Well..Martha's Pantry..a wee ray of sunshine in the windy city. A dear little tea shop sitting by the motorway where the three "girls" serve high tea in the loveliest surroundings. By three girls I mean: mother Mary & her two daughters Ondine & Anita. The old brick building, did in fact once belong to Mary's cousin's grandmother Martha..now there's a mouthful : )
I love that the inspiration for Martha's Pantry came from the "The Buttery" the iconic old high tea rooms once gracing Woodward Street in Wellington.
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Actually a lot more work than you might imagine running a place like Martha's. Apparently the girls will quite often find themselves putting in a 12 hour day! No doubt that's how the food fight broke out one full high tea day..the sisters just stepping on each others toes..it is said that sandwiches were thrown & mooshed & Mary had to just keep calm & carry on! A bit of swearing, the lights snapped off & all over in 10 minutes..forgotten!.. well I don't know about the customers!
My delicious Earl Grey
My dear wee neighbour : )
Sparkly star biscuits (from the cabinet not my plate!)