Oh look there's one of my daughters - she is wearing a minion shirt. And yes, she was one of my minions as I prepared for this tea. She really does like to learn about tea etiquette. So today we talked about scones. I've always thought it was pronounced scones, with a long O. Once I heard someone pronounce it "skahn". I think that person was horribly mistaken, I didn't correct her because she was teaching and I didn't want to appear rude. I just thought "yikes" It's scooooone. Perhaps I am mistaken?
Did you know the proper way to eat scones is to break off a bite sized piece, then spread the cream and jam on before you pop it in your mouth. I've heard that it was done this way because if you didn't finish all of it the rest could be saved without getting spoiled and the "help" would then take the leftovers home. Personally, I think it's because a good scone is a little crumbly and it would make a mess and not be very lady like to slather it with cream and take a big bite!
We are enjoying our afternoon tea in the Sunroom today because my yard is muddy - we've been blessed with lots of rain! I love it - everything is very green and lush. And, also my dh is outside mowing and trimming bushes and I don't want to get in his way! So here it is, my Saturday Tea in the Garden taking place in the sunroom. Thank you Bernideen for hosting this and inspiring the tea lover in us.
(After publishing the post I realized - where's the tea? It's still in the pot on the counter! I guess I'll go down now and enjoy another scone with a cup of tea this time! LOL!)