Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Foodbuzz Tea Party Takeover for Ovarian Cancer Research!


I'm writing today to tell all of my lovely, smart, witty and fun readers that they wont be hearing from me for the next week or so.

I'm not breaking up with you....it's just that I'm heading off to the Caribbean for a little while. I'll have some great food stories to share with you when I get back, and hopefully I'll take a trip to a cacao plantation. If you see that the price of chocolate rises drastically in the next few days, it's likely because I have consumed half a crop of cacao nibs and I've depleted the supply. Sorry. My bad.

I'd like to leave you with something nice. Something charity-driven.

Have you heard of the foodie website Foodbuzz? I bet you probably have.

Well, Foodbuzz and Electrolux are partnering to host a Top 9 Tea Party Takeover today, and they're asking Featured Publishers to construct a post around a tea party theme.

Foodbuzz will donate $50 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for every tea party recipe created by a Featured Publisher before March 23rd! So, I figured this would be a great way to help out. Every little bit counts right? That's what they always say.

To support the cause even more, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OvarianCancer Research Fund when you go to Kelly Confidential and select a perfect tea party outfit for Kelly Ripa's Tea Party for a Cause.

My perfect tea party menu is mainly sweet with a touch of savoury. Firstly, my Mom's Classic Cranberry Almond Biscotti are unbelievable. She's knows her biscotti. Plus, you need something to dunk in your tea!


Double Chocolate French Macarons are so fancy and make you want to drink tea with your pinky finger pointing out. You can totally make them with my step-by-step instructions!


These Hazelnut Espresso Cookies are absolutely necessary because they're made with coffee. So obvious.


Any tea party without scones and jam is unheard of. There must be Rosemary Cheddar Scones. There will be jam!


Did you know you can make Homemade Strawberry Jam at home with only 3 ingredients? Yup. Strawberries, sugar and lemon juice is all you need!


An elegant Apple Jam & Vanilla Custard Tart will knock the pants off of any guests at your tea party. And, well, it serves them right since they should be wearing a cute sundress anyway!

Unfortuntately, where I'll be heading, we won't be having a tea party. We'll be having a dark rum party. I'm ok with that.

I'll be back sooner than you'll know with stories of mangoes, cacao, roti, shark & bake, breadfruit, coconuts and more! Can you guess what countries I'll be visiting?

PS - it's snowing right now here in Toronto. MuAhahahaha!! That was mean. I apologize.

Your big time foodie friend,
Christina.
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18 comments:

  1. Look at all those goodies! Great addition to the tea party!

    Bon voyage!
    LL

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  2. Have a great time on your trip! Enjoy the sun :D

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  3. These biscotti look incredible, perfect for a tea party!

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  4. Mmmm, all your tea-time treats look fantastic! Have a great trip, I am wild with jealousy.

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  5. Have a great trip! Some sunshine sounds lovely right now :) Thank you for the tea party treats, those biscotti look delicious, and maybe, just maybe I will work up the courage to try making macarons :)

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  6. I love the Biscotti! Great to dunk in tea. And have fun on your trip! My boyfriend and I are going on a cruise there in exactly 3 weeks!

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  7. Love all your treats for the tea party! They all look amazing especially those macaroons. Yum!

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  8. I wish I could be at your tea party - so much variety. I only made cream scones.
    Have a great time in the Caribbean !

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  9. Wow do all of these recipes look delicious!

    Thanks so much for the gorgeous photography, desserts and for supporting such a good cause.

    Have a fantastic time in the Caribbean!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! It all looks so lovely!

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  11. What an incredible menu for a tea party. I've got to have one of those scones! Have a blast on your trip... you have earned it! Your blog is beautiful!

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  12. Yum, I love fresh strawberry jam and your scones are making me drool. They look similar to the black pepper-cheddar ones I posted =)

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  13. Have a lovely trip! Your apple jam and vanilla custard tart looks simply divine. Yum!

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  14. How wonderful your blog is and you have some wonderful baked things here...very tantalizing indeed. You inspire me to go in and bake something!.........which to me, is the highest compliment there is.

    My name is Paulette Le Pore Motzko or "Polly Motzko" and I created an online cooking magazine called "Cooking Up A Storm All Over The World!" I would love you to share some of your baked recipes and photos and anything else you so desire.

    http://CookingUPAStorminCa.ning.com

    Polly Motzko

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  15. All very wonderful recipes Christina! You biscottis and chedder scones look out of this world delish!! Yum-o!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  16. Mmmmmm. I can never get my biscuits to rise so beautifully. I'll have to check back and see your wonderful collection of foodie photos from your trip! I love hearing about people's vacations.

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