Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Late Spring Garden 2013

These are somewhat belated now that summer is here, but wanted to share them because the spring garden was so beautiful this year!
















Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Nana Tea"

This is a special recipe for a comforting tea drink that my New Mexican student Monica shared with me. I love this tea!! The recipe, which her family calls "Nana Tea," was handed down to her from her grandmother. Monica's family has lived in New Mexico since before the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which led to the re-drawing of the border/la frontera, making New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and western Colorado states of the U.S. 

Monica says that: "To make the tea the way we do in my family: you measure 2 cups of boiling water in the Mason Jar (using the measurements that it provides) and then you place two of the fruit and almond tea bags and a green or black tea bag (for caffeine, but you can leave this third tea bag out if you don't want the caffeine). Then you let the tea bags steep and add about 1 cup of milk, my Nana always uses silk soy milk--organic unsweetened or almond milk. But you can use whatever milk you have on hand. Finally the last step is adding sweetener--so plain sugar, splenda, stevia, or no sweetener depending on your preference. After you sweeten to taste your NANA TEA is ready to enjoy. You can also enjoy over ice, YUM." 


**When you run out of fruit and almond tea you can order more online, http://www.bigelowtea.com/Catalog/Product/36/5/196/Fruit++Almond+Herb+Tea.aspx

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Monica!