Monday, May 14, 2012

The Traveling Teapot Cooks

Or, There is No Such Thing as a Free Brunch!

After spending time resting and relaxing, The Traveling Teapot is learning the Reali-Tea of living at The Amherst Rose Tea Room.  The little purple pot must earn her keep here and is learning to assist in serving our guests.

On Sunday, she assisted me in the kitchen and learned how to pour the pancake batter to make Vanilla Bean Pancakes for the DH and me. This helped her learn her way around the kitchen and by the time she leaves here she will have "mad skills" and will be quite useful to all of the Traveling Teapot hosts. I hope to teach her many things and give her a wonderful learning experience here.



The Traveling Teapot Pours the Pancake Batter


The Glenburn Estate First Flush Darjeeling brewed in the Traveling Teapot
The wet leaf and the pale amber liquor


The Traveling Teapot, "being Mother," pours tea into the Victoria Monogram cup which was purchased at Kensington Palace during my Tea in London tour in 2007


Vanilla Bean Pancakes made with assistance from The Traveling Teapot


9 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

A delightful post, Mary Jane. I am positive the traveling teapot is enjoying her stay in your home. How appropriate to post a "first flush" tea into your beautiful "Kensington Palace" teacup on Mother's Day! I look forward to more teatime adventures!

Rosemary said...

What fun! In this day and age, it's important to be able to perform several skills... and pouring pancake batter is a good way to start. Loved your photos!

Karen's Place said...
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Karen's Place said...

Mary Jane what a fun way to start the day with pancakes poured from the happy little traveling teapot The Kensington Palace teacup is lovely. What a nice treasure from your own travels.

Linda J. said...

Fun post!

Marilyn said...

This plum teapot is certainly having some fun adventures. Wow! Learning to pour pancake batter and then serve a special tea into your Kensington Palace teacup. Wonderful post!

samovar said...

yes, having a variety of skills is the way to go! pouring pan cake batter is a very novel idea, also loved the kensington palace tea cup, so lovely! andrea

Anonymous said...

What a shame for the Traveling Teapot! It is for tea not pancake batter. She has been used for entertaining. If "she" needs to go to work, let her learn to boil water and properly steep different teas for goodness sake! Judy

Colleen said...

Oh I think we all need many skills these days to get along. I never thought of using a teapot to pour from or cook with- but an interesting idea- and I bet it pours batter beautifully. Just don't use a yixing pot to serve soy sauce, as a friend of mine did.