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Showing posts with label drinks. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Food and Drink History : The Evolution of Tea

With regard to the evolution of tea, we all know (or most of us are in agreement) that the Chinese invented tea. That was the beginning. :)



But did you also know that, in the beginning, before there were loose tea leaves, there were tea bricks; and these bricks were deemed so valuable that they could be used as currency.
In addition, there is a legend passed down through the ages (for about 5000 years) which credits a Chinese emperor named Shennong with the discovery of how to make a tea infusion. Yah! It seems the emperor was added to an extensive list of discoverers who discovered how stuff works by accident! :)
Fortunately, the rest of the world benefits and we can all enjoy cups of wonderful brewed tea.

♦ Lawrence Jean-Louis published Cool Mix Mingle; a cultural blog mainly about the diversity of the South Florida community - the Hispanic and African influences, the blend of East (Asian) and West (European and North American), the food, art, music and more. The preceding paragraphs above are a brief summary of her post which discusses the evolution of tea.  My discovery of her blog was also accidental. But what an awesome find!  :)
REFERENCE: Jean-Louis, Lawrence. "Tea: It's Evolution from the Tree to your Cup." Cook Mix Mingle. 15 Apr. 2015. Web.
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Wassail is a Wonderful Way to Celebrate Winter!

Did you know that a cup of warm wassail is very soothing to a sore throat? Yes. One time it was a Christmas holiday and I was under the weather. I had a sore throat and my daughter came over and made some wassail in a crock pot. I took one sip and it felt so good going down my throat. Who knew?

Sore throat or not, a drink of warm wassail is delicious, especially during the wintry months. There are so many recipe variations.


"Wassail is a beverage of hot mulled cider, drunk traditionally as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval Christmastide English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year." (Source: Wikipedia)

It's evening and my Christmas Day is almost over but I'm still celebrating. Have a few minutes to publish a quick post and so I'm going to share a wonderful wassail recipe that a friend shared with me in response to a question I asked about celebrating the Winter Solstice. I know some people don't care too much for eggnog but most people really enjoy a delicious wassail drink.


Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this Wassail Recipe by Spiderdust Core out of some apples (not the whole way through), stuff them with sugar, put a bunch of cloves in an orange, and then roast all of the fruit for half an hour. Put the roasted fruit in a gallon of cider with some cinnamon sticks, allspice, some pieces of crystallized ginger, a few pieces of star anise, and then grate some nutmeg over it all. Optional: Throw in some fresh or frozen cranberries. Let it simmer on low all day long. People can serve themselves as they please. The longer it simmers, the better it gets.


















* Original acrylic elf painting, Wassail: Santa's elves at workbench, Woodworking tools, Alphabet letter W, Gift for Dad, Fantasy Christmas ~ Found on Etsy

Monday, November 13, 2017

From My Own Kitchen: Pomegranate Milkshake (Reblog)

Years back started a pinboard dedicated to pomegranates. (See board description below.) Pinned this post and I am also reblogging and sharing a number of posts found at this wonderful blog.







Check out my collection of POMEGRANATES on Pinterest  (Recipes, products made with pomegranates, pomegranates in art, etc.)
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DESCRIPTION:  Pomegranates: wonder fruit; super food; delicious! ~ Researched the history of this exquisite exotic wonderful fruit and fell in love with it! ~ As if the crimson red color were not enough to make me hopelessly devoted. ~ Now on a mission to find and share all things foodie for this fruity delight! ~ http://wizzley.com/exotic-fruit-pomegranates/ ~ Board maintained by http://everydayspices.webs.com/




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Friday, August 11, 2017

Foodie Friday ~ Immune-boosting Smoothie ~ Order at Starbucks | Well Good

Lucky me. Years ago, had a friend who worked for Starbucks, but also worked with me at a temp job. One of his perks for being a Starbucks employee was getting a free of bag of coffee. At our temp job he would bring it in and let us brew a pot. What a friend huh??

However ... do you only go to Starbucks for the coffee? OK. It's true. They do have great coffee! But that's not all they've got!


The secret immune-boosting smoothie you should be ordering at Starbucks | Well Good




For Foodie Friday ~ 
Wishing Everybody a Happy Smoothie Friday!!














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Monday, July 24, 2017

Maria Nasir Shares Her Recipe for a Refreshing Summer Drink Made With Mango and Chia Seeds

Maria Nasir Shares Her Recipe for a Refreshing Summer Drink Made With Mango and Chia Seeds.  The mango fruit is surely a delight to anybody's taste buds.  If you have never tasted a mango you are missing out and there is no reason why you should.  If you can not find them at your local grocery store they can be purchased online.  (See below.)






Food Gifts : Mangos - 4 lbs ~ Available at The Fruit Company
Grown in tropical regions, we bring in the most delicious mangos available. Hand selected by our team, we only ship mangoes that have their well known distinctive sweet taste and are ready to enjoy. Send a mango gift box rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and so delicious.






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