Sunday, March 25, 2012

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. 

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.



  1. I see you are moving! I laughed when i read you had 17 boxes of china!! I had just about the same amount maybe more when we moved across Canada. My husband was so mad at me for having so much china. He never realized it before!
    I look forward to seeing what you do with the new place!!
    Pamela xo

  2. Oh I am so excited for you!!! Enjoy your time in Europe and I can't wait to see your pictures when you return!!!!

    Have a great time!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. I don't envy you. ;) I dread ever having to go through all I've collected to pack up some day. I hope you have a smooth move. It seems to rain everytime I have ever moved. ;)