Blah blah blah. As you can see I am somewhat at a loss for words these days. The fellow Food bloggers I’ve been running into this weekend at the Food Buzz Festival have been telling me that this is normal and I shouldn’t get too concerned.
“Its perfectly normal! It happens to everyone!”
No man likes to hear those words no matter the context but they were just assuring me there will be plenty at the festival to inspire me and I hope they are right. I just haven’t been doing much in the kitchen to report on.
And with this post I can’t escape the feeling that it is kind of like scraping the bottom of the barrel to post on iced tea. But I’m going to do it anyway.
This effort was once again inspired by my sister. I have to keep them simple for her. She called last week during a late season heat wave. They seem to get later and later each year, don’t they? I know its raining now and you aren’t really in the mood for iced tea right now but with weather patterns being what they are it will soon be scorching again and now you will be ready.Also, I have to post something and this is what I got. She had invited some vegan friends of hers over to her house. “They don’t drink dairy and don’t drink beer”, she complained. She said she served them iced tea but they complained and said it was “gritty”. Yes, my sister can mess up iced tea. Yup.
Turns out she had made it with a powder. Where did she get her genetic material?
Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea
The Ina inspired this one and all you have do to make it your own is stand in front of the herbal tea section at the supermarket and choose from your favorite flavors. The Red Zinger seems to make it though. I usually brew this one up pretty strong and then dilute it to taste when I drink it.
To give this drink some ‘pizazze’ try floating some soda water on top for a spritzy summer ‘mocktail’. I’d garnish it with some orange or lemon slices myself but my sister, who wears flats and can’t be persuaded to do something nice her hair couldn’t be persuaded here either. She said it “didn’t suit her style”. Huh?
This is what you will need:
- 3 Celestial Seasonings Peach Zinger tea bag
- 3 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea
- 1-2 cups pure apple juice (to taste)
This is how you make it:
- Steep the 6 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.