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Fresh Ginger-Fruit Tea

I am not a water drinker. I love coffee and tea. I need flavor. 
Last summer, for example I had been drinking LEMON CUCUMBER (or LEMON RASPBERRIES) water and that worked just fine for me. This year I am trying a new discovery.

Fresh ginger.

I call it a “tea” because it requires boiling water. 
It takes little time before it’s ready but the waiting is definitely worth it. 

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So far I have made those flavors:

strawberry ginger

blueberry ginger

lemon ginger

peach/nectarine ginger

and my favorite it strawberry and peach, but actually they are all delicious.
As I am writing it a raspberry ginger tea is brewing on the counter 🙂

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This recipe is pretty strong in flavor so if you’re not accustom to ginger, you might want to cut the amount of ginger in half and try it that way first.

I make them in “ready-to-drink-from” jars

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Because of that it’s good to pour just a little of the boiling water on the bottom of the jars and wait a minute or so. If you don’t do that, and pour full jar of boiling water the glass will most likely crack. 

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waiting… just a minute or so… not too long…

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carefully filling it up… 

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lid on…

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patiently waiting an hour or so before moving it to the fridge.

BEFORE MOVING IT TO THE FRIDGE ADD HONEY!!!

It should sit in the fridge until it’s completely chilled or overnight. The longer it sits the stronger the flavor.

Shake it well before drinking!

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Have a good one, everybody! 

Tasty Tuesday Morning!

I wish all of you could join me for some real coffee and my naleśniki! Instead, I’ve just dicovered that every Tuesday there is a virtual meeting for coffee drinkers! 🙂 yeay!

I’m getting more and more addicted to reading blogs, or just browsing through them!

Anyway,

Today I made naleśniki for breakfast. I do not post the recipe because I do not have one. All I do is mixing some flour, one egg, milk, pinch of sugar and oil… No measures…

My little trick that I’ve learned from my sister:

pour 1 tablespoon of oil or olive oil or whatever oil you use in hour home to the batter, mix it well. that way you shouldn’t have to use any oil on the pan while frying tha crepes.

..and you know what my first neleśnik came out super good. weird… isn’t it!?

My Little One liked only  the first few pieces… I think because I didn’t use sugar for her ‘s.

She started throwing it on the floor… but I don’t know if she didn’t like it, or because she wanted to feed our doggy. She started doing that sometime like a  week ago. She hangs down from her chair throwing the food and watching Di eating it.  I hope she won’t be like her daddy… so picky and so not into Polish (or any other different-than-american) cousine. Fingers crossed! 😉

Hopefully she’ll like it more with strawberries and different kinds of fillings… Someday!

Anyway I think they were delicious and even my loved one ate it… Don’t know what he liked more… the crepes or the strawberries sauce. I think the second one! 😉

I at the other hand ate two of them despite my terrible tooth ache!

Something Polish, something sweet…

KISIEL – we’ve been talking about this dessert for a while now. We, means me and Polish Mama on the Prairie.

Finally today I got the chance to make one. I can’t say I really enjoyed it, because the flavor I had was kind of weird – “cola” (coca-cola), and it coloured my tongue blue 😉

What’s kisiel ?

First of all it’s not only Polish dessert. People eat it in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, and Germany.

Second of all it’s a soup. Yep. It’s a fruit soup thickened with corn starch or potato starch. In Poland we use potato starch since it’s more common and easier to get that corn starch. It is a simply sweetened fruit juice (whichever you like) and a starch… It’s easy to make at home 🙂 I tried a few times and it came out delicious. I loved kisiel made with fresh black or red currant juice…. Yumm!!!

In many european stores you can get it in a small package that needs only hot water and it’s ready to eat.

I guess these days I’m too lazy, or just don’t have enough time to experiment with foods since my loved one is very picky I prefere to make things that I know he will like… I save myself bunch of extra time, and nerves… 😉

Kisiel is very similar to budyń (pudding). Pudding has a milk base when kisiel is mostly fresh juice (flavored water).

Ok, time to stop talking… Pictures are waiting…