Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I have always loved a chai latte. For the past several years I have started my day with a cup. Just so smooth and relaxing. Usually I just pick up a pre-made carton of the Oregon Chai or Tazo Chai, and mix it with vanilla soy milk. YUMMMM, although they both have different flavors they are both good.
I started thinking, that is a lot of $$ spent on chai and I bet, online, I can find a recipe that would cost me a lot less to make myself. So voila....here is the recipe. Me and my boys love it. This is is my adaptation of the original recipe I pulled off the Internet.
4-slices of fresh ginger, I cut them as thin as I can
1-tsp powdered cardamom
1/2-tsp vanilla extract
1/4 -C honey ( I usually triple the recipe and then use 1/2 C honey, I have found that what the recipe calls for is just too much for me. So for this recipe I would probably use less than 1/4 cup, maybe 1/8 cup honey or a tab bit more.)
3-Bigelow Darjeeling Blend tea bags
2 cups water
Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes then strain and combine with 2 cups of milk or silk. You can store this in the fridge easily and make a larger batch.
I use organic ingredients and picked up the bigelow tea because I had never made it before and didn't want to change the recipe until I had tried it. I think from now on I will pick up a nice organic black tea, and I probably already have some in my tea basket now.Enjoy the recipe.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Oh yes, it is raining. We have needed rain for so long and it looks and feels great. It is 9:00 in the morning here and I just ran outside to just be in the rain and also grab a couple of pictures, just like gold falling from the sky. Warm, refreshing, replenishing, renewing....rain. Now my seeds can germinate, hopefully. I have been holding off on watering the garden because the water levels here are really low, and at the same time been just praying for some rain. We are looking forward to a wonderful day FILLED with R.A.I.N. Does it get any better than this?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Didn't get my fall seeds planted or my cold frames built. Jackson said he will till up my garden when he gets home, so hopefully I can get my seeds in the ground tomorrow, then it is supposed to rain. A welcome relief from the lack of rain we have been having. I know it is late in the season but these are extra seeds I have on hand so I figure if it works, great, if not that is fine and I will have the cold frames all built for next year and maybe can get an earlier start on them.
We will see how it goes.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007