Friday, June 10, 2016

African TEA!! Hibiscus flowers from Guinea


African TEA!!  Hibiscus flowers from Guinea
 
My friend went to Guinea, West Africa and brought me a bag of hibiscus flowers for tea!!


Soaked the flowers for 5 minutes to get the dust off.
 


 
rinsed off the dust- then boiled the flowers in 1/2 gallon of water for 8-10 minutes


 
add 1/3 cup sugar to the gallon container


strained the flowers

but the 1/2 gallon tea in, then filled up with cold water- to make a full gallon.
 
I used my spoon that my friend Emily gave me.  She is an International Worker in Africa too!!!


 
SO GOOD!!!!!!  I am a fan of the straight hibiscus tea.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ladies Repository


 
 
 
 
I've seen the Octagon House for over 40 years every time I go North on 57 towards 585- there is sits.  Well, it seems in the last few years it has come to life!  The other day when I was traveling I noticed there was an open sign, so I went into the gift shop.