Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Starbucks, Passion Tea- Vancouver and Denver



In Vancouver WA

I love the Starbucks Passion Iced Tea.  I always get it with half the syrup though, otherwise it is way to sweet for me.  I like to make it at home to with Tazo tea (see below)


 
 
Starbucks Iced Passion Tea
Total time: about 20 minutes
Prep: 15-20 mins

Ingredients:
Water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 single teabag of Tazo Passion Tea
Ice
Directions:
Set at least 1 cup of water to a boil.
To make sugar syrup: In a small microwave safe bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of water and 2 tablespoons sugar. Microwave bowl, uncovered, for 20-25 seconds on high. Stir mixture to dissolve sugar. Set aside.
Place teabag in a large heat-proof glass. Measure 1 cup of boiling hot water, and steep tea with hot water. Remove and discard tea bag after tea has steeped for 5 minutes. Set tea aside to cool at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. Pour tea in a serving glass and top with desired amount of ice. Add a few teaspoons of sugar syrup into the glass, and combine well with iced brewed tea. Serve immediately.
 


In Denver

Monday, October 31, 2016

Blackberry Scones

These are my sisters AMAZING Scones!!!  Usually they are blueberry and lemon- but she had some black berries that my nephew picked, so she used those.  They were soooooo good!!!!


2 c. flour  (1 C whole wheat pastry flour, 1C regular)      
⅓ c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 c. Plain Greek yogurt
1 egg
¼ c. butter, melted
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed)
GLAZE:
½ c. confectioner’s sugar
1 T. lemon juice
½ tsp grated lemon peel

 
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.  In another bowl, combine the yogurt, egg, and butter.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in blueberries.  Drop by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet.   Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.  Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm scones.