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This time last year, I’d shared four pumpkin recipes. This year’s tally: 1. Yes, the wedding’s to blame, and yes, I’ve gotten considerably worse at personal time management now that I’m out of school, but instead of accepting that I don’t have as much time to bake, I’ve found an easy, convenient, anytime way to get my fill of pumpkin flavors with pumpkin spice syrup! I’m quite excited. Follow along to see how I did it.
Hello hello. So, I’m gonna be real with you and say that calling this recipe for Apple Tea a “recipe” is a bit of a stretch, but it’s good and easy, and because steeping tea in apple juice isn’t the most obvious thing to do, sharing this new discovery seemed like the right thing to do. So, if you’ve been looking for new ways to enjoy warm apple drinks this fall, I’ve got you covered. The Caramel Apple Spice and Hot Chai Apple Cider are great options too.
Today marks a special day in Fortune Goodies history. For the first time, I’ve invited a contributor: my ex-boyfriend-future-husband (think about it), Brian Weiss to share a recipe. Take it away Brian!
Guest Barista Brian: “You guys. Something is happening to me. When you date an Asian girl for nearly five years, your tastes start to… change. Suddenly I’m into all sorts of Asian things I was never into, green tea chief among them (still not into Hello Kitty or annoying selfies in crowded places though).
Anyhoo! You can imagine how excited I was to visit Peet’s Coffee and Tea over the summer and find their Jasmine Green Tea Lime Cooler. The perfect mix of sweet, Asian and cold as ice – just like Yang! (I’m clearly sleeping on the couch tonight). At $3 a piece these things aren’t cheap, so I thought I’d try my hand at making it at home. The results are just as good and much more affordable.
It’s been six weeks since I last posted a Thirsty Thursday post. Six weeks! That is not ok. This long, hard look at the calendar was the wakeup call I needed to start refocusing my efforts on this supposed “food” blog of mine. Thankfully, we just checked off two major items on the wedding to-do list (photographer and band!), and suddenly I feel a lot better about things. It also helps that I have some newfound free time for baking now that we’re staying put for the next several weekends. A full month into fall and I’ve been neglecting my oven big time. It’s time I fix that.
Just not quite yet. Today’s post didn’t require an oven, but the autumnal Caramel Apple Spice is a step in the right direction. It’s a copycat recipe of the pricey Starbucks version, and get this, Starbucks is the one supplying it! Check it out here. Now, to be fair, hot apple cider with whipped cream and caramel sauce isn’t exactly rocket science or patentable, and their act of sharing is likely just a ploy to sell their Fontana Cinnamon Syrup, but we appreciate the sentiment nonetheless. Too bad for Starbucks, we’ll be saving our money with a homemade cinnamon syrup, because we’re scrappy like that.
Keeping up with my current matcha green-tea obsession (check out my recent meringues and frosting if you haven’t already), I thought I’d try incorporating it in my morning smoothie routine. I love green tea and could have it at any time of the day, but I’ve learned that given my sensitivity to caffeine, I’m much better off consuming it in the morning. Until now, I would occasionally treat myself to Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccinos, but standing in that morning line is never much of a treat. Plus, something about the syrup and whipped cream that I can never seem to turn down, never quite felt early-morning appropriate. So, one recent morning, I set out to find something that was and came upon this recipe. After making just a few adjustments I’ve come to adopt Green Tea Banana Smoothies as part of my morning breakfast lineup and I couldn’t be happier with them.
Without doing it on purpose, I have this yearly habit of eating one fruit for most of the summer season. Last year it was berries and the year before that watermelon. This summer, my fruit’s been peaches, big and juicy ones. Aren’t they the best?
While these seasonal obsessions often come about without any obvious reason why, things are a bit more clear-cut this year: they’ve been in ample and free supply at work, and Brian and I have our eyes set on moving to Atlanta. This here easy peach smoothie was made with Peach Capital, U.S.A in mind.