Rooibos Candied Clementines

Orange-chocolate is my second favorite dessert flavor, next to lemon. I have memories of my dad treating me to Swiss Orange Chip ice cream at Swenson’s as a kid. Anytime I see a Terry’s chocolate orange at the market, I scoop one (or two) up. Set a bag of chocolate dipped candied orange peel in…

Tea Foodie’s Frozen Faves

It’s been a hot summer here in Denver, CO! To beat the heat, I find myself going back to some of my favorite tea foodie dishes in the iced or frozen category. Thought I’d share some of my top picks for recipes to cool down with tea. Enjoy. Happy cooking and sipping! Tea Foodie’s Frozen…

Strawberry-Rooibos Buttermilk Ice Cream

What are you making with farmers market strawberries this summer? I’m making ice cream! Of course, I’m infusing my ice cream with rooibos for a tea foodie twist. In this case, I’m using a powdered rooibos. It’s ground fine like matcha green tea powder and can be used a lot like matcha for lattes, baking,…

Tea-Infused Chocolate Bark: Rooibos-Ginger and Lavender-Blueberry

I’m somewhat addicted to chocolate. Actually, I think I’m mostly addicted to shopping for chocolate. Every time I go to the grocery store, I end up perusing the fancy chocolate bar aisle for the newest, most interesting flavor combination I haven’t yet tried. I keep my chocolate bar collection in a small, sealed storage container…

Chai Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Not quite ready to let go of summer, yet anxious to infuse fall flavors into everything edible, this super easy dessert recipe just seemed to make sense this week. I steeped a rooibos-based loose leaf chai tea blend in coconut milk to achieve a sweet yet spicy chai-flavored, dairy-free ice cream. I used my own…

Smoky Tea & Tomato Lentils

Lately, an almost weekly tradition has been a stop at Whole Foods for their Wednesday sale price on rotisserie chicken. Sure, I roast my own chicken now and then, but when I’m busy it’s easy to make two or three meals during the week off this tasty, pre-cooked bird. Plus, I love any excuse to…

“Hey, there’s chamomile in my beer!”

This is what Dan (my lover and in-house recipe taster) said when he was reading the label of a new-to-him beer and trying to figure out why the beer tasted so “weird”. I sipped it too, before the label reading, and it did taste pretty funky. At first we thought it was just a bad…