Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tea For Two

1. Early morning coffees 2. My sister flipping her hurr
3. Coffee 4. Cucumber sandwiches 5. Gluten free delights
6. A quick selfy before Ash went back to work 7. Driving home

A couple of months ago my sister Ashleigh suggested we go have 'tea for two' at this cute little gluten free patisserie in Newcastle. We've been meaning to do it for ages, and this week we finally went. I've been sleeping through my alarms lately, and because I was driving to Newcastle (which is an hour from where I live) I had to get up a little earlier to get ready. Lucky my sister didn't send me the address of the patisserie, she called me in the morning, about 15 minutes before I should have been leaving. So I frantically started to get ready and because Luke is super lovely he walked to the cafe just around the corner from us to get me a coffee cos I ran out of time. 
The little patisserie was so cute. Everything was gluten free and there was a sweet bread loaf with dried fruit that was amazing! Even though it was called 'tea for two', we both got coffees. The cucumber sandwiches were slightly different to the average high tea type sandwich. The cucumber was piled on top of a slice of bread, and it was so delicious. I've been putting cucumber and zucchini in most things lately, so it was just right! And the sweet jelly squares were made with gelatine free jelly. On our way out, I picked Luke up a treat to take home with me, a white chocolate and raspberry macaroon. I didn't actually get to see Luke for valentines day until about 11pm because he was working, so when he got home he had it with a cup of tea. It was a pretty lovely day, and the nice weather held out just long enough for me to do three loads of washing!

20 comments:

  1. Awe this looks like a lovely day out :)

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  2. cute photos!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  3. How cute! This makes me miss my sister! Just recently I let go of my firm "no cucumber" rule and tried a sandwhich. I'm now hooked for life! Isn't it funny how things change as you get older? :) Glad you had a good Val-day!

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  4. awww heart shaped cookies? AMAZING!

    i am glad you finally did it!
    everything on that plate looks good ♥


    xoxo
    MELINA ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks like such a sweet day out! I love little places like that.

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  6. YUM all the food looks amazing! I'm so impressed with the latte art on your coffee too! You guys are too cute : )

    mybillie.blogspot.com

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  7. adorable. we used to have a little tea house filled with hats hung over all the walls (you had to wear one while there). they served cold fruit soups and delicious chai.

    such fun.

    oh, and P.S. what state are you in? i grew up in indiana near a new castle...don't know if it's the same place.

    www.thedirtlife.blogspot.com

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  8. this little date looks oh so fabulous!!!
    xo TJ

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  9. Thanks for the visit sweetie! The coffee cup was to only reason I got it hehe!!

    abeautifulmaybe.blogspot.com - xo,

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  10. i am extremely jealous of your date! :)

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  11. i've been on your blog for a while, im really enjoying it!! i love all your fun pictures!! :) wonderful blog!

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  12. how adorable! and delicious!
    it's so great that you have a sister to do things with :) They are the best.

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  13. Days like this sound lovely. I wish I could do that with my sister. Unfortunately she's down in Texas and I'm all the way up here in Jersey. I'm also very fond of cucumber and zucchini! Do you ever make fresh fruits and veggie drinks at home? My hubby and I bought a juicer recently and juice everyday, once a day. It's really yummy and your body will love you for it. We have fun experimenting with certain combos of fruits & veggies. I love the way cucumber tastes in every juice. :)

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  14. looks and sounds like a fun little adventure. The cucumber sandwiches looks so yummy :]

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  15. It was such a beautiful day here too! Your sister and you are too darling and those goodies looked amazing! YUM!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  16. Beautiful blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Dude, next time take me:) I hope you aren't offended my lack of maturity by calling you a dude.

    That my dear, is a perfect adventure.

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  18. Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    It looks like you had a lovely time! The food looks so good.
    I hope Luke liked the macaroon - It sounds delicious! xx

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  19. I didn't know such places existed! Why isn't there a place where I live, I'm gluten and lactose intolerent it's boring, I can't usaly eat nice food without being ill which puts me off, the food there looks so good x

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