Thursday, April 9, 2009

little recipe of the month...

I've added a tiny recipe over in the sidebar just for fun. This month's recipe is for sweet spiced chai. It's been getting warmer here, but it's still nice to have a warm cup of tea.

April Chai...

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil & add three Darjeeling teabags or loose-leaf tea. You can also use regular black tea, green tea or rooibos.


4 ~ 1 1/2 inch slices of fresh ginger (you can make them with a vegetable peeler)
1 ~ 2 inch cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
1 heaping teaspoon of powdered cardamom or a few whole cardamom pods
1 ~ 6 inch vanilla bean cut up into 1 inch pieces or a splash of vanilla extract
a dash of nutmeg
1/4 cup of honey

Reduce heat & simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add two cups of milk or soy milk & bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Strain & serve hot or over ice.

If there are any leftovers the may be stored in the refrigerator.


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