Fellow New Zealand blogger Zimmerbitch hosts a virtual tea party each month, where we can all get together virtually and catch up on news and share a cup of tea. As she states, this year the concept of sharing virtual food and drink has almost become the norm. Who would have thought that this time last year.
It is summer here in New Zealand, so I have made some tomato toasts, topped with micro greens and lots of salt and pepper. There are also date scones should you so wish, and I have even made biscuits (or cookies).
When we were at Levels 3 and 4 lockdown here in New Zealand (March/April/May), like so many other people around the globe, I seemed to do far more baking than normal. Added to this, having my step-son with us at this time meant there was an extra person to eat it all. There were banana breads, cakes and of course, biscuits, such as these salty buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies (recipe from Bon Appetit). The buckwheat flour means these treats have quite a distinctive taste, and mixed with dark chocolate and salt, means a more sophisticated version of the chocolate chip cookie.
So please enjoy, and let’s enjoy some pre-Christmas afternoon tea. Only a week to go now until Christmas Eve, when we will have friends around to share our Swedish Julafton table. God Jul!
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