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Lucy Knisley - CHAI!

Lucy Knisley - CHAI!
Oh sweet! I'm totally going to use this, thanks. if you go to middle eastern stores, or even indian stores cardamon is waaay waaaaay cheaper. stop buying ethnic ingredients at chain grocery stores- they over charge!! same goes with pomegranate juice... or figs... or dates. I love it when your comics take a turn to the psychedelic side... Holy cow I'm doing this the second I get home from work. Ok, yeah, definitely making a bigger batch next time. I used to get the best Chai tea from the cafe at Borders when I worked there, for some reason I've never had better! Yeah, they had great Chai...then their cafes became Seattle's Best and the good Chai could never be had again. are you planning to publish a book of the various comic recipes you've been making? Twinings had a nice Indian Spice Chai in tea bags, which is nice. Oh wow this is the coolest recipe ever! Cardamom is a lovely, lovely spice, and makes a fabulous spiced sweetened bread. I can't WAIT to try this recipe now. try Oregon Chai.

Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate Warm spices, strong tea and steamed milk swirling around in my tummy make chai lattes a favorite during the winter months. It warms me from the inside out in a way that puts coffee and tea to shame. Unfortunately, the chai concentrate from certain coffee chains is too sweet. But there is something better. It never occurred to me to make my own chai. Here are the ingredients you’ll need: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, orange zest, tea bags, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. Start by bringing 4 1/2 cups water to the boil on the stove. Then you need some orange zest. The recipe says to use a piece of ginger. Once the water has come to a boil, remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags. Then add your cinnamon sticks (we only add two—it just looks like we’re using four because we broke them in half). Then add your star anise and seven cardamom pods. Add sugar, vanilla and honey and then let this steep for 15-20 minutes. Thanks again, thecatnipcat!

Indian Masala Chai Tea Recipe - Made Just Right Masala Chai Tea is one of the most popular beverages in all of India. The exact recipes for chai tea vary by region and can be made with various different spices, though this recipe combines some of the most popular into one delicious hot drink… or you can even serve it over ice for a refreshing iced chai “latte”! Ingredients: 2 cups of water 1 cup Earth Balance® Original Soymilk 2 teaspoons black tea leaves (good choices: Assam, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling) 1 cardamom pod 1 clove 1/2 inch piece of ginger 1/4 inch piece of cinnamon stick Sugar to taste In a sauce pot, combine the Earth Balance® Soymilk, water and spices, bring to a boil. When it begins to boil, add the tea leaves and keep on a rolling boil for 2 minutes or till the tea leaves are brewed and the tea has a dark golden color. We love this combo of floral tea with warm spices, perfect for the onset of fall! What is your favorite type of tea? Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) Related Posts

Pâte de Fruits For this attempt, I'm working from a recipe I found online. I made two batches, one in mango and one in strawberry. I've also seen severalrecipes for other versions of this that work a bit differently. The cooking time/temperature will depend on the type of fruit you're using. 1.5 cups mango pulp/pureed mango-or-1.5 cups pureed strawberries2.5 cups sugar1 tbsp butter6 fl oz liquid pectin My grocery store doesn't currently have fresh mango, so I used cut, jarred mango. Pectin can usually be found either in the baking aisle -- usually in the same area as unflavored gelatin packets -- or possibly with canning supplies if your grocery store carries them. I'll detail the process a bit more in a few steps, but in case the original site is down or moved, I'm copying the complete instructions here verbatim. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Quick Christmas Gifts- Chai Mix I like giving homemade baked goods, candies and cocoa mixes for Christmas gifts. It is inexpensive and, for me anyway, much more personal a gift. Over the years I have come u p with a hot cocoa mix I love but last year I created a chai mix that passed my personal prejudice against powdered chai mixes. In fact, I was so pleased with it I drank the first batch before I had time to jar it up and give it away and was forced to make more. I hope you like it too… You can substitute any flavored creamer for the vanilla caramel, that just happens to be the one I liked best. Chai Mix 2 cups powdered milk 3 cups dry creamer 1 cup vanilla-caramel flavored dry creamer 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea 2 tsp. ginger 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cardamom 1/2 tsp black pepper Stir to combine all ingredients. A great way to package this is to tie it in a plastic bag and place it in an antique tea cup.

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY! I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. I stirred and stirred and stirred again until that sugar was finally dissolved. Speaking of which, what gives sugar?! Sorry for the detour. Anyway, there was a summer there where I made my own lemonade every single day, making sure to rub it in my sister’s face that I knew how to and she didn’t. The key to this being the ultimate lemonade is that you blend it up with the lemon rind in there. And any time of day for that matter. (makes 2 pint-glass servings with ice) 3/4 cup sugar2 large lemons, microwaved for 30 seconds2 cups water1 cup of frozen strawberries, microwaved for 1 minute (you could use fresh, but I think the frozen works better here) In a blender squeeze the lemons and add the rest of the lemon, rind and all.

Christmas Coal Candy I think we've all met a few people who deserve a lump of coal from Santa, and I'm not talking about the cute candy version I'm sharing with you today! Coal candy is perfect for those on your naughty and nice list. It looks much like a lump of coal, but is sweet and sugary with an unexpected crumbly texture. I found it on one of my favorite sites - Fragrante Delicia - which you should certainly check out! My first batch failed because I cooked the sugar too long and it liquefied. Christmas Coal Candy (Carbon Dulce)Recipe adapted from Fragante Delicia, with my commentary [click for printable version]Step 1:1 egg white1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided, plus a little extra might be needed for thickening purposes1 1/2-2 tsp. black gel food coloring such as Wilton brand1/2 tsp. lemon juice Whisk together 1 cup of the powdered sugar along with the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Step 2:3 cups granulated sugar1/4 cup water

Chai Tea Sampler “An excellent set of chai teas. The masala chai and spiced apple chai were the best of the bunch, and I was quite surprised by how tasty the chocolate chai was -- the idea of the two together seemed odd, but it was great. The rooibos vanilla was the weakest but still very refreshing; the green chai is a winner for anyone who likes green tea; the thai chai is a solid all-around choice. I like all of these teas so much that I can't decide if I should get another sampler, or 6 full-sized containers!” “An excellent starter for someone new to chai. “A great sampler filled with wonderful teas. “I have unfortunately come to the conclusion that chai teas just aren't for me. 5 mins @ 212°F “A good variety in this sampler, though the Thai Chai has way too much coconut for my taste. “A good way to sample several chai teas at once! “This is my absolute favorites sampler, though I wish it included the apple spiced chai (all time fave). 4 mins @ 212°F “A great mix of delicious chai teas.

Stacy Stowers There’s a very good reason why it’s called the Happy Shake! Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of spinach, berries and super happy foods, like raw chocolate and maca. The Happy Shake is a meal replacement. It’s a key place to start when trying to lose excess weight, increase energy levels, and get healthier and happier. Before you get started, keep in mind the Happy Shake is more about technique than anything else. ingredients: 1/2 cup water 3-4 cups spinach 1 Tbs. coconut oil 1 Tbs. raw maca powder 2 Tbs. raw cacao powder 1 cup FROZEN blueberries 3/4 cup FROZEN cherries 1/4 cup FROZEN banana Optional: a little raw honey for those who like extra sweetness Optional: 3 ice cubes or a small handful of ice for those hot humid days In your Vitamix or blender start with: 1. 2. 3. If you are using a raw egg, you will need to adjust the amount of water, meaning less water. I have to say, in my experience, I have never met a bad egg. 4 . 5. 6. 7.

Glorious Treats Homemade Chai Latte Mix Recipe If you follow me on Twitter, you know that ever since our vacation, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make Chai at home. I’m still busy experimenting, but the following recipe is what I’ve been using for the moment. I found it on All Recipes, but it’s also on RecipeZaar, and in some other places on the web, so I’m not entirely sure where to give credit! This recipe makes tea that is pretty tasty, but it’s still not quite as good as those Oregon Chai mix packets that I had on vacation. For now, though, here’s how to make a Chai tea mix (ingredients are at the bottom of the post.) Dump all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix them together. So, in two batches, process the mixture in your food processor until it’s smooth and fine. Chai tea mix makes a good homemade Christmas gift if you package it appropriately. And of course, a canning jar is always a good packaging idea too (especially if you procure lids that are not all bent and rusted like mine are!). Chai Latte Mix Ingredients

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