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Iced Green Tea

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Shanghai, China, Spring 2009

Iced Green Tea    by Nancy Minnich Manubay.  I had the wonderful experience of being invited to visit with a good friend and her family while they where living in Shanghai, China. They were gracious enough to fly me there and entertain me for a week. I am so thankful to them for giving me the experience of exploring another culture, and of course getting to spend time with them and their children. It was truly a great experience, thank you!

Flash forward to January of 2012, when my then fiance, John, and I moved in together five months before our wedding. Both in our late 40’s, and having lived alone for most of our adult lives, this was certainly a challenge. Especially for two adults with many different tastes.

Which pictures would we hang on the wall and where? Who would use what room for an office? Every time my husband would ask where something of his would go, I would reply, “In your office.” At one point he finally said to me, “There are so many things in my office, there is not room for me in my office!” At least we were able to laugh about it.

One surprising thing we argued about was which teapot would sit on the stove, his or mine. In my mind this was insane, since mine was clearly nicer!!!  After a visit to his sister, the problem of the teapot was solved. She had a really cool electric water kettle on her counter, which we used to make our tea.

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Four cup glass bowl I use to steep the tea.

Thus my love for the Capresso water kettle began. There is no longer a need for a teapot on the stove or arguing over which one. Win-win!

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Iced Green Tea

4 c. boiling water

4 green tea bags (I use two regular and two decaf)

3 t. sugar (optional)

2 quart pitcher filled with ice

cocktail umbrella and straw (also, optional)

 

1. Boil 4 c. water and add the tea bags.  Steep for about 5 mins.

2. Remove tea bags, add sugar and stir.  (if preferred, omit sugar or adjust to your taste)

3. Pour tea over ice into a 2 quart pitcher, adding water if necessary to fill the pitcher.

4. Stir and serve over ice.

Enjoy!

~Liz

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator Oatmeal        This is probably one of the easiest grab-and-go breakfasts you could imagine. The number of possible combinations and flavors is limited only by your own imagination. Fo…

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Graffiti in Prague, Czech Republic      In June of 2014, John and I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding in the Czech Republic. As we started to explore the city of Prague, the first thing that stood out to me was the amount of graffiti on the buildings. My first thought was that they had gang problems as we do in the U.S., although there was no evidence of danger as we wandered the city streets.

We had a day or two to explore the city before we met up with Bill and Kamila for their rehearsal dinner. The first chance I got, I asked Bill about the graffiti.  Bill had lived in Amsterdam for over a decade, and Kamila grew up in the Czech Republic. Bill explained to me that the graffiti was not about gangs or violence, but about artistic expression. That answer was so much better than I expected.

The wedding was held high on a hill, with breath-taking views of the city. We enjoyed our trip to Prague completely.  We found the city to be beautiful, clean, friendly and safe.  John asked if I would return to Prague, and I said, “Yes” without hesitation. Beautiful, beautiful city!!!

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Graffiti or Art?

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Beautiful architecture
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City park without Graffiti

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Have a great day!

Enjoy!

~Nancy

 

 

 

Breakfast for Dinner

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Veggie Omelette

I have always been a fan of breakfast food any time of the day. Tonight I got home later than usual and had to scrounge for something quick and lite for dinner. This veggie omelette is made with one whole egg and two egg whites, so it is packed with protein for less calories. I don’t like to omit the yolks completely, since they are packed with vitamins and nutrients.

Veggie Omelette

1/3 cup diced vegetables, such as onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli

1 t. butter

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1 T. milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 slices deli cheese, such as Cooper Sharp Cheese (optional)

1. Saute veggies with butter in a non-stick pan on low to med heat until tender and caramelized.

2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and add to the veggie mixture.

3. Cook on low to med heat until omelette is almost cooked through.

4. Using a large spatula, flip omelette over and add cheese if desired.

5. Cook for another minute, then fold omelette over itself and move to a serving dish.

Enjoy!

~Nancy