Showing posts with label tea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tea. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pure Leaf Tea

pure leaf tea
During our visits to Sri Lanka, a country famous for its exceptional tea, we have had the pleasure to visit tea plantations. The landscapes in these regions are memorable and beautiful. I have seen the plantation workers hard at work during the heat of the day hand-picking every leaf that we enjoy. Most of the workers I have seen doing this tedious work are women. As tea-lovers, we have been indulging the delicious, different flavours of Pure Leaf tea.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Explore and Nurture With Libre

Since we have settled into our fall routines, we are hoping to take some time to explore and nurture our souls.  When the weather gets cooler and the evenings arrive early, I like to settle down and relax with a craft, knit, crotchet project or a book. During these times I like having a warm cup of tea or coffee beside me. Using the Libre glass helps my drink stay warm, so I can sip on it slowly without worrying about it getting cold. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rice flour Æbleskiver sweet and Mancala board game

rice flour snack
Rice flour Æbleskiver sweet (also known as nei paniyaram)

1 cup rice flour *
3/4 cup jaggery
3/4 cup water *
1/4 tsp cardamom ground
1/8 tsp salt optional
1 ripe banana mashed
1 to 2 tbsp ghee to grease the pan *

Melt the jaggery in the water and mix the rice flour or ground rice and banana. Make a smooth thick paste. Heat up an abelskiver pan in medium heat, put about 1/4 tsp of ghee to each hole and put about 1/2 to 3/4 full batter. Flip the snack with a skewer once it is easy to turn it and cook the other side. Enjoy warm.

* For this nei paniyaram (ghee fried snack) I used store bought roasted rice flour, can also used unroasted rice flour or soak the raw rice for about 3 hours then grind it.
* May need to add more or less water depends on if you are using the flour or grinding the rice.
* Can also grease the pan with oil or butter as well.

While enjoying these snacks we played with Mancala.

I bought this Mancala game by Schylling from Amazon. A very ancient game that is addictive and lots of fun. I played this with my grandma and aunts as a child, and buying one brought back lots of wonderful memories of late afternoon fun. This is a solid wooden board with glass beads. The glass beads can be replaced (from any craft or dollar store) if you misplace.
mancala board game
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