Thai Iced Tea – Organic

Made without orange dye and all organic ingredients – this sweet treat is sure to please.

thai iced tea


3 Earl Grey tea bags steeped  with water in a tea pot.

Let cool to room temperature.



To make it by the glass.

Pour desired amount of Organic Maple Syrup into bottom of glass.

Add 1 drop food-grade Wild Orange Essential Oil**

Add 1/8 tsp. (or less) organic Vanilla extract.

Fill glass about half full with the cooled tea.


Add ice cubes.

Fill remainder of the glass with your choice of  milk or nondairy alternative.

*coconut milk or half & half would be especially good!

* almond coconut milk was used for this recipe.






** I have a specific brand of food-grade essential oils that use in my recipes.  DO NOT consume any random brand of essential oil as many of them contain toxic filler ingredients. If you’d like to know more about that brand that I use, you can contact me via e-mail.

Making the Most of Produce – Oranges, Lemons & Limes

Use these simple techniques to improve getting every use possible out of fresh produce.

 Oranges & Lemons

When oranges and lemons are in season and abundant, 

peel them and set the peelings out to dry

store in a cool open place and check frequently to make sure they have plenty of air circulation (and are not growing mold!)

once peeling are dry, tear them into quarter or dime sized pieces and store them in a glass jar

use them to make tea, grate into dishes, or put into a coffee grinder to make powder

juice the insides and freeze the juice in ice cube molds

****I froze the lemon pulp that was the waste product from the juicer… thinking it would make a great cleaning product – but have yet to figure out how to get it from point A to point B.  Any ideas?



Zest them  – set the zest out to dry

Place dried zest in clean baby food jars for storage

Freeze the juice in ice cube molds.

Kombucha Tea – Ashley’s Recipe

Kombucha Tea
   (don’t use honey)

1 gallon glass container
3 qts water (12 cups)
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups starter culture (from mother jar)
6 bags caffenated tea (or three heaping teaspoons loose tea)

  • heat water, tea & sugar long enough for the sugar to dissolve. Let set till it reaches room temperature. (Strain if using loose tea)
  •  start a new jar with cooled tea
  • starter culture
  • a mother (smooth, lightest side up)
  • cover top with cheese cloth & a rubber band and let sit on the counter in a cool dark place unti a new mother forms…about a week. Then you are ready to start the next batch!