Thursday, March 21, 2013




March 22nd is Spring Fairy Fun Day so celebrate with the fairies from the garden and the woodland with a tea time that honors each type.  Serve some of their favorite foods and they might just send you a thank you message through a yellow butterfly!



The garden fairies live in gardens and meadows and make their homes in flowers or mounds of green thyme

2 hardboiled egg yolks
1/2 C sugar
1 stick butter
1Tbs frozen orange juice concentrate
Yellow edible petals (daylily or calendula)
            Beat egg yolk, sugar, butter and orange juice concentrate together.  Cut out bread slices into butterfly shapes and spread with butter mixture.  Add yellow edible flower petals and fold up wings.

1 – 8oz pkg softened cream cheese         
1Tbs fresh chives
1Tbs fresh parsley
1Tbs fresh thyme
1 clove garlic
Flour tortillas
Fresh spinach leaves
Nasturtium flower petals
            Combine cream cheese, garlic and herbs in food processor.  Spread on tortillas then top with spinach leaves.  Roll up, wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Slice into 1” pieces and top with nasturtium flower petals to form butterfly wings.

12 eggs                                              
1/4c mayonnaise
1tsp prepared mustard                   
salt & pepper
1Tbs fresh dill                                  
1Tbs finely chopped onion
bread rounds
            Hard boil eggs, shell and cool.  Cut eggs crosswise in half & remove yolk.  Finely chop lower half of egg white and yolk and combine with mayonnaise, mustard, dill, salt & pepper.  Fill remaining half of egg with mixture and place cut side down on a bread round.  Sprinkle with paprika.

1-8oz pkg softened cream cheese
1/4c confectioner’s sugar
1c finely chopped strawberries
flour tortillas
            Mix the cream cheese and sugar until well blended then add strawberries & lemon herbs.  Spread on tortillas, roll up, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Cut wraps into 1” sections.

1 German chocolate cake mix                               
1 1/2c applesauce
1 c mini chocolate chips                             
1/3 cup strawberry jam
            Combine the cake mix with the applesauce and then stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into mini muffin tins, filling each cup half full.  Spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each cup and then top with the remaining batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Serve upside down drizzled with melted chocolate and garnished with a sliced strawberry – the garden fairies favorite food! 


The woodland fairies live in woods and forests and make their homes in oak trees, mosses or ferns

1 – 8oz pkg softened cream cheese
1/2c softened butter           
1 1/2tsp herb seasoning
1-8oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
flour tortillas
            Cream together cream cheese, butter and gourmet blend, then add the spinach and combine well.  Spread onto flour tortillas, roll up, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Cut wraps into 1” diagonal sections.

1 – 8oz pkg softened cream cheese
1tsp seasoned salt
1 can asparagus spears, drained               
flour tortillas
            Cream together cream cheese and seasoned salt, then add the asparagus and combine well.  Spread or pipe onto bread rounds.

4 egg whites                             
1/4tsp cream of tartar
3/4c sugar                                
1Tbs spearmint
2 sq melted semi-sweet chocolate cocoa
            Combine egg white & cream of tartar and beat at high speed until soft peaks form.  Sprinkle in sugar a little at a time, add mint and beat until stiff peaks form.  Pipe onto greased cookie sheet into 1” diameter mounds for caps and 1 ½” upright lengths for stems.  Bake at 200 degrees for 1 ¾ hrs, turn off oven and let stand 30 mins.  With knife cut small hole in center of underside of caps, fill with melted chocolate and spread on underside and inset stems.  Let dry 1 hour then store in airtight container.  Sprinkle with cocoa before serving.

            Combine 2 egg whites, 1/4tsp cream of tartar and a dash of salt and beat until soft peaks form.  Add 2/3c sugar gradually and beat until stiff.  Add 1Tbs spearmint, green food coloring and a 6oz pkg of chocolate chips.  Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Drop cookies onto greased sheet, place in oven and turn off.  Leave overnight.

1 loaf cinnamon bread                   
1 egg
1 - 8oz cream cheese                      
1tsp lemon juice
melted butter
1/2c sugar                             
1Tbs cinnamon
            Cut off crust and roll slices of bread thin.  Spread with mixture of cream cheese, egg and lemon juice.  Roll each slice diagonally into a log.  Combine spice mix and sugar, then roll log in butter and sugar/spice mix.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 mins.  (Can keep in fridge w/o rolling in butter and spice-sugar for 1-2 days)












Serve your finger foods with this tea which will help you see the fairies:


1Tbs thyme
1Tbs calendula
1Tbs chamomile flowers
1Tbs spearmint
1Tbs sage
1Tbs marjoram
1Tbs lemongrass
            Mix all together and store in a cool, dry place that is not in the sun. To use, take one teaspoon of the mixture, add boiling water, and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain tea and sweeten with honey as desired. Serve hot or cold.



Do not forget to entertain strangers,
for by so doing some people have entertained
angels without knowing it

I Corinthians 10:31 

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