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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.

eat make readCategory: best of 2008 This was originally posted on June 30, 2008. Simple and delicious. This recipe is laced with cinnamon and topped with fresh blueberries. Awesome! When I was stuck in airports a few weeks ago, I ended up buying more than my share of magazines. One of them, O magazine, had a whole article about blueberries and tasty recipes to make with them. Giant M&M Cookies This is how you make gooey, chewy, massive rainbow cookies that make everyone in life love your guts. Lookie here! You don’t even need a mixer.

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.

justJENN recipes » Whipped Cream cupcakes I’d heard of this – a cake with no butter or oil? Huh. I had to try it but I didn’t like the way the ingredients were laid out in the recipes that I had found. So I made up my own. Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips I have cookie moods. Occasionally, I crave a paper thin cookie – the only kind my dad really likes – when I’m aching for dessert with a raging sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Other days, when I’m reaching for comfort and sometimes feel like eating my emotions, I look for the perfectly thick, chewy cookie, still gooey from the oven, plucked from it’s baking sheet in pieces because I lack patience.

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!” Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas Bars I love the look of the original Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, but making them from scratch can be a little bit time consuming. This is largely because the dough must be rolled out, cut out and then each of the cookies has to be handled individually for topping. The results are well worth it, in my opinion, but we don’t always have time to make a labor-intensive recipe – no matter how bad a craving for Girl Scout cookies gets. Bar cookies are the perfect solution. This is basically a shortcut recipe that still delivers all the great samoas flavor without some of the more tedious parts of cooking making. These bars have a buttery shortbread base that is topped with the caramel-coconut samoas topping and chocolate.

So Fawned: Chai Love When the fine folks over at Prudent Baby asked me to share a DIY the first thing that came to mind wasn’t exactly crafty, but, surprise, surprise – tea related! You all know by now what a vital role tea plays in my life. I’ve actually wanted to share this recipe with you all for quite a while now and I really hope you’ll all give it a shot. Ingredients: ♥ 3 cups of water ♥ 1 cinnamon stick ♥ 10 cardamom pods ♥ 8 whole cloves ♥ 1 cup of milk ♥ 5 teaspoons sugar (or to taste) ♥ 4 teaspoons of loose black tea (or you can use 3-4 teabags) First, grab your mortar & pestle to crush up all of your spices. 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!