24 February 2011

cold comfort

blackberry & spice tea

adapted from Moomins Cookbook: An Introduction to Finnish Cuisine by Tove Jansson and Sami Malila

a little less than 1/2 jar Bonne Maman blackberry preserves
1 t grated fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
2 1/2 c water
juice of one Meyer lemon
1 T slightly crushed cardamom pods

Simmer all ingredients gently for about half an hour and strain before serving. A little filtered water and honey to taste went into the boys' servings.

19 February 2011


our barnraising quilt coming together

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