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Whole Wheat Chai Snickerdoodles April 11 2020

 Teacup and I were chatting the other day about fun cookie recipe ideas for masala chai, and our dear friend Hannah said "oh, like chai snickerdoodles?"

Um...YES! Such a fun twist on a classic American favorite. Their chewy texture, eggy richness and cinnamon coating has earned them a high ranking in the cookie hall of fame. Honestly though? While I get the appeal, I've always felt snicks were...

Matcha Ricotta Cheesecake with Persimmon Glaze (2 recipes in one post!) March 23 2020

In the springtime I am inexorably drawn to steamed green teas. Genmaicha, matcha, sencha, bi lo chun, clouds & mist, and so on. If it's vegetal, mildly seaweedy and light-savory with a lingering umami profile, count me in!

Just the other day, a friend mentioned the idea of matcha cheesecake in passing. I don't even remember the context, just that the idea seeded itself like the marigold and snap...

Recipe: Creamy Chai-tini February 25 2020

March in Seattle heralds the last gasp of winter. While I'm as eager as the next Californian transplant to return to the sunshine and flowers of spring, I'm not above finding an excuse to enjoy decadent, spicy, rich, silky winter flavors. For a super quick and easy "treat yo'self" moment, check out this creamy chai-tini. Tea and booze lovers delight!

Note: If alcohol isn't your thing, replace the...

Oolong Earl Grey Crème Brûlée February 04 2020

Let's be real here. Valentine's Day is just one big ol' excuse to luxuriate in sensual decadence. I 1000% support this, for the record. Taking a time out to play and enjoy a treat is a wonderful gift to give yourself. For some people this looks like taking a walk in the fresh air or going to the movies. For others, ballroom dancing or binging crappy TV shows in their jammies. For myself...

Juicy Tea-Glazed Ribs Recipe! September 09 2019 1 Comment

 


Calling all tea-obsessed carnivores! Fall is upon us and everyone seems eager to get back to the kitchen. If you're looking for a cozy, low-maintenance dinner option and have a soft spot for complex flavor and a lush, fatty mouthfeel, follow me to tastytown.

I wrote and tested this succulent rib recipe for you, and my friends and family can testify to its deliciousness. Enjoy, and feel free let me...

Tea cocktails with special guest Beca of The Shrubbery! June 28 2016

Summer is such a good excuse for shaking, stirring, and otherwise mixing up tasty cocktails to cool you down. While I'm generally an "Irish whiskey, neat" kinda gal, the sunshine tends to make me super feisty. During the hot months I find myself craving salsa (both the food and the music), grilling with friends, hanging outside with my kiddo, and DEFINITELY a parade of fun cocktails.

The lovely...

Chai-ce Cream! May 20 2016


Well, we took a vote. You guys all really REALLY needed to know how to make delicious chai ice cream at home, so Allyn and I made you a video! It turns out homemade ice cream is totally NBD. We don't even own an ice cream maker, and it still came out great!

Ready? Let's go!



Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons loose leaf Masala Chai
  • 1/2...

Friday's Earl Grey Cran-Apple Chutney December 27 2015

Heya!

Over the course of my 12ish years as a professional chef, I've seriously developed and honed my skills in the arena of bullshitting recipes. Today's fun twist on a super easy favorite is for lazy tea nerds who love to entertain. Here ya go!

Earl Grey Cran-Apple Chutney
Ingredients:
12 oz. Cranberries, fresh or frozen
4 Large Fuji apples, diced
3/4 cup Water
3 Star anise pods
1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
2...