Archive for June, 2014

Rhubarb Iced Tea

June 21, 2014

Prepping for a bridal shower, had rhubarb in the fridge, googled. Who knew it would be so good? The only thing to make now when I get rhubarb from a friend is this. It’s much healthier than making pie.

8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3″ lengths
8 cups water
1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water to make simple syrup
fresh mint for garnish (if you’re feeling fancy)

Makes 8 servings

Directions: bring the rhubarb to a boil in the water and let it simmer for an hour. Strain the rhubarb from the liquid and add the sugar/simple syrup and let it cool. Serve with mint if desired.

From Martha Stewart


Chia Seed ‘Tapioca Pudding’

June 21, 2014

I just eat this plain…with a straw.

Makes 2-3 servings.

2 c unsweetened milk
1/2 c chia seeds
1/2 t vanilla extract
1.5 T pure maple syrup or honey
Topping: seasonal fruit or nuts as desired. Blueberries and sliced almonds anyone??

Directions: stir together until it thickens a little, let sit for 4 hours or more. Stir again.

Keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.