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Welcome to my newest blog. What is a kimberline you ask? Well where I live in Portland, Dorset, it is a nickname given to newcomers to the Island. Yes Portland is an Island seperated from Weymouth by a causeway. Its part of the Jurassic coast and I love living here. I will be posting lots of different things I hope you enjoy visiting here. Hugs Sara

the above link is my second blog home to some yummy receipies and info on cooking

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Mad Hatter Tea Party. Yay

Oooooooohhhh I do love a tea party.  Espescially a blog tea party, and A Fanciful Twists blog has organised an Alice tea party. 

So bring out the cakes and the sandwiches and of course the tea. 

Maybe a glass of wine or some homemade lemonade. 
Perfect Lemonade Recipe

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Prep time: 10 minutesIngredients
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Yield: Serves 6.

Bring out the best china,

Get ready for the guests.  My mermaid wants to join in the fun, shall we let her?
Oh go on then.

Add a few sprinkles for the fairies too, dont forget to spill some milk and leave a few crumbs
Let them lick the honey from the spoons oh I do love honey.
Honey is a naturally sweet, viscous liquid made from the nectar of flowers and collected by honey bees. It comes in numerous varieties with different colours, textures and flavours. The flavour, colour and sweetness of honey depend on which type of flower the nectar was collected from.

Everyday honey is a commodity product, perhaps a mixture of what is cheapest from several countries. Standard honey is heat-processed and finely filtered, which makes it stay liquid. Otherwise, it can be purposefully crystallised and sold as ‘set honey’ - the kind that you spread with a knife. Clear (or 'runny') honey and set honey have different textures because of the varying amounts of natural sugars contained in each of them. Specialist honey comes from bees that have been set to work harvesting nectar in a specific place. They are simply warmed and gently filtered so that more of the taste and nutritional goodness stays in the pot.

There is a huge choice of honeys available. These include Scottish heather honey, acacia honey and French chestnut honey, plus a wide range from countries around the globe. It's worth asking the honey producer about the honey you're buying because the taste of honey varies according to the nectar it's made from. Since bees gather the honey from within only a few miles of their hives, beekeepers are able to influence where and upon what the bees feed and the final style and flavour the honey will have. To do this, they will put their hives in specific places, such as heather moorlands in Scotland, Northumbria and Dartmoor.

Then sit and maybe enjoy a crossword when your too full of cake and tea
Honey is a naturally sweet, viscous liquid made from the nectar of flowers and collected by honey bees. It comes in numerous varieties with different colours, textures and flavours. The flavour, colour and sweetness of honey depend on which type of flower the nectar was collected from.


Six One and Then Some said...

Your cake stand stacked with goodies looks delicious!

Have a great Tea Party, and do pop by and see me some time :)

Pixie said...

Thanks for inviting me to your party. I did a tea tasting at mine so your info on honeys was quite interesting!

KathrynAntyr said...

What a beautiful spread. BTW love the background of your blog. My mermaid tail is wagging.

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link:

Sweet day to you!

rachelsmith133 said...

Oh your cakes look so yummy.

I liked your little mermaid doll.

If you have time pop over to my tea party too.

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!
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Pabkins said...

I love your tea cup collection! I will have to include my whole collection in next year's party. I had collected alot of it specifically for my wonderland wedding.

I hope you stop be and see me!

Tabitha of

dogsmom said...

How nice to sit after delicious treats with good company. Word puzzles, you say? Thinking? I am thinking perhaps I am having a sugar high from trying all the delicious kinds of honey.
I will sit and listen to Mermaid tales...

Sara said...

Such a lovely post. Thank you for inviting us over. The table looks divine. xx

Kathy said...

How'd you know I love homemade lemonade!!!???!! My very favorite. This was charming.


Aurelia said...

Fun party and thank you for the recipe, I shall try making some myself :)

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

Kelly said...

What a lovely, sea side tea party! Thanks for the recipes. I thuroughly enjoyed my visit!

Terri said...

Honey.....mmmmmmm.....Yum! What a delicious tea party you have hosted! Thank you so much for inviting me to your magical place!

Jorgelina said...

Wonderful post!
All beautiful and fun.

Scrap Vamp said...

Fantastic tea party! Your mermaid is lovely. Thank you so much for inviting me! I hope you'll visit me soon as well.

Carousel Dreams said...

I'm so glad the little mermaid could join us for tea! What a sweetie...thankyou for having me...that lemonade was truly delicious x

Alisa said...

Yummy treats! Thanks for sharing!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fun tea party! I see a sweet mermaid joined the fun - I am so enjoying all the sea-themed parties this year! Enjoy the festivities!

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

Your desserts look more than delicious. It would be so hard to leave the crumbs for the fairies but alas we do what we must. I hope you will drop by my party. Have a beautiful day, Pat

Susan said...

Lovely party, Sara! Thanks for inviting me. Make sure you list the actual link to this post in the comments section of Vanessa's tea party post. (so others find it) Please come visit mine. there is a giveaway, or in your case, a chance at 2.
Blessings and hugs,

Fair Rosamund said...

What a lovely and fun party! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

spiceblogger said...

How DO you do?!
Thank you so very much for the tea and sweets. :D

fairiemoon said...

Scrumptious treats and settings. I love your mermaid. Did you make her?

Have a mad party!
Erin :) said...

OH!!! Your treats are beyond beautiful and I bet, beyond delicious too!!! Thank you for hosting a super lovely party in your Wonderland nook ;)

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Que Bella said...

What a lovely tea party! Such delicious goodies! Thanks for having me, Michelle

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

What a cute little mermaid! Loved your tea party! Very interesting crossword too :)

Thank you for sharing Sara!

Linda said...

I had so much fun at your tea party. your sweet treats were so wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Such a wonderful party indeed. Loved the mermaid. I hope that you will visit me at:

Tricia said...

Hello Sara,
Loved your tea party and your mermaid (I adore mermaids and faeries). I would love to have popped in for a proper cup (well maybe not so proper as mermaids were invited... much more my type of a party!). I also loved your info on honey. The ranch I live on (as a tenant) produces the most wonderful honey, it is nice to know more about it.
If you have a moment take a peek at my silly Mad Catter cat nip and tuna tea party... I will say no more for now except that we are out of tuna but there is still tea. Thank you so much for the invitation,
Tricia aka Aunt Thelma of the many kitties

Tricia said...

oops here is the link

BLISS angels said...

looks like you had fun at your tea party .thank you for coming to see me and taking my button.. I'll be back to read more Hugs wendy

Cindy Adkins said...

Your tea party is amazing!!!