I made things!
1) Ginger quinoa: Regular quinoa (pronounced “Keen-wah” or kinwa) made with ginger tea instead of just regular ol’ water. I thought this would be really delicious, but either the tea just wasn’t strong enough (even though I steeped it for about 10 minutes), or other spices I added to the beans I mixed into it (black beans and chick peas!) covered it up. In any case, I may try this out again, but maybe with stronger tea. Or perhaps lemongrass? That might be interesting.
2) I mod-podged another tin! It is a small 1oz. tin from adagio that I got in a Christmas collection.
The paper is from another scrapbook collection. Picture quality is not great though, sorry!
I think it came out a little bit better than the jar, but the first tin I did looks a bit better…still, it’s super fun, and if I drink enough tea this week, I might have another tin to practice on. This tin is currently holding some of that ginger root that I made the tea from. It smells so yummy and strong when the lid is open!
3) Pineapple Rum Iced tea.
My mom bought me these when she went to the Bahamas.
Ok, I lied about this one, I haven’t actually made it, yet, but I’m going to right now.
It’s brewing right now and it smells SO GOOD! Just a few more minutes to go!
Now I’m drinking it, and I’m trying to decide exactly how to put into words how it tastes. “Interesting” might be the best word? It’s definitely sweet on its own, but I’m going to try it with some sugar.
YES, DEFINITELY ADD SUGAR. Oh man, I can’t tell you how much sugar improved it. This is going to be an AWESOME tea to enjoy when the weather gets a little warmer!
Well, these are the crafty kind of adventures I have been up to lately. I’m thinking the next post is going to be about books, but not sure exactly what yet. Anyone been reading any interesting books lately? I’ve been into fantasy lately, but I’ve also been on the search for a good non-fiction, science-y book about either space travel, neandertals, or language, so I know these categories may seem odd, but if you can, please recommend any books to me!