• tea time

    tea time

    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    – c.s lewis

    hello friends!

    first, my apologies for the comment link malfunction. i only discovered last night that my comments link was disabled for 2 days. terrible. they are now up and running and i do hope you enjoyed the last few posts 🙂
    now on to some fun stuff.

    did you know that today is national iced tea day? what a terrific excuse to sit on a patch of grass in the park with your favorite book and a cool glass of your favorite iced tea! for yours truly, lately i can’t get enough of my favorite pineapple iced tea from gobo. it is perfectly sweetened by the pineapple puree and it is pure heaven.

    and when i’m not in nyc, i live by this little recipe to get me through the warm summer days. sometimes i’ll add a sprig of basil or a little ginger, too. 🙂

    happy iced tea day, everyone!


    pineapple & mint iced tea
    courtesy of go hawaii

    * 6 tea bags
    * 1/2 cup sugar
    * 4 cups boiling water
    * fresh mint
    * juice of 3 lemons
    * 5 tablespoons pineapple juice


    Place tea bags and sugar in a 2-quart pitcher.
    Add 4 cups of boiling water.
    Steep for 15 minutes.
    Remove tea bags.
    Steep fresh mint leaves in tea for at least 3 minutes.
    Remove mint leaves.
    Add lemon and pineapple juices.

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    friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂



    1. 06/11/2010 / 11:35 pm

      taylor – hope you had the loveliest of picnics!
      leah – welcome and we’re so happy to have you and get to know each other 🙂
      kirby – thank you, darling! i love new friends…looking forward to your sweet comments.
      miss katie – welcome to the left coast, love! i am super excited to have you as a neighbor and a flea market rendezvous sounds divine. wishing you a easy breezy wedding and move xo

    2. 06/11/2010 / 6:34 pm

      That looks super delicious and refreshing!!! perfect for a day like today! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

    3. 06/11/2010 / 2:00 pm

      Hope you have a lovely weekend darling! We must get together once we’re settled in the bay! Flea market date? I’ve only been once—sounds like you know far more than I do about Alameda!!

      xx Katie

    4. 06/11/2010 / 2:38 am

      Cute blog you have here! I’ll be back for more!

    5. 06/10/2010 / 9:59 pm

      So excited I found your blog! It is lovely!

    6. 06/10/2010 / 8:58 pm

      I love this! I am acutally going on a little picnic tonight!

    7. 06/10/2010 / 7:15 pm

      this looks refreshing! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

    8. 06/10/2010 / 5:37 pm

      Hooray for Iced tea day! We need more of these days to spend with our friends and laugh :)That recipe sounds delicious. I’ll surely be trying it out soon. Have a great day!

    9. 06/10/2010 / 4:52 pm

      sounds scrumptious!

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