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A couple weeks ago I hosted a cozy afternoon tea with an autumnal flair. It was so much fun and there was talk of making it seasonal affair, which I think is a wonderful idea! I’m going to be sharing the recipes I made throughout the next month or so, but for now I’m going to let the photos do the talking.

I’ll be adding links to the recipes as I post them…

Thai-Inspired Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Onion Spread for Finger Sandwiches:  I caramelized a huge onion in butter and added garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. I let the onion cool, and then mixed it with reduced-fat cream cheese and a splash of milk to thin it out.

Spiced Balsamic Concord Jam for Peanut Butter + Jelly Finger Sandwiches

Spiced Maple Scones

Butternut Maple Butter

French Onion Mini Muffins

Dark Chocolate-Coated Cranberry Cake Bites

Gingersnap + White Chocolate Truffles 

Cranberry Flax Cookies

I had to leave you on a sweet note…Happy Autumn!

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    A lovely Tea Party…wish I had been there.

  2. Lovely just lovely! You’re’ the second blogger I follow today that posted about having a tea…and I’m starting to want to host one myself.

  3. What a cozy afternoon that is warm and inviting. You make finger sandwiches look good surrounded by all those sweet treats and the soup is just right.

  4. what a nice idea for a gathering, and such a lovely spread. Honestly, Faith, your styling and photography just keeps getting better!

  5. Gosh I wish there were these lovely afternoon teas around my area here in Australia :) Seems like I’ll have to enjoy from over here, I can’t wait for the recipes :)!!

  6. Wow! this all looks wonderful. Those little sandwiches however have my heart :)

  7. What a wonderful tea party. I had a tea party wedding shower a few years ago and absolutely loved it. I’m excited to see more of the recipes!

  8. Teas are such fun and any tea you gave would be divine! Looking forward to the recipes.
    Wish I could use this for a coffee I’m giving Wednesday, but a coffee calls for an entirely different menu.
    (And you don’t need to tell me I shouldn’t be hosting this when I’m moving. I know!)

  9. Oh my GOOD.ness… can I hire you for my next gathering?! (Do you travel to Ontario? – LOL). Everything sounds positively mouth-wateringly delicious. That’s quite the impressive spread for an afternoon tea – fabulous!

  10. You’re making me drool just looking at the spread you prepared and the lineup of recipes to come – can’t wait to see them!

  11. Oh how beautiful! I’ve never been to a party where the food looked so lovely and tasty!

  12. How wonderful! I wish I could attend one of your afternoon teas…



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