Nibbles: High tea and a meal fit for a queen

Steeped in tradition

Love Christmas or know someone who can’t get enough of it? Woodlawn Museum will kick off its Holiday High Tea tradition at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. High tea will be served at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11 and 18) and at 3 p.m. on Fridays (Dec. 6, 13, 20).

Catered by Flexit Café and Bakery, the high tea will feature the museum’s special holiday tea, finger sandwiches, cookies and other treats. Visitors also can take in the elaborately decorated Christmas trees and other decorations throughout the Black House.

The cost, which includes the holiday tour, is $22 per person for Woodlawn members and $25 for non-members. To reserve seats and for more info, visit or call 667-8671.

Seriously good salads

Who doesn’t get tired of their go-to salads occasionally and hanker for some new recipe to jazz up the dish. Consider “Kitchen Sanctuary” blogger Nicky Corbishley’s “Seriously Good Salads: Creative Flavor Combinations for Nutritious, Satisfying Meals” (Page Street, $21.99). Her salads are meant to be the main course so they do require prepping, whether it is grilling chipotle chicken or blackening salmon fillets.

“Seriously Good Salads” also is divided into seven sections from meal and poultry to fruit-based. The cookbook is full of ideas on how to make salads more appealing to different palates.


Fit for a queen

In Ellsworth, The Grand theater and restaurant Provender are teaming up for the 1 and 7:30 p.m. screenings of “Downton Abbey” on Wednesday, Dec. 4. That day, movie-goers have the option of getting lunch and/or dinner at 112 Main St., where Provender’s dinner menu will start with a Pimm’s Cup cocktail before the three-course meal capped with toffee pudding and Chantilly cream. The movie ticket is included in the lunch and dinner prices of $40 and $70 per person. For the restaurant’s hours and more menu details, call (210) 610-1480, email  [email protected] and visit

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