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Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sun Tea

Sun Tea Brewing

One of our favourite summer drinks is ice tea and I don't mean that sugar with a hint of tea drink I mean real ice tea. We go through a lot of it so it is quite common to see a pitcher of sun tea brewing daily during the warm months. There really isn't much to making sun tea. Basically you put the tea bags in a pitcher, pour water over top then set it in the sun. But why have plain old sun tea when you can kick it up a notch? I absolutely insist on using Red Rose tea. Sorry this is a Canadian product although I have heard tell it is being distributed in the US in some areas. If you can't find this tea use a fine quality orange pekoe tea as a substitute. This tea packs a lot of punch without adding calories.

Method: Place three tea bags in a large pitcher. Add ½ sliced lemon, two spring lemon balm and two sprigs mint. Fill to the top with water. Cover. Place in direct sun for 2 to 3 hours. Put the pitcher into the refrigerator.

To Serve: Pour into a tall glass over ice cubes. Find the nearest shade tree. Sit down and enjoy :)

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