Sunday, June 18, 2017

Busy Week with Family

 We celebrated Father's Day on Sunday
 The guys played soccer with Jordan from England. 
Golf galore!
 It was pool weather every day!
Art Camp for Peyton and his buddy Mateo
 And, oh my!  Glasses for Austin before college begins. 
We can't wait to see what next week brings! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pineapple Lomon Blend

I ordered Pineapple Lemon Tea from Elmwood Inn.
The description says it is a summertime blend of black tea from Sri Lanka,
with lemon, lime and lemongrass  
I plan to try it as iced tea, but in the meantime made a pot of "hot" tea.
This is a very, very tart blend of tea.  I don't sweeten my tea,
but tried sugar in this one. With the current temperatures in 90s and high humidity here
in Kentucky, I will make the iced Pineapple Lemon brew tomorrow.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Royal Teas, a New Book

A new book for my Tea Library:
Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace
With over 70 full color illustrations,
Royal Teas is a collection of recipes
by Mark Flanagan, Royal Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
and Kathryn Cuthbertson, Royal Pastry Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
and produced by permission of The Queen.
The book chapters are divided  into the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

 The two-page spread below is also the front cover of this lovely book.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Remembering D Day 6/6/1944

Fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6th, 1944, The 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and those of the 101st Airborne Divisionlanded east of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and immediately began marking the drop zone for large-scale airborne forces.  D Day had begun, five years into World War II.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, occupied by German forces since June of 1940, was the strategic center of the Cherbourg peninsula. General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
This was the riskiest operation of the war and thus far among the boldest military
moves in American war history.
As you can read in the 2nd photo, 10,000 young men lost their lives.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Iced Tea Month

June is Iced Tea Month 
(Photo from Days of The Year dot com)
Iced tea is a refreshing beverage which can be enjoyed year-round.
Usually served in a glass with ice, it can be sweetened, flavored or plain. 
Iced tea can be purchased ready-to-drink (RTD), or it can be made from loose leaf tea, 
tea bags or a powdered mix.
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The Basics of How To Make Iced Tea from Lipton Tea 

Pour four cups of boiling water over two teabags into a heat-proof pitcher and leave for three to five minutes. Remove the teabags, and sweeten to taste by adding a little sugar. Stir in six cups of ice cubes until melted, or use four cups of cold water. Add in freshly cut lemon slices for some citrus zing, and keep refrigerated. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy 18th Birthday Austin

Happy 18th Birthday Austin!
The month of May has been very busy with family birthdays,
Melissa's family move to their newly built home in Berea,
end of the school year events, including band and choir concerts, awards programs,
senior signing, Austin's high school graduation, and more!
We look forward to a special family dinner/celebration on Thursday night.

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