Moringa Apple Granola

This was super easy to make and really tasty!

Preheat your oven to 350. Put a cup of so of oats, 1 tbs of butter, 2 tbs of maple syrup (ish) into a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter has melted. Sprinkle some salt into the mixture and pour onto a baking pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, checking every 5 minutes. (Our first batch burned.) You can play with the proportions based on how fruity, buttery, sweet, salty you like your granola, and even add things like nuts or coconut flakes or whatever! It’s your breakfast.



Nutty Almond Cream Marshmallows

By Lindsay Carmichael of One Bite Too Many


1 ½  cups water

½ cup  loose-leaf Nutty Almond Cream tea

3 packages/12 sheets of gelatin

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

1 cup glucose

 pinch of sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup icing sugar

¼ cup corn starch


1. In a small
saucepan, bring the water to a boil, then add the tea.  Simmer for 6-8
minutes.  Remove from the heat, but allow
the tea to steep for at least an hour (because this is an herbal tea, it
can steep even longer without becoming bitter).  Place in the fridge for 8-12 hours.

2. After
8-12 hours, strain the tea. Make sure to press firmly in the sieve to wring out
the extra flavour. 

3. Measure ½ cup of the tea and place in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Sprinkle gelatin on top of the liquid
and allow to bloom while preparing the sugar syrup.


4. Over
medium-high heat, pour the remaining ½ cup of tea into the medium saucepan,
along with the sugar, glucose, and salt. Cover and allow to cook for 4-5

5. After
the first 4-5 minutes, uncover the pot, clip on your candy thermometer, and
continue cooking over medium heat without stirring.

6. Once
the sugar syrup reaches 240°F, remove from the heat and turn the mixer on low.
Slowly pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin mixture. 

7. Turn
the mixer to high and whip for 14 minutes.

8. During
this time, mix the icing sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray
the baking sheet with oil, then use the sieve to dust the sheet with the icing
sugar/cornstarch.  Make sure that the
entire sheet is covered with the mixture, then set the rest aside for later.

9. After
the marshmallow has been whipping for 14 minutes, add the vanilla and allow to
whip for 1 additional minute.

10. Pour the marshmallow into the prepared
pan and use a lightly oiled offset spatula to spread the mixture evenly in the

11. Dust
the top of the marshmallow with the icing sugar/cornstarch, and set aside for
at least 4 hours (overnight is best).

Once the marshmallow has set, turn it out
onto a large cutting board.  Use a
lightly oiled pizza wheel to cut out squares. Dust the cut edges with the last
of the icing sugar/cornstarch.

13.  Store
in an airtight container for up to 1 month.


Tea Bitters

We made tea bitters! Sort of an accident that got forgotten at the back of our fridge but nonetheless, delicious. Here’s the basic recipe:

250 mL alcohol (we used vodka and gin, separately)

3 tbs loose-leaf tea (we used Samovar’s Cali Persian Organic and Rishi’s Ginger Lime Rooibos, respectively, but there are so many fun ones to try!)

1 tbs sugar (but you could use more for a more rounded flavour profile)

Place all ingredients in
a sealed jar and leave at the back of your fridge for at least 4 weeks. Just
kidding – shake the jar every other day and check weekly, strain and pour when
you are satisfied with the strength of the bitters.

Drink of the week: Buddha Bamboo-tini

1 oz vodka
4 oz Buddha Bamboo tea (brewed strong – we used 1 heaping tbs/8 oz)
1 tbs cherry purée (3 cherries + 1 tbs sugar mashed into a pulp makes enough for 2)

Brew the Buddha Bamboo and let it cool completely. Fill martini shaker
with ice. Pour in 1 oz vodka and add 3 oz of the tea. Then add 1 tbs of
cherry purée and the final oz of tea. Shake, pour and enjoy!

Drink of the week: Hot Chocolate Mint Rooibos!

1.5 cup milk (whichever kind you drink)
1 cup water
2 tbs Thay Tea’s Chocolate Mint Rooibos

the milk and water in your saucepan and slowly bring to a boil over
medium heat. Once you see the mixture start to bubble and thicken at the
edges, add the tea leaves and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for at
least 5 minutes, depending on how strong and creamy you want your tea to
be – the longer you let it simmer, the creamier and stronger it will
be! Strain, serve and enjoy. 

Put-your-socks-on Cali Persian White Russian

2 oz Samovar Lounge Cali Persian Organic
1 oz white rum
1 oz milk (or half-and-half)
2 drops vanilla extract (we are very technical with our measurements)
1 tsp sugar

Pour over ice and enjoy!