Tea Time!

I LOVE coffee, I love TEA!

Do you? Some days you just want to wind down with a cup of hot tea. I especially love making a tea from scratch and TEA TIME D.I.Y. photothat don’t come in a store-bought tea bag. I like to do a D.I.Y.

Here is a recipe I made that I find helps fight a cold,sore throat or the flu.Good for your immune system too!

3 cups of water

3 slices of fresh ginger (1/4 inch thick)

juice of half a lemon

1/4 tsp. of cloves

1/2 teaspoon of Tumeric

1 pinch of cayenne

1 1/2 tbsp. raw honey

1 cinnamon stick to swirl it all in!

*I also love to steam my face and pores with an exotic steam bath brew.Stay tuned to that recipe too.

I hope you will enjoy this drinking tea recipe too.

Warm and oh so cozy …Spiced Wine

I love to entertain, kiss and cook! This week and or weekend why not whip up this recipe for a warm wine brew?

1 Liter of red wine

A little bit under a  1/2 cup of sugar

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of organic honey

Warm all of the above on the stove top. Bring to a bit of a boil, strain  and pour in mugs.

I first tasted this in my travels to Italy…in cool or cold weather or when I entertain this is one of my warm and cozy recipes. Another version can be to add a dash of nutmeg and some lemon or orange peel. Either recipe it is delicious.

It’s a wonderful life! SIP!

Simmering Stove Top potpourri

Day 3 of my  week worth of gift ideas or stocking stuffers…you can make yourself!

Simmering Stove Top Potpourri

1/4 cup of cloves

1/4 cup of star anise ( I find that the Asian grocery stores have it at the best price)

6 Cinnamon sticks or sprinkle in some cinnamon powder

3 Bay leafs

Add a few sprinkles of pine or cinnamon oil if you can find it for a more delightful scent. 

Stir all of the above together in a bowl.

Fill in a  unique jar (you can find some great ones at surplus stores)

 Place a bow or ribbon on it and ready,set, give~

*GREAT gift to make your home smell Holiday delicious! 

Don’t forget to make one for you…