Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tea and Tuna Fish

Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong-nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides — firesides that were waiting, waiting for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea.

Agnes Repplier (To Think Of Tea)


Tea drinking became really popular in England when Queen Anne (1665–1714) chose tea over ale as her regular breakfast drink.


As I was eating my lunch today (tuna fish on whole wheat), I was thinking about how blessed we are to have fresh clean water for tea.  I’m sure that drinking ale with all my meals, including breakfast, would cause me to be slow thinking and not a very productive woman.


In case you were wondering, this is an English teapot made by Crown Dorset.  I made a lovely pot of Darjeeling tea in it to drink with my lunch.  Here is the simple tuna salad recipe.

2  cans tuna
½ cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
1  tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup mayonnaise (I like to use less)
salt & pepper to taste

Mash tuna with a fork.  Add celery, onion, parsley and lemon juice.  Mix well and fold in mayonnaise.  Season with salt & pepper.


Angela McRae said...

What a lovely teapot -- and photo! At first I studied it trying to figure out if it was a stock (professional) photo but then I recognized your china. Beautiful work! (And I like the book you mentioned too. That Agnes was a card!)

Marilyn said...

Tea and tuna sounds good to me. Love the teapot too.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I know what I am having for lunch today! Tea and Tuna, it just sounds perfect for today. Thanks for visiting, stop by anytime!!!

Southern Touch Catering said...

I got a much needed chuckle reading your post today. Love the tea pot you have and your tuna recipe is the same exact recipe I do, but I use a lot of mayo. Ha!

Susan said...

That teapot is fabulous!
Tuna on whole wheat is very healthy!

The Vintage Rose said...

A pretty teapot. I think I'd much rather drink tea than ale.

marigirl said...

I happened on your blog and love it! looks like we have many of the same interests...especially TEA and travel!! :)

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