I'd like to order something cool!
from Something Cool, lyrics by Pete Rugolo
Was listening to this song sung by June Christy this morning. So appropriate for this very hot, humid week in Michigan.
Time to make some iced tea.
I found some loose herbal tea at the grocery store the other day on the sale rack. Looked like a good one to try. I don't think I've ever made iced tea with loose tea leaves. These handy little filters would be too small unless I filled up several of them for the pitcher.
So then I thought of cheesecloth.
A little open-meshed, but it worked. Only had a couple of dried herbs in the finished product.
Hmmm . . . this isn't going to work. It could float on top all day.
Okay . . . there's more than one way to skin a cat. (Oooh -- who made up that expression, and why?!) I secured the little cheesecloth bag in some tongs to keep it submerged.
Starting to brew. It would have been faster with hot water, of course, but I just cracked a vintage pitcher pouring hot water in it. Ugh. I knew better.
I served this to my book club Monday night. We were discussing Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland, which I highly recommend. Set during WWII in Provence, with lots of interesting art history. And romance.
I made the cookies for my GF friends. They were pretty good.
Everybody chips in with snacks. I had to really exercise self-control to not have more than one of these chocolate-covered almonds.
There's fruit in abundance in Michigan right now. Love it. I wait all year for it!
I've been busy lately, getting out all the wedding invitations, helping my daughter pack up her china, and picking out new cupboards and countertops, etc., for our fall kitchen remodel.
The cleaning and decluttering is ongoing . . . Our youngest son offered his drums to a friend, so these went out the door this past weekend. My husband was tempted to throw in the hockey nets and more. We have lots of work to do down here.
Hope you all are having a lovely week. xo
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