November 30, 2008

An Ode to Alice - Veggie Finger Sandwiches

I still remember the day, I read 'Alice in Wonderland' lying flat on the floor, for the first time when I was 10yrs old. I have read it many times since then and now for 'The book that makes me cook', I have to cook a dish inspired by it. I had these huge plans to make 'Orange Marmalade' with a tag 'EAT ME' and a juice with says 'DRINK ME'. But, I fell sick again at the very last moment, so I ended up preparing these simple 'Veggie Finger Sandwiches' as an evening tea snack! :D

Curiouser and curiouser the prose it did seem,
As day became night and the moon it did beam.
I huddled ’neath covers as white as the snow,
And my love for this tome did continue to grow.

With Rabbit and Dormouse and Hatter and Queen,
And White Knight and Cheshire Cat whose body unseen
Remained in my nightmares for nearly a year.
But yet there was more I learned I had to fear…

For then in the sequel appeared a most hideous
Beast indescribable, the mem’ry insidious!
I read the adventure, and each tick of the clock
Gave life to this beast, the famed Jabberwock!

With vorpal sword in hand the beamish boy
In bravery did slay, oh, what glee, ah, such joy!
Of an age I reflect as the decades have spanned
’tween now and my first reading of Alice and her Wonderland.

~ by Ruthann Logsdon Zaroff

Veggie Finger Sandwiches

Bread slices
Basil pesto sauce (store bought)
Tomatoes, sliced
Onion, sliced
Cucumber, sliced
Carrot, long wide strips (using a peeler)


Spread the basil pesto sauce of each of the bread slices. Arrange all the veggies and place the final piece of bread on top.
Cut the sandwich into quadrants and insert toothpicks into them. Serve on a platter with any dip in the middle..:)

I will update the post with links of my other friends who made 'Alice' inspired goodies soon.

Sandwiches for my Mad Tea Party
Aparna: Orange Marmalade Cake



  1. These are easy and popular too! Love them Siri! I made something for the 'eat me' thing, would have complemented if you had done your 'drink me' thing:)

  2. Gosh! Hope you are feeling better.

    I am glad you were able to send in something - these sandwiches are just perfect for Alice's tea party.

  3. No tea party, especially a Mad Hatter's, would be complete without sandwiches!

    Hope you're feeling better now. Get well soon and take care.

  4. No party complete without these.Nice recipe for pesto sandwiches

  5. Siri, you were at least on time with the posting in spite of being under the weather. I hope you are feeling better now.


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