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contemplative cranberry ginger rose tea.
I’m in a quiet, contemplative mood - completely lost in thought. There are times when it’s a necessary progression (in order to figure things out) but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It might help to have something to take along the (introspective) way. I think I'll *bake*.
something that doesn’t take me too far away from my thoughts,
something that’s not too challenging to make,
something with a delicate scent,
something that’s cooling but sweetly so...
- I’m contemplative
- I’ll *bake*
- Cranberry Ginger Rose Tea
- Delicate, Sweet, Cooling
With this tea, you think you know what [taste] to expect; tart (cranberry) and earthy (ginger) with a little sweet (raspberry) only to find a subtle floral (rose) taste at the end. Thus, a perfect example of the activity going on in my head today.
cranberry ginger rose tea.
Prep time: 10 minutes, Rest time: 2 hours, *Chill time: 2 hours (*not required)
Makes 6 servings
- 3 inch (45 g) fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups cranberry raspberry juice
- 3 tsp rose water
Heat the ginger and water on the stove over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiled, turn off the heat and let it steep for 2 hours.
Strain the ginger from the water and let the water to cool to room temperature. Discard the ginger.
Add the cranberry raspberry juice to the ginger-infused water. Stir in the rose water.
Let the tea chill in the fridge for 2 hours or pour the tea over a glass filled with ice and enjoy it right away.
This tea is enchanting, intriguing and bright- it’s ideal company during this [mental] reckoning...
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
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