Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trying to Beat the Heat

It's awful hot around here. I don't know about you but heat makes me want to do nothing more than abandon my kids and hit the pool for a swim alone. It's 90+ degrees here so it's not exactly safe for me to have Henry out of the house and frankly, without a pool to jump in, I don't like Jack running around out there for very long either.

Well, I don't know about you but heat makes me SOOO unmotivated. I hardly have the motivation to eat during the day let alone be a good mom or good wife.

I have found one thing that works: Lindsey's Tea. She found the recipe online somewhere and described the ingredients and I went all mad-scientist and brewed together this concoction.
Use some ginger maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the root cut (I like to use my peeler) and drop the shavings right into a large pot of water. Boil the water with the ginger peels/slices in it.

Green Tea (3-4 bags). Put in when it gets to a boil. Turn off water.

Fresh Mint. I get mine from my back yard (it was there when we moved in). I like lots of leaves- maybe 20-25. Also put this in as soon as you add the green tea.

I also add my sugar at this point. (You can use honey as an alternative). Add 3-4 spoonfulls (big spoon not the little ones) if you like it sweet and add only 2-3 spoonfulls if you like it less sweet.



Lindsey said...

I love that it will forever be known now as "Lindsey's Tea"! (My original version was also slightly "mad scientist" though I had the recipe as a guideline.) I've been making it regularly too. Though recently its just been green tea since I don't have the ginger on hand or an awesome limitless supply of mint in my backyard. (Jealous.)

Anonymous said...

I've been brewing Lindsey's Tea ever since she made it for us! I love it! (I have to buy the ginger and the mint at the grocery store too!) Thanks, Lindsey! Gigi