Yes, the above photo is sunset on our beaches!
I know some of you are still staring at snow, perhaps this will put you in the pink.
My dear readers, I have something to share with you…it is a recipe for a tea that will make you sit back and smile.
You know I love tea and this recipe is a good one for not only every day, but on those days one feels a bit under the weather.
Head and chest colds have been going around down in these here parts, and sometimes it is hard to shake it off.
A nice cup of hot tea is just the remedy.
I decided to treat myself to a special cup of tea, so I searched around in my Mother’s old cook book (that was her mother’s) and found a recipe that I modified a bit.
The original recipe called for liquor, but I wanted something to enhance my tea, not make me go loopity-loop!
I’m not ready for that YET!
I did use a citrus based tea, but you could use any kind of tea.
Good For What Ails You Tea
Simmer the following ingredients in a tea kettle or sauce pan for about 5 minutes….or you can mix it all up in your cup, but I prefer to add the tea mixture to my cup after it is mixed.
I call that pampering myself.
Meanwhile fill your tea cup with hot water and let it sit a bit, then dump out the water before you add your hot tea mixture.
Trust me, your tea will stay hot longer.
- 7 ounces tea (hot)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (grated, or 1 cinnamon stick)
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
I like to do special little things for myself because it makes me feel better.
After years and years of taking care of family, it is nice to sit and put my feet up and enjoy.
And to young mothers, you should find a snippet of time for just you.
Remember those old Calgon bath beads/oils Commercials?
“Calgon, Take me away.”
You don’t have to use a special cup like my pink heart shaped cup and saucer, but why not?
These were gifted to me by a dear friend and I shall treasure them always.
Since the Holidays, I have been in a pink loving mood so have been dragging out old pink items and a couple of new pink items too.
These little bunny rabbits climbing up the cake plate are new, and I just love how one is standing on the other to reach the eggs.
I have had the egg nests for several years and thought they would be a good substitute for a sweet edible something.
But now that I look at it, cute as it is…a pretty little cupcake would taste good right about now. LOL
I am going to break up this little vignette by taking my hot tea to my Secret Garden where I can soak up some rays.
Do you allow yourself special time for just you?
You really should you know.
Everyday Living says
The tea sounds delightful, but I am crushing over the heart cup and saucer! A little break to sit down and put your feet up with a cup of tea sounds perfect dear friend!💖
Oh Pam…you are so right, we need a litle break don’t we?
Sandra Garth says
Calgon take me away has been my mantra for a long time. Just the sight of this beautiful pink display is soothing. I rotate between tea and decaf coffee depending on my mood. This recipe sounds just right for a frosty late winter morning and I can’t wait to try it.