Monthly Mingle: High Tea Treats


A huge thank you to Bee and Jai for their lovely Heirloom recipe roundup! What a treat this roundup was, with so many exciting stories and recipes.

This month my lovely guest hostess is Aparna from the very versatile blog My Diverse Kitchen. As we discussed the theme several months ago I was very excited about it because it’s one of those elegant and sophisticated traditions I love. Although we do not practice it as often as I would like, there have been quite a few occasions when I have entertained my friends for High Tea.

As Aparna explains high tea, was actually a meal which was served around six in the evening in homes of common working class folk and a full meal equal to dinner! It was called high tea because it was served at the high table/ family dining table.

Somewhere in time, high tea came to mean a sort of traditional tea where lighter desserts and dishes are served. This would include savories such as appetizers or tiny sandwiches, scones, crumpets and pastry items like cookies, cakes, shortbreads, etc.

So Aparna and I are inviting you all to a cozy and jovial high tea party. We have a large but very empty table and would love it if you shared your grand High Tea Treats with us.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make or bake something which you would typically serve at teatime.Your teatime treat must be vegetarian, though eggs are allowed.
  2. It must be a dish you posted on your blog between the 22nd of September and the 15th of October, 2009. Older posts will not be accepted.
    Please note that you may submit your entry for this Monthly Mingle to any one other event (only one, please), if you choose.
  3. Please link your post to Aparna’s announcement and to this post or the Monthly Mingle page. Feel free to use the High Tea Treats logo, along with your Monthly Mingle post.
    Please submit your entries before midnight (your time) of the 15th of October, 2009 by using this Event Submission Form.
    Just fill in the necessary details and hit the submit button. Please also ensure that the image you submit is 300px wide.

Hope we have plenty of people joining the fun this month. We look forward to seeing your treats!


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  1. now i absolutely have no excuses for not making those scones!

  2. Surely will pitching in.I missed the heirloom mingle

  3. Meeta, you are the star. When I read Vegetarian, my eyes lit up :D so I am going to be able to try most of them.

    Good luck and hope it is a roaring success!

  4. O what a great idea! I could have used the treat I used made, but I think I am gonna go for something a little bit more successful!

  5. I will definitely join you as soon as I get back home to France. Love this theme.

  6. Wow...great party!!! I will be there with my dish for sure. :)

  7. A great event! I love those treats...



  8. Oh what a fantastic mingle theme!! I am going to be sure to participate this time - I have been sorely lacking after the melon month. Time to get back on track!

  9. Oh, I like tea time get the day to prepare for the guests and they leave before it's bedtime. And no dinner worries, the treats are really heavy!

  10. I love this idea! Ill see if i can come up with something High Tea-ish

  11. I made my fresh fig and spiced rum upside down cake just in time for this!

  12. ooh-Looking forward to participating..:)

  13. Just stumbled on your blog. I'd love to join! Love high tea.

  14. Great idea for the event. I've already prepared something and shall post it soon.

  15. Oooh such a good idea! Hopefully I'll have time/remember!


  16. Title is really good looking, but empty plate looks yuky...:)

  17. Stumbled on your blog, and participating in this event, also submitted the form today..
    Sumana from

  18. This sounds wonderful. Can it have fish in it?


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