Saturday, June 30, 2018

Superior Pho Mango Bubble Tea



http://www.superiorpho.com/

I've been enjoying this summer quite a bit.  We are doing compressed work weeks at my office.  That means four 10 hour days, giving me a day off in the middle of the week!!  How fun is that?  I have a day off in the middle of week along with the entire weekend.  My office rocks!!!

My friend Heidi, who is a teacher, has her summer off so decided to take advantage of both having Wednesday off.  She asked if I was up for an adventure and try a place that neither of us had ever been too.  I said sure and then she added that there was bubble tea!!!  Game on!!

We headed to Cleveland to try some Vietnamese Pho.  It was a rainy day, but the traffic was fairly light.  We got there in just over an hour.





It took us three tries, but we finally found the correct restaurant.  We first went to Superior Deli and then to Pusion, and then realized that Superior Pho was around back;







We each ordered Pho and mango bubble tea.  I got Pho Soup and a Vietnamese sandwich Combination plate.  It was fantastic.  Nothing beats that fresh taste.  The broth was incredible. I ordered a meatless Pho.  My broth and noddle soup came with a side of things to add to it.   I added lime, bean sprouts and Thai basil ( I avoided the jalapeno peppers)






My friend, Heidi, reminded me not to worry about American etiquette when eating.  Slurping was okay and expected.




AMAZING!!!!!  The bubble tea was very good,  It was thick- almost like a smoothie.



The restaurant had a wall full of praises!  I would recommend this place!

I then looked and saw we were 3.9 miles from a tea place I wanted to visit, so we headed there next.  Ah, the joys of a big city- so many wonderful places to try!!




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Quince scones




I love it when a co-worker pick up Quince scones!!  The best scones in the area are at Quince in Kidron Ohio.  Now I just wish I had brought my good warm tea to work.   
When I have my own tea place, I plan on serving scones.  What are your favorite scone flavors???

from the website:
Quince Bakery & CafĂ© is the realization of a dream to bring the freshness and simplicity of nearby Pioneer Farm to the square of Kidron.  In fact, farm fresh eggs, meats & poultry, produce, and other products are featured at Quince whenever possible.  And when not locally produced, you can be sure our ingredients are absolutely fresh and wholesome. 
Importantly, we strive to be a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.  Whether you dine in or take out, we hope that you love the Quince experience as much as we've enjoyed serving you.  And make sure you stop back the next time your in town!
But we aren't just about great food and pastries. Founders Deb, Rachel, and Jean Geiser are excited to share new (and international) techniques in food preparation, tasty recipes, and the growing trend of sustainable agriculture.  Importantly, once you've discovered Quince, you'll certainly want to visit Pioneer Farm where you'll see a glimpse of 1819 on the grounds of one of Kidron's earliest settled farms.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bombay Sitar Indian Masala Chai Tea


I love Indian food, and there is great place in Canton Ohio called Bombay Sitar, http://www.bombaysitar.com/.  It has exceptional Indian food and also the Saturday buffet is my favorite time to go.  A great price and all the Chai tea I can drink!!  I love their Indian Masala Tea.







This place also holds great memories for me too.  One of my favorite co-workers, Charlie, who passed away- helped me discover this place with his wife Robin.  Charlie and Robin taught me all about Indian food.  Charlie had been to India and had tried all kinds of Indian food all over the US- he said that this was the best place he ever found.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Mothers Day 2018 with Smith Tea Kandy



I love my mom!!!  All the good lessons I have learned can be pointed back to my mom.  She is a strong Christian woman.  She doesn't gossip or talk about others.  She is kind and caring.  She is super creative and crafty- in a good way!! She loves to laugh and have fun.  She is devoted to my dad and us girls.  She is giving and strong.  She is an amazing cook and hostess.  




For Mother's Day this year, which is also my dad's birthday she made my favorite pie...elderberry pie!!!!  I love it and it is the only time I have milk (unless is some black teas).  I eat my pie in a bowl of milk


I enjoyed my pie with Kandy tea from Steve Smith Tea.  It is a great tea with pie.



"Named after one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy brings together full and flavory Dimbula with highly aromatic and intense Uva and lightly scented high-grown Nuwara Eliya. A tea made for sipping with pleasure all day."



My mom and my younger sister and I on Mothers Day 2018