Archive for July 2013

Moroccan Style Mint Tea

I have not been able to post this until now, due to my computers near death experience. After a serious scratch disk emptying, I have been able to successfully collate these images on photoshop, and blog away to my hearts content.

My piano teacher very kindly gave me a Moroccan mint plant on tuesday, and with it the chance to make my very own 'Moroccan mint tea'. This was an activity I had never before considered until then, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Being British, tea drinking is a big part of my life, and I couldn't wait to give it a go.

Firstly, place a handful of leaves at the bottom of a beaker. Then, fill with roughly a pint and a half of boiling water. Sweeten to taste (start with one and a half tbs and work up). Decant into a teapot and leave to infuse for about seven minutes. Remove the leaves and enjoy.

American Modern cups and saucers

After buying my very lovely Merimekko teapot and Ferm living trivet a couple of months ago, I have been on the look out for some equally perfect cup and saucers. On visiting Islington last month, and going into twentytwentyone on Upper Street, I discovered the ingredients for an ideal partnership. The American Modern cup and saucers designed by Russel Wright in 1937 are not only extremely comfortable on the hand, but on the eye also. Available in three colours; Sea-foam, Chartreuse and Granite, they are like polished pebbles of perfection. Let the search for a milk jug commence!