Crockpot Bacon Potato Soup...without the bacon!
I have so much love in my heart for this soup. It’s creamy without the cream, it’s bacony without the bacon…it’s everything bad for you without the bad for you part! It’s just darn tasty! And it freezes beautifully, which always makes me think of Steel Magnolias. “This is in the freezes beautifully section of my cookbook, and I wanted to bring something that...
MeateaLoaf in a Mug
I know what you’re thinking. Meatloaf in a mug? Can’t be all that tasty. But wait - there’s more! It’s even microwavable! And it is, in fact, delicious, as well as quick, easy, and cheap! I can’t think of a better combination of words to describe a recipe, especially one that I’m going to start taking for lunches in a ziploc bag. The only downside? One serving...
Cocomama Fantasy Pie
When the spring collection came out, we were so excited! New flavors to play with and experiment on. Two of the new teas contain coconut, and with Pi day (March 14 or 3.14) just around the corner, well…how could I not make a coconut cream pie? Or in this case, a Cocomama Lime cream pie with Fantasy Island meringue. Cocomama is a tasty black tea with a hint of coconut and lime, and Fantasy...
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Pie
I love Scott Pilgrim. The movie, the books, everything. To the point I’ve considered buying certain game systems if only to play Scott Pilgrim games! Anyway, when I was re-reading Volume 2 (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), I knew I had to make the vegan shepherds pie and tea it up! It turned out so tasty, it’s one of the few things I will eat as leftovers! I used Marsala, which is smoky...
Zing Me Scones
Oh my goodness. These scones…I made them the first time around with Earl’s Garden (which is Earl Grey with berries, my wife’s favorite) and dried blueberries and cherries as payment to my wife for letting me have yet another trip to DavidsTea. They turn out light and fluffy and while on their own they can taste a bit dry, pair them with your favorite tea or a big glass of soy...
These tasty cinnamon rolls, made with DavidsTea’s Sencha Pear, are delicious - and ridiculously easy! And, to boot, I think the longest part of the preparation was waiting for the tea to cool. Delicious, especially with a glass of milk or tea on the side, these have definitely made their way into my dessert rotation. Difficulty: Easy, but a little deceptively tricky. Make sure to follow...
This was the middle recipe from our tea cooking day, together with the Forbidden Fruit Chicken and Vanilla Oolong Blueberry Pie. There weren’t really many photos of the process to make this, but that’s mostly because it’s ridiculously simple! Its simplicity hides complex flavours, though - the Cabernet Sauvignon and goat cheese that make this recipe fairly unique complement each...
Vanilla Oolong Blueberry Pie
When DavidsTea began following us on Twitter, we were so very excited. Then we noticed that we were the 314th account they followed and, well, of course we had to make pie! We asked them which tea we should use, and they chose Vanilla Oolong. My immediate thought was of blueberries! Mostly because I love blueberry pie. So we made a blueberry pie with Vanilla Oolong in the crust and in the filling...
Forbidden Fruit Chicken
So this was a little experiment with the Forbidden Fruit tea of the month and turned out pretty good! The people I served it to enjoyed it, so I’m going to call it a success! The tea is a black tea with melon, carrot, safflower, and figs in it. It manages to be fruity without being overpoweringly sweet and lends itself well to this savory dish. We had a tea cooking day with a meal of...
This recipe is an oldie but a goodie, my mother and I have been making these donuts for as long as I can remember! The original recipe came from a Salvation Army cookbook.They made these donuts to feed the homeless and as a result, it makes a ton! I’m only using a half recipe here, and I still managed to get 3 dozen donuts and 6 dozen donut holes! The Forever Nut adds a nice nutty, almondy...
Marsalapsang Joes and Skinny Buns
Okay, so I cheated a little bit. My first post here and what do I do? I use one of my wife’s recipes. But it’s a tasty one! And I made the buns…but only put the Skinny in because Drew told me to. He’s very pushy with tea, you know. Turns out the sweetness of them nicely balanced out the heat of the sloppy joe mix, so it all works out. But these sloppy joes are...
Pumpkin Chai Pork Chops
These pork chops go amazingly well with our Pumpkin Chai Applesauce - and were the cornerstone of the meal in the picture, in fact! Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, these lightly-spiced chops have a unique taste and texture. Difficulty: Medium Ingredients: 2 pork chops 1 egg Pumpkin Chai Regular potato chips Directions: In a small bowl, beat the egg with a splash of...
Pumpkin Chai Applesauce
This spiced applesauce carries over enough of the spices from DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai to be a step above your average applesauce. Delicious hot or cold! Difficulty: Easy! Ingredients: Pumpkin Chai tea 8 apples (this is approximate - I only used 7, but I intentionally grabbed big ones!) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar juice of 1/2 lemon cinnamon (optional) ...
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Well, this is just a quick introductory post to explain a little about this blog and why it exists. We are Drew and Rita, two Torontonians obsessed with a certain thing…tea. DavidsTea, specifically. Oh, the scent of a perfectly steeped Geisha Plum or Pumpkin Chai can send us into a trance. There are few things in this world as uplifting and amazing as tea. Rita is on a diet, low sodium, low...