Smoky Potato Leek Soup

3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 leeks (use the white & light green parts) thinly sliced 1 rib of celery and 1 carrot 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Yukon gold Potatoes (2 lbs.) peeled and chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong ( 10 […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread is really just a basic table bread to serve with soup or stews. This recipe has both regular and whole wheat flour but one could just use the regular flour instead. Don’t knead the bread or handle it too much or the bread will become tough. I have replaced the buttermilk with […]

Breakfast Tea Collection

Irish Breakfast tea is a popular tea found in many tea cupboards. Most “breakfast teas” are made by blending different types of black teas together. Tea leaves from different areas such as India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Sumatra, China and Java are blended to create the perfect blend. These teas tend to have more of a […]

Mighty Matcha!

March is the time to go green! Lots of people have discovered the great taste and health benefits of green tea, but fewer have ventured into the realm of matcha. Matcha is a powdered form of green tea. The tea, mostly cultivated in Japan, is grown under special canopies to encourage the tea to produce […]

Infusing Vinegar With Tea

One can infuse vinegar with tea to make delicious salad dressings. Warm up 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar just until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in 2 Tbsp. of tea of your choice. Steep until cool. Strain out the tea and whisk in the remaining ingredients in your salad dressing recipe. Good quality plain teas like Fog Mountain Green or an Oolong Tea will add great flavour.

SUMMER SALAD DRESSINGS

Making your own salad dressings is much easier and quicker than you might think. A simple salad dressing can be made using 3-4 ingredients. Using an emulsifier like Dijon mustard helps to blend the oil and vinegar together and helps to make it thick. Sweeteners like honey or maple syrup are perfect for sweetening. 

Frozen Mango Tea Treats

Use either fresh or frozen fruit. You can substitute peaches instead of mangos if desired. Adding some Greek Yogurt will add creaminess. If adding yogurt it is best to turn your molds upside down a few times while freezing to help to mix the ingredients while freezing. 2 Tbsp. Mango Moments Fruit tea steeped in 1 1/2 cups boiling water until cool. Strain and measure 1 cup.
1 Tbsp. honey, maple syrup or agave syrup
1/4 Greek Yogurt if wanting a creamier treat or omit if avoiding dairy 2/3 cup frozen fruit—mangos or peaches Once tea has cooled combine all ingredients in …

Matcha Poppy Seed Salad Dressing Recipe

Matcha Poppy Seed Dressing: 3 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. Matcha TEA powder 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. poppy seeds Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Makes approximately 1 cup. Keep refrigerated.