ABC Wednesday! hosted by Denise, Roger, Barb, Jay, Gattina, Sylvia, Troy. I had many words for T- Tobin, Tattoos, Tacos, Tarts, and Tea. I already talked about Tobin, I don't know if you really want to see my belly full o' tattoos, and I have no pictures of tacos or tarts. So you get tea.
I love tea parties. When my daughter was little, she and I would frequently go to tea houses. We'd take the boys to the football game in San Diego and sneak off to tea, or let the boys laze around the house while we went to tea down the street. I even threw her a tea party for her first and 7th birthdays at home.
I really miss my tea (and coffee) now. I can't figure out how to make a hot cuppa drink and get it to my chair while walking with crutches, so I do without. My brother gets me delicious jasmine tea from China. I love it. I like to make a nice cup of chai at my mommy's house. I have been preparing for when I can drink tea again. My chamomile popped up this year (it neglected to grow when I planted it last Spring).
To make chamomile tea, you dry the flowers (I think you can use them fresh too) and just steep in hot water. Easy Peasy. I also hear that ginger tea is good. You cut a sliver of fresh ginger and drop in hot water. Let steep for a while to get the flavor.
Chamomile is good for the disposition and helps you sleep. Ginger helps nausea and cramps. I'd love to have a whole bunch of tea recipes and homegrown tea. I have mint drying now. All I need to do is to be able to walk 5 feet without dumping it on myself!