Serving up something for Mom

Serving up something for Mom

Want to have a special tea for Mom on Mother's Day?

Try this easy menu --


       Floral - Backyard Patch Summer Burst / Flower Explosion Tea

       Traditional -  Earl Grey Tea or Backyard Patch Lemon Bergamot Black Tea

       Iced - Backyard Patch Elmhurst Garden Walk Tea

 cup of tea in a floral tea cup with saucer and scones


              Backyard Patch Lavender Scone Mix 

              Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies (recipe below)

 cucumber sandwiches on white bread


              Crustless Cucumber Sandwiches (recipe below)

              Round Tuna Sandwiches -- Make tuna fish salad any way you like it and spread on slices of white bread, the cut with a round cookie cutter to get a unique shape for your sandwich.


Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies are the perfect cookie for afternoon tea or any time! We love these crisp and buttery cookies! Yield: ABOUT 20 COOKIES 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.


In a small bowl, whisk the flour, salt, lemon zest, and rosemary. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Form the dough into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or until firm.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick square. Cut into squares, rounds, or shape of your choice using a lightly floured cookie cutter. Place shortbread cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are very lightly browned around the edges. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.

Note-Shortbread cookies with keep in an airtight container for about a week or they can be frozen.

Crustless Cucumber Sandwiches (recipe makes one sandwich)

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Backyard Patch Herbal Spread
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced English cucumber

Stir cream cheese, yogurt, BYP Herbal Spread and pepper together in a small bowl until well blended. Spread the mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice. Top 1 slice with cucumber slices, then top with the other bread slice, cream cheese-side down. Cut the crusts from the sandwich and cut it in half diagonally.


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