4pm, time for afternoon tea. Brewing a pot of Oolong dad mailed it from his last trip to Asia. I always get hungry around this hour regardless of when I had lunch. A little something sweet and a little something savory pulls my appetite in shape for dinner.
We’re having tea sandwiches with cucumber and caviar today! Everything is more elegant in miniature. Japanese white bread, crusts off and cut into 1.5″ rounds. See-through thin slices of Kyuri cucumbers, seedless and never bitter. I use a vegetable peeler, but one day will invest in a good mandoline. Butter the bread, layer on the cucumbers and top with a spoonful of white sturgeon caviar.
The caviar comes from California Caviar Company – SF Weekly actually came out with an interesting article on this company yesterday. They make sustainable caviar affordable, and that is a blessing in my books. Love the clean design of their glass jars, simple and classic with the rim in gold. More afternoon tea nibbles to come this week, am officially obsessed with both sweet and savory miniatures!