Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Distractions.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it ;)), I'm not able to give the same attention to this blog as I used to. There is a little person who has absolutely captured my attention and heart, and she requires most of my time these days. I hope to get more posts up on here in the near future (I would like to shoot for once a week), but I'm not promising anything....

If you'd like to follow our family adventures, I'm posting over at, our family's little piece of the Internets. Would love to have you follow!

And if you have any recipes you'd like to see posted on here in the future, please comment below!! :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peach Green Iced Tea

The thermometer has been over 100 degrees for the past week. Although relief is on the horizon, it still seems miles away. Even then, we will merely move into the high 90s. 

Fortunately, the season of peaches is upon us. And just mentioning those sweet orbs of juiciness, makes me feel a bit cooler. If that doesn't do it for you, this drink certainly will.

This iced tea is a perfect thirst quencher with a tad pick me up (slightly caffeinated). You may want to fill one of those 5-gallon jugs with this to keep on hand in the heat.

Peach Green Iced Tea

2 tablespoons of green tea (or two bags)
1 quart of boiling water
1 lemon, sliced
3-4 white peaches, sliced
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. ginger beer or ale (depending on how strong you like the ginger flavor -- beer is stronger)
a handful of fresh mint leaves
8 c. of ice

Pour boiling water over tea leaves in a heat-resistant container. Let steep 2-3 minutes. (Green tea should be steeped a shorter time than black tea, otherwise the taste becomes bitter.) 

Place peaches and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend until liquified and mixed. 

Place lemons with half the ice in a pitcher. Pour tea over lemons and ice. Mix in peaches and sugar. Add ginger beer. Pour in the remainder of ice. Sprinkle mint leaves on top. Stir with a spoon. 

Serve with slices of peach, if desired.