Tea Sandwiches: Cucumber + Caviar

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4comments No tags Permalink 0

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!

  • anonymous
    October 12, 2011

    I'm like you, too! No matter what I had for lunch, I always, ALWAYS get the munchies. Why is that? What did you have for lunch today? My lunch isn't as extravagant as yours, hehe, but guess enough to tie me over till dinner time.

  • cecilia
    October 13, 2011

    Hello! I'm curious, what feature of your camera are you using to blur your backgrounds so beautifully?I actually bought a Lumix LX5 because I see your photos on a regular basis (am a subscriber), and I saw that you had an LX3. However, I've been unable to produce the same blur effect, no matter how I toy with different features :(Please let me know! -CeciliaPS. I love your blog :)

  • K and S
    October 13, 2011

    so cute and elegant!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 13, 2011

    Hi Kim! I made udon for lunch – it was rainy, so hot soup + noodles is the perfect meal. Not filling enough though heheh.Hi Cecilia! Thanks for your comment! ^_^ For the last month or so I've been borrowing different cameras from friends, so all recent photos have been a mix of Nikon 5100, Sony DSLR-A900, and the Lumix LX3 (that's why some posts have "better" photos than others). I'm sorry about that – I should have updated the 'about' page. BUT! If it's the blue effect you're mainly after, that can also be achieved via Photoshop. And if don't have Photoshop, the free features on flickr.com let you play around with the blur/matte effect (though you have less control when compared to photoshop). Hope this is helpful!Thanks Kat! :)

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