All posts tagged: lime

Iced Raspberry Green Tea Limeade

Pretty. Refreshing. And pretty refreshing. This unique, naturally pink green tea limeade is the perfect drink for summer – or any other time of year. Now we just need to bring on SUMMER. INGREDIENTS for 2-3 servings: 500ml water 100g fresh or frozen raspberries 60g granulated sugar Zest of one lime 2 bags green tea, or loose leaf green tea in T-sacs Juice of 2-3 limes (depending on size/juiciness) Lime slices and/or fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, raspberries, sugar, and lime zest to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about a minute or so, then remove the pan from heat. Add green tea bags and steep for exactly one minute. Remove tea bags. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 more minutes, and then stir in the fresh lime juice. Add ice to individual glasses and pour over ice to serve. Add lime slices and/or fresh or frozen raspberries …

Natural Home Scents

The temperatures are going to drop this week, so it’s time to get cosy at home! Here’s a great way to make your whole house smell amazing. First combine ingredients, like citrus and basil (fresh and clean)… All you have to do is cover the ingredients with water and simmer on the stove—and voila! Your entire home will smell incredible. Great way to spend a cold day indoors. Or vanilla and cinnamon?? An idea for a festive Christmas atmosphere – I use an orange with cloves studded in it. Like this the whole house smells amazing and festive. I keep it on a plate by a window. It’s partly why I love to bake so much in the cooler months. Fresh baked bread is the best smell but I made a shortcrust pastry quiche today – smoked ham, ricotta cheese and spinach. That smells wonderful too, just in time for Sunday tea!