Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spreads for Tea Sandwiches

I love visiting Karleen and working on projects with her. Since we joined our local quilt guild, we've taken up working on our sewing projects together once a month in her beautifully appointed sewing room. Our monthly attendance at quilt guild sewing sessions is simply not enough. Oftentimes our lunches turn into delightful, spontaneous tea parties. On a recent visit I packed a tray with toppings for tea sandwiches; fresh garden lettuce, herbed butter, and an olive-walnut spread. 

I hope you enjoy the recipes! Remember, afternoon tea does not need to be complicated, but rather a delightful part of any one's daily routine.

Herbed Butter

1/2 cup Earth Balance spread*
1/8 cup chopped fresh chives
1/8 cup chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage

Mix together and place in serving bowl. Garnish as desired.

*May substitute butter for non-vegan option. But, if you haven't tried Earth Balance before, you might try it. It's a heart-healthy option to butter and is very tasty.

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Olive-Walnut Spread

1 can olives, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tsp. tamari sauce
1/3 cup Veganaise, more if desired*

Mix together and place in serving bowl. Garnish as desired.

*Or your favorite mayonnaise.


  1. Hmmmm...I love tea sandwiches. That walnut spread sounds delish! I may have to whip up some herbed butter today...I have everything I need.

  2. How fun to have this tradition with Karleen. Love the idea of this afternoon tea.

  3. Sounds yummy! I'll have to see if we have Earth Balance here. I want to come up with some yummy wraps that the kids can take for lunch next school year. They are bored with the same stuff over and over again. Wishing you a great day! Tammy

  4. The olive-walnut spread is my very favorite! Thanks for posting the recipe.


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