lol! the happy bubbe: September 2006

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Tea Chef Tea for Sept.

I had my recipe all ready to send and saw that some one else had the same Idea for the Genmai Cha tea for this month. It makes the best sesame brittle!

I love sesame candy and with the popped rice in this tea, it creates a sweet treat.

Sesteame Brittle

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup water
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
3 TBSP Genmai Cha Tea

butter two baking sheets and set aside. Butter sides of a heavy 3 quart sauce pan. In sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and 1/2 of water. cook and stir (stirring is very important) over a medium flame. to boil clip themometer to pan stir over medium low heat to soft crack stage 275 about 30 minutes than add seeds and tea and stir tilhard crack stage 295 about 15-20 more minutes. remove from heat remove themometer.
QUICKLY sprinkle in baking soda over mixture stirring constantly. IMMEDIATELY pour into prepared baking sheets Cool and break into pieces. Store in tightly covered containers. IF there is any left over to store.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Patriots Day

the happy bubbe Are you aware that Sept.11 has a name? It is called Patriots Day. Patriot means: one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. I hope that as we remember the events of this day, we will become a true patriot as well. Having been outside the borders of our country, I can tell you,” I love Her!" There is no other nation like our nation. I support the authority that has over me and that includes The Patriot Act and our military. Now the last part of this definition is one that will cause us to ponder individually. The television will be very busy reminding us of the Attack this week-end. And that can be a good thing, as long as we also remember it has not happen since because of our diligence. It should not spark fear, but perhaps thanksgiving for the grace God has supplied our nation.
What will you teach your children today about being a Patriot? Do you call yourself a Patriot as you read the definition?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Lost again....

the happy bubbe I lost again, but I did loose to a really good recipe. The truth is I love just trying something new. I love trying new teas and I love that it is all free. So I may not be the Winner, but in my book, I already won!