To calm your nervesAs a former Oregonian, I can say that nothing calms my nerves better than sitting outside (if it's raining, sitting outside under some kind of covered area) in the morning, and thinking my thoughts over a huge latte or cappucino.
Danielle- that's what I recommend the morning of your test.
And a word to the wise about Harvard Beets- my mother ate them enthusiastically 30 years ago when she first had dinner at her boyfriend-now-my-father's house, and my Grandma continues to make them every year. Too bad my Mom actually hates them!!
One more thing for Danielle- the very fact that you are not allowed recipes in says a lot. That leaves you depending on what you really know to pass the test. In other words, we know YOU will be fine. I guess we'll have to wait and see how the others do!!
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"
- Henry James