Love Potion #10 Tea

Ok. Not really. It’s not a potion. No magic here. Just a yummy cup of tea that happens to be full of herbs known for their aphrodisiac qualities. It’s a sweet and simple handmade gift your tea lover will love on Valentine’s Day. If you’re an herb connoisseur you probably have everything you need on hand already. Otherwise, a quick run to the health food or grocery store will provide what you need, including: Round Coffee Filters Bakers Twine Stapler […]

DIY Advent Tea Set

Last summer I shared with you that I love tea. I grew up drinking at least a cup a day, guided by my mother who throws down a pot or so in the same time frame. One of the things I treasure most about get togethers with my mom, brother and sister-in-law is enjoying a pot (or two) of tea together, especially since I’m usually the only one in our little nuclear family who gets excited about brewing a cup. […]

A Micro Tea Garden

I want a tea garden. And by ‘tea garden’, I mean a garden with hedges made of true tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and tea-worthy herbs that I can harvest at my leisure (<— said with my best British accent) then steep for a delicious homemade tea minutes later. On top of that, I wouldn’t mind sitting in the midst of all those beautiful hedges and herbs while I sip said tea. The ideal tea garden would be very near my […]

10 Ways to Eat Zinnias

Zinnias are a beautiful flower. They’re super easy to start from seeds. Aaaaand (drum roll) they’re edible! On top of that, zinnias are a cut-and-come-again variety of flower, which means the more blossoms you cut, the more it grows and re-blooms. That means blossoms all season long – if that’s not sustainable harvesting, I don’t know what is! I’ve known that zinnias are edible for a while now. I’m not sure how, but somehow I managed to get through all […]