Monday, March 24, 2014

Egg Salad

For today's tea on my coffee table,  I've made some egg salad and I'm having Blueberry Herbal tea, which is delicious!   I'd love to share some with you.

 My Mom gave me this beautiful Bavaria china teacup, which I believe belonged to my late Great Aunt Kitty.  The cup is signed "A. Marshall" on the side, behind the handle,  and I'm wondering if my Aunt's china painting teacher painted this design on a plain Bavaria tea cup??  It's a mystery to me!  The bottom of the cup reads, PT Bavaria Tirschenreuth Germany. 

 My Mom also gave me this unmarked plate, which looks like white violets painted on.

This egg salad recipe is adapted from Cook's Illustrated. I cut some homemade bread into pretty shapes and toasted them.  The bread recipe comes from a starter that someone gave me about 11 years ago.  The starter is supposedly from the Civil War and I have been making it faithfully since I received it.  I add oats and ground flax seed for an additional nutritional boast when I make it.

6 eggs, large
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red onions, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon table salt
ground black pepper


Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Remove pan from high heat. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.(This cooks the eggs perfectly without the ugly green ring around the edges.)

Fill a medium bowl with 1 quart water and 1 tray of ice cubes.

Transfer eggs to ice water bath with slotted spoon and let sit 5 minutes. (I like to roll the eggs first to crack the shells).

Peel eggs and dice medium.  (I use a pastry blender to quickly chop the eggs.)

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, including pepper to taste. Serve or refrigerate overnight.

I am sharing this with:


  1. That's a very pretty tea cup Kitty, I love the gold border! Great idea to add oats to the bread and lemon in egg salad is new to me but sounds very good! I'd love a little chick sandwich for breakfast:@)

  2. Such a sweet teacup, Kitty! I would love the tea, but I will have to skip the egg salad! I am such a very strange, girl - I have never liked mayonnaise my entire life. It is crazy. However, I love the way you cut the sandwiches into those adorable shapes!

  3. Lovely teacup, but I love the little scalloped plate. Egg salad sounds yummy, maybe I should go fix breakfast!

  4. Hi Kitty...lots of violets today...and no wonder! I'd already planned egg salad sandwiches for the pan already! Lol! Great minds think alike! Lovely photos! Have a great week.

  5. That is a pretty teacup, Kitty, and how lovely it has been passed down to you! I love egg salad, one of my favourites. Your bread shapes make your sandwiches look very tempting. Pretty plate too. Thank you sweet friend for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a beautiful day.

    Blessings n hugs,

  6. Lovely teacup Kitty, so beautifully old fashioned looking. Good for you for keeping up with the bread. I have let those starters die on occasion b/c I've just gotten busy and neglected them. Your sandwiches look like a little chick and an egg? Cute. Have a lovely day!

  7. Hey Kitty,
    Such a beautiful teacup and plate.. I love any dishes with flowers painted on them... Your egg salad makes me hungry. My Mama always made it with green olives in it and it is one of my favorites...I am going to save yours for later..
    Hope you are enjoying this new season..
    Love, Mona

  8. A pretty table and vintage dishes! Oh I love a good egg salad and this one sound delicious. Your method for boiling eggs is the one I use and always with good results.

  9. kitty -- I have all the makings of that egg salad and think it needs to be for lunch!! Your tea is gorgeous too :)


  10. Hi Kitty! I have never used parsley leaves in my egg salad, that's a great idea! And that tea cup is so pretty and special. You have a Great Aunt Kitty? That name has a lot of history in your family.

    Enjoy your lunch!

  11. Hello Kitty :) Your tea cup is quite charming and I can imagine the tea tastes heavenly out of it! Egg salad sounds very yummy - I haven't had it in ages.

    Love to you, my friend!

  12. Kitty, I love hand painted china and you have some beautiful pieces. Egg salad is one of my favorites -- another recipe I'll have to try! Happy Tea Day!

  13. Happy Spring! Great photos...LOVE the pansy. The pansy is the official flower of my daughter's sorority. Such a pretty cup. Have a great week :)

  14. A pretty teacup and plate from your mother, the scalloped edges on the plate make it fancy looking.
    I could eat egg salad sandwiches every day and I figured out long ago too that the pastry blender mashes the boiled eggs down nicely.
    Is your bread recipe under this label?
    Have a good week!

  15. I love a good egg salad, Kitty. I see you were named after your aunt? Love the little birdie bread cutouts. I bet that bread is delicious! I 'd ask for the recipes but with no starter......oh well! xo

  16. How sweet you have your aunt Kitty’s tea cup! The scalloped plate is so lovely and looks vert pretty for your tea. Egg salad was always a favorite with my mom. The bread sounds delicious too...............

  17. What a sweet teacup! And what a cute idea to cut your bread into shapes! Your lemon trifle in last post looks delish!

  18. I love egg salad! I'm sure the bread is just delicious too. The tea cup and saucer are gorgeous! The plate looks so delicate ~ all 3 items are such treasures.

    I'm sorry I haven't been by much ~ have had wayyy too much going on here. Not fun either! :)


  19. Hello Kitty, Happy Spring!
    Your tea time toady looks wonderful! The tea cup is stunning! As is the plate! What a lovely scalloped edge. With your egg salad and blueberry tea you have a delicious tea time!

  20. Pretty teacup. What a lost art that is. Thanks for the egg salad recipe. It is one of my favorite things.

  21. What a welcoming tea. Love knowing about the bread starter. And now you have me thinking about making egg salad!

  22. Lovely dishes...yummy recipe. I love that you cut the bread into cute shapes.

  23. Hi Kitty,

    Such a pretty little table you've set. The Bavarian teacup and saucer are beautiful, and I love the little plate with white violets. Violets have long been one of my favorite flowers; I love their dainty beauty. :)

    My mom often makes egg salad when I join them for lunch, and I do love it -- always have. It makes a tasty and filling sandwich. Thanks for sharing your recipe today; I hope your week is going well.

    Big Hugs!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. This is perfect for spring! I especially love how you cut the bread into spring shapes!! So pretty!

  25. I haven't had egg salad in about 100 years...back when I was a girl! ;-) I think I liked it. I'm pretty sure. I'll have to try it again with your recipe to see if I do or not. Gosh, I AM getting old if I can't remember that!!!

    We've been on that ground flaxseed thing, too. I try to put it into everything I can think of. It hides really well.

    Have a beautiful day, Kitty!

  26. Such a pretty teacup and table set up for tea. I've never had blueberry herbal tea before. Sounds interesting.

    Your egg salad sounds good too. I bet the red onions and parsley add a special touch. My husband likes egg salad and I haven't made it in ages. Thanks for giving me an idea for a lunch soon. We'll have it in a hearty sandwich.

  27. Your table is set so invitingly, Kitty, with your lovely Bavarian tea cup and pretty plate. How wonderful to have such a treasure from your namesake and Great Aunt! Thank you for the recipe - egg salad is a favorite of mine, but I have never made it 'fancy' like this. Your bread starter story is amazing! I love your pretty cut-outs. Hope you have a lovely week. xo Karen

  28. I adore your pretty handpainted violet teacup and saucer. That egg salad looks delicious. I always make the same recipe, I'll have to mix it up one of these days and try yours! Thanks for the tip with the eggs...I always have problems. I'll have to try your method for cracking them.

  29. Your egg salad recipe looks wonderful - I know children would love those little cut out sandwiches. That is a beautiful cup and saucer from your Aunt who you obviously were named after!

  30. That is one of the must beautiful tea cups I have ever seen. You are lucky to own it. Salad looks so good. Thanks for sharing the beauty today. Blessings, Martha

  31. Dear Kitty,
    What a lovely and very peaceful looking tea. Were you named after your aunt? I was although I never met her.
    I just love that dish and it's wavy edges. Sooo pretty!
    Thank you for sharing your lovelies, Ruthie

  32. We really enjoy egg salad and that tea cup with the violets is simple gorgeous. I'd love for you to come link up at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  33. I love egg salad and I am going to try your version..sounds yummy! Beautiful dishes too!

  34. I love your pretty painted teacup and plate Kitty! The egg salad sounds wonderful served with your bread. My mom has a starter that she's had for 15 years or so that she faithfully feeds and shares :)

  35. that teacup.

  36. Hi Kitty,
    What a special teacup from your Mom and your Aunt, it is beautiful. I love your Egg Salad recipe, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  37. Kitty, we love egg salad now and then. Your shaped toasted bread is so cute! Your teacup and plate are both beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  38. Kitty, you bread looks very good. I haven't ever made a starter bread. Your dishes are really pretty too. Lovely little tea.

  39. Kitty, I thought I already commented but I guess not. I'm impressed that you have kept that starter going, and your bread sounds so good. I'm going to make this egg salad for my lunch tomorrow. Talk to you soon! xo


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