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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the home cooking podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks about food, home cooking, how to use spices, and the joy of making flavorful meals that your whole family will love. You'll also get to follow Anne into the Red Stick Spice Test Kitchen for a live cooking session that will give you the meal inspiration you're looking for. 

Apr 11, 2024

People love enjoying an Afternoon Tea. While it is less of a regular event in the United States, many people, including Anne Milneck—host of Smidgen, and chef/owner of Red Stick Spice Company—have fond memories of special tea outings.

Did you know you can enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at home with family or friends? On this episode of Smidgen, Anne shares tips on how to pick the teas to serve your guests; how to put together a savory course, a scone course, and a sweet course (and recipes OF COURSE to accompany your tea.)

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Links for Teas to Consider for an Afternoon Tea

·       Earl Grey Creme:

·       Earl Grey Lavender:

·       English Breakfast:

·       Rooibos:

·       Vanilla Rooibos:

·       Biscotti Rooibos:

·       Chamomile:

·       Traditional Masala Chai:

·       Herbal Chai:

Dishes to Prepare for Your Afternoon Tea

·       Parsnip Soup:

·       Hummus:

·       Cucumber Sandwiches:

·       Spanakopita (Spinach Phyllo Triangles):

·       North African Chicken Hand Pies, B'stilla (pronounced "past-ee-ya"):

·       Scones:

·       Lemon Curd (store bought is fine)

·       Clotted Cream (store bought is fine)

·       Strawberry Sauce:

·       Blueberry Ginger Compote:

·       Shortbread Cookies: Check out Anne’s shortbread roundup here:

·       Mole Chocolate Cookies:

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