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 […]

Cinnamon

Although cinnamon is a common holiday baking spice seen everywhere from baked apples to the Christmas pudding, it is actually an exotic native of India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and South America. In Chinese Medicine, it is considered one of the “hottest” herbs and it is often prescribed for people that feel “chilly”, have poor circulation, low energy, and slow metabolism.

Cold Brew Iced TEA Recipe

Place 5-7 tsp of TEA in a pitcher. (Add more TEA if you like a stronger brew). Add 1 cup of hot water and steep for 5 min. Stir in sweetener if using. Add 3 cups of cold water. Place pitcher in refrigerator 5 hours. Suitable for all types of TEAS. The slow cold water steeping method extracts more natural sweetness and flavour from the TEA leaf. TEAS won’t go bitter because it is a gentler method of steeping which doesn’t draw out as much of the tannin from the TEA leaves.