Friday, November 29, 2013

So darn cold

OK, yes,  I realize Mississippi just doesn't get what most people consider to be COLD.  I don't care.  I am not comfortable due to low temperatures, therefore, it is cold.

Happenings around here:  Mostly working on homemade Christmas gifts.  Not knitting or crocheting (as I usually would be)

This weekend (maybe tomorrow) I will be fixing up our advent calendar.  I'll post a pic or two when I get it done.  It is my intention to take a photo (or more than one) for every day in December leading up to (and after) Christmas for my scrapbook.  I might post those as well.

I am tired and I have a headache.  Not the best mood for blogging.  I don't know why I bother.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving and such.
Our feast was small but well received.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tea: Part Q appendix 12

So, I realized, after posting the last entry that I had already had Tea part 2, or some variation of that.  Sorry for the confusion.  Refund checks are in the mail.

This is the last tea entry, unless something VERY interesting comes up.

Pomegranate Tea.

I have tried green tea with pomegranate flavor before.  I didn't care for it.  There was just something about it.  The fruity underflavoring reminded me of the taste of bubble gum.  You know, that flavor that "bubble gum" flavored bubble gum has that really isn't anything other than bubble gum.

I like pomegranates and pomegranate juice.  I never noticed any similarity between the tart flavor and the intensely un-tart flavor of bubble gum. 

Yet, in this "pomegranate" tea blend, the flavor is there again.  Maybe it is a case of the "flavor" not tasting like the real thing, like watermelon candy (or grape or banana or ... anything, really.)

Either way, I don't particularly care for this tea, but it doesn't suck, so I will drink it until it is gone.

I definitely like citrus blends better.

Christmas at Grandma's 1978.  My siblings and cousins and I.  I have my eyes closed.  I can tell this is 1978 because of how little my brother is.  Matching dresses for the girls!  Gotta love it!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tea Too: The Teaquel

It has been a while since my beginning exploration of "real" (or "fancy-schmancy") tea.  I was shopping online last week and ended up on the site I had ordered the tea from a few months ago.  I ordered some of what I had enjoyed then as well as a few new flavor mixes.

Today's experience...cranberry tea.  It was a free gift from Adagio.  It is a basic loose leaf black tea with raspberry leaves and cranberry pieces.  I have it right now with sugar.  The flavor is not bad.  I don't think this is my favorite, but I am enjoying it.  For a bit a berry fruitiness, it'll do.

I think I preferred the orange-ness from the earl grey I had a few months ago (which I did buy more of.)  Interesting that I prefer the citrus when I  absolutely HATE lemon in my tea.  Big difference between orange and lemon.

Today's photo offering, My Dad, whose birthday is coming up this weekend.  Happy Birthday, Daddy!