We are planning a harvest tea for our church. What type of food would you suggest we serve?
Atlenia from Mobile, AL
It depends on what kind of a tea you're having. Afternoon tea is the fancy one with the miniature cakes, crustless finger sandwiches, decorative biscuits (cookies), petit fours, and the other small, fancy foods in pretty little serving things, sugar tongs, silver tea service, and so on. High tea is the full evening meal which is eaten by the middle and lower classes, on regular dishes. Either way, though, the "harvest" theme will come mostly from decorations, and only a little bit from the foods you serve. Go to the grocery stores or local farmers' markets and figure out what's in season, then make the menu around the selection.