Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Charlotte's Tea

Charlotte's Tea

Charlotte, Age Two

Charlotte’s Tea is held in honour of a lady who was keen on history, loved desserts, and made a fine cup of tea!
Proper Tea Service

Charlotte Amelia Henderson Miller Fullerton was born on August 16, 1916, in Holderville. She lived most of her life on the Kingston Peninsula and contributed generously to the local historical society.
John Fisher Museum, Kingston NB

Charlotte raised a large family on a busy farm. Should you arrive at meal time, an extra plate was quickly set and a chair pulled up to the table.  Meals were hearty and always included a delicious dessert.
Thurlow Henderson (Father) 
George Fullerton (Father-in-Law) 
Vara Smith (Friend and Neighbour)

Long before “eat seasonal” became trendy, she adhered to that practice with Rhubarb Pie in May, 
Rhubarb Pies

Strawberry Shortcake in June, 
Strawberry Shortcake made with Biscuits 
and REAL Whipped Cream

and Raspberry Whip in July. 
Raspberry Whip

Cottage Pudding took care of any stale white cake, although very little ever went stale in her house!  
Cottage Pudding

A neighbour recently confessed that, as a teenager, he kept coming back to the arduous hayfield mostly for the Gingerbread with Whipped Cream.  
Gingerbread with Whipped Cream

And everyone who entered Charlotte’s kitchen knew where to find the cookie tin full of Soft Molasses Cookies, kept at child level for easy access.
Soft Molasses Cookies

The welcoming abundance at Charlotte’s table reflected the love and warmth she extended to those of us fortunate enough to have known her.
Charlotte, Age 93

Charlotte preferred her tea black, perfectly steeped, in a china cup and saucer, if you please! 

Charlotte’s Tea is held in August at 1810 Carter House in Kingston, NB. You missed it this year, but plan to attend in 2018. It is a sell-out event, so get your tickets early!!

1810 Carter House, Kingston, NB

...Until Next Time...