'll even eat them alone as a lunch or snack.

So the short version of the recipe: Blend cream cheese, cream, pepper, salt, and chives. Spread mixture on one slice of white and one slice of wheat bread. Lay cucumbers and basil leaves on top. Put the two together. Cut crusts and cut sandwiches into triangles.
The End.

The flavor of the sandwiches is very basic but very enjoyable. There is a special kick from the basil that I can't exactly describe but I know it's there. The white and wheat bread complement each other very well and the chives aren't overwhelming. Overall a very lovely tea dish.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Getting Down to Business

So. I was planning to have a shiny new post for you today for Recipe Review Saturday but to be blatantly honest I haven't written one yet. I've been having a hard time with my laptop being dead so I just downloaded Blogsy on my iPad.

I'll be writing up a bunch of posts today so The Asylum Pantry will be ready for it's grand reopening on Tuesday with a video tutorial.

Thank you all for being so patient with me while I get everything figured out and organized. I promise I'll be imparting knowledge on you in no time.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How I'm Going to Save this Blog.

So as you can clearly see, I've temporarily abandoned this lovely little blog. I've got a plan that I'm working on to remedy this.

Like with Tiny Pink Teacups I'm going to be employing a schedule to help me post often. My posts will be on the days I'm not posting on TPT. This will also include a few new tags.

Tuesday
Baker's Bounty - I do bake a lot so I'll be using Tuesdays to do either a video or a picture/text tutorial for something yummy.

Thursday
Tip Time- I'll be sharing helpful tips for around the kitchen for pretty much anything you can think of.

Saturday
Recipe Reviews - When I try a new recipe I'll be sharing the results, my thoughts, and my personal changes with you.

Right, so new tags are going to be: Baker's Bounty, Tip Time, and Recipe Reviews.

Alright lovelies, I've got to get back to fixing my laptop.