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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Iced Tea 4 Ways



In my new search for great drinks for my upcoming wedding. I found these great recipes for iced tea. Give one of these a try for your next party or brunch.

FIRST MAKE TEA
Pour 8 cups of boiling water in a heat resistant pitcher. Add 8 tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Allow the tea to cool to room temp before refrigerating.

GINGER AND HONEY
add 2 tsp freshly grated ginger and 1/3rd cup honey. Strain if desired

POMEGRANATE JUICE AND LIME
add 2 cups pom juice, 3 limes sliced thinly, and sugar water until desired sweetness

WATERMELON AND BASIL
add 1/8 of a medium sized watermelon, cut into triangles. 1 small bunch fresh basil sprigs. Sweeten with sugar if desired

PEACH WITH MINT
add 4 ripe peaches, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, and 1 small bunch of fresh mint sprigs. sweeten with sugar if desired

Spring Fever!!

It's going to be BBQ season soon! Last night our neighbors had a cookout. It was a beautiful night in NYC. I made a quick and easy dip for the appetizer. It's a big portion, so make sure you buy enough crackers!

Cheezy Spinach Dip
You'll Need :
1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and rung dry
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 can black olives, sliced
1 8oz package mont. jack cheese shredded
1 15oz jar mild salsa
1 Tbls red wine vinegar
assorted crackers...whatever your favs are...mine is water crackers
In a big bowl, mix together.
transfer to baking dish, and bake at 400F, until bubbly, about 25-30 min
serve HOT. And put your crackers on the side!
Enjoy.