I think I may have saved everything I've ever owned. And now I have to pack it.
When I moved here nearly nine years ago, I took a lot of ribbing for insisting on bringing a wheelbarrow full of rocks.
I can't bring all the rocks this time - they line the flower beds - but none the less, I'm pretty worn out from boxing up 27 years of collecting.
The perfect treat after a long day?
Homemade Chai Latte.
Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer
1 tablespoon cardamom pods
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 3inch piece of ginger
3 3inch sticks of cinnamon
1 tablespoon cloves
6 teabags (orange pekoe is fine but darjeeling is really special )
Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth
Stir in 1/4 cup sugar ( honey or any sweetener can be substituted )
Refrigerate till ready to use.
To serve combine equal parts tea and milk and heat through.