treacle scones. The spirit was willing but the flesh was wilting. Instead I made a cool drink based on one that I had first encountered at a potluck last year. K had brought along a chamomile lemon iced tea.
I found that the taste of the chamomile was rather strong after steeping the tea for 10 minutes. Later I checked my packet and it said to steep it for 2-3 minutes, which I think I might try next time. Lastly I added a generous handful of ice cubes and some soda water.
I am sending this to Ricki for her Wellness Weekends. I know she will appreciate me sharing a bit of summer! Also thanks to everyone who sent in ideas on water bottles in my previous post. I now need to spend a bit of time reading up on the different bottles.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: BBQ tofu like an Aussie flood
This time two years ago: WHB: Tomato and Peach Relish
This time three years ago: Hot weather, hopeful politics and summer food
This time four years ago: Wendy’s Apple Green Tea
Iced Apple Chamomile Tea
Adapted from In the Mood for Noodles
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup loose leaf chamomile tea
2 cups apple juice
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste (or use honey for a more traditional taste)
about 4 cups soda water
lots of ice cubes
Steep tea in boiling water for about 10 minutes (or according to packet). Strain and discard tea leaves. Add apple juice, lemon juice and maple syrup. To serve, half fill a glass with the apple tea drink. Add a handful of ice cubes and fill with soda water.
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The versatile Martin Denny