Priscilla was happy to be buckled into her seat belt for another adventure. Sweet Shalom is one of my favorite tea rooms and I was looking forward to sharing it with her. I usually visit this tea room alone. When Chris and Sara, the tearoom owners, named their tea room "Sweet Shalom", they were inspired by the Hebrew word "shalom." The definition of shalom includes peace, harmony, completeness, wholeness, wellness and perfection. The tea room was the dream of these long time friends. Both led busy lives and enjoyed quiet moments over tea. Eventually, sharing the tea experience became a passion and they lovingly moved and restored this 140 year old small farm house and opened Sweet Shalom Tea Room.
|Sweet Shalom Tea Room|
|This morning, Chris and Sara greeted us at the door.|
|Salad with Shanagarry Cream Dressing|
|Guess who wants to sink his teeth in Irish Apple Crumble with Whiskey Cream Sauce?|
|Sara serving my tea from Priscilla|
Price: 21.95 (I have not included tax and tip in the other tea room prices.) As you can see, Donna Hardin and Miss Spenser had arranged a gift certificate surprise! In many of the pictures, you can see I didn't really have tea alone, they were there all the time. (But, they were so quiet!) A huge thanks to both of them for a lovely afternoon!
|Edie with Priscilla|
|Chris and Sara|
My favorite dish this month was the salad. They were happy to share the recipe:
Shanagarry Salad Dressing
2 hard boiled eggs
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoon malt vinegar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Press egg yolks through sieve. Add sugar, salt and mustard. Blend in vinegar and cream. Finely chop one egg white and add. Cover and chill.
Until we "tea" again . . .
Sips and Smiles,