Monday, February 27, 2012

TEA IN THE SAHARA RECIPE- FRESH DATES WITH CHAMOMILE AND GINGER TEA RECIPE

FRESH DATES WITH CHAMOMILE AND GINGER TEA RECIPE




Beneath the sheltering sky
To the desert, i would fly

I feel like having tea…  in the Sahara
I just love to roam…. this desert  land
Having you with me, where the dunes are
My tea cup will not be …. filled with sand
A respect to the Sahara - The addax, a large white antelope, an endangered species of the Sahara, can go nearly  A YEAR  in the desert without drinking. 
Me? until the twelfth of never? NO, I can  only go for half a day.
What about you?..  right now I need some  tea- anything with chamomile added, would be just  fine.. Salute to you addax.. I need my tea now
Herb tea sold in sachets-                   
Laxative herb tea
On herbal laxative tea, anything with senna leaf will work. Senna leaf is a natural stimulant for this. The "smooth move" tea from Traditional Medicinals, is a favorite. “Twinnings” has one of the best tea selection and is a favorite too.
My nutritionist advised that herbal tea is great, but it is just fruit teas that you have to be careful with, as they contain lots of sugar
Lemon balm herb tea
It is also known as “Melisa”.  Contains flavonoids and  polyphenolics. Lemon balm has anti-herpes properties and it regulates the thyroid function. Also  sedative  and  has a  stimulating effect on brain functions
GREEN TEA
The best for your skin would be green tea.
Any tea which contains flavanoids and anti oxidants are good for the skin-
RECIPE- the shortest in my blogging history
IN THE SAHARA,  I  will have 
4 cups FRESH DATES JUICE,
STEEPED  for half hour with
1 cup water,
1cm GINGER  and
2 SACHETs CHAMOMILE -  that makes a pot.
When done, serve with ice cubes.
Yummy,  energized and no diabetic sugar .
                 INCORPORATED FOOD ART WITH RECIPE
INSPIRATION FROM THE DESERT AND THE SNOW, MY MUSIC AND MY LOVE , WILL  ALWAYS BE  MY CUP OF TEA..

43 comments:

  1. Oh Wow!!:) Good morning Wan...:) Muaaaahhh! I love this post it makes me feel I'm at Sahara Desert having my cup of special tea with you,.:) Oh my.... I love the feeling..:)

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and relaxing post today. Aside from sharing yummy and delicious recipes everyday that I love to learn, you always make my day every time I read post like this, relaxing with varieties of thoughts, songs especially jokes, hmmmmmm... Your blog is one of a kind Wan..:) It's a package one stop blog!!:) Muaaaahhhh..:) I love it!:)

    Hope to read more and more from you..:) Keep sharing ...:) Your smile is one of the best you never forgot to share..:) Muaaaahhh!!!:) God bless us all...:) Thank you so much...:)

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  2. hi sweet Linda - Good morning hugs to you. How's your morning.
    wow ! your beautiful remarks really makes my day bright and happy, like being at the sahara...
    yes , it would be great to be there.. a way of life where true peace can only be found in nature.. and watch the picturesque shifting sand dunes crafted by the desert winds...
    may be i should switch my blogging niche..
    have a nice day dear, smile lots and lots

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  3. a lovely post, liked reading it...tea sounds great !!

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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    1. hi sobha, thank you for your comment and have a nice day

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  4. Hello Wan! It seems like you're really into tea.

    Have a nice day :)

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    1. hi nash, thanks for your visit, i do drink tea sometimes mainly for the health part of it. have a nice day

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  5. It's amazing that an antelope can live without water for a year! Love this sugarless and soothing drink too...

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    1. hi treat and tick, i am also amazed at the addax and they are well shaped and sized, that surely need plenty of water... no humps like the camel to store water..
      have a nice day and thanks for coming.

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  6. the addax are so wow..it is actually my first time to see them Wan..and wahhhhh..they can survive for a year without water..how can they be hydrated that much..

    I am with my kids and they are smiling thank you for sharing..

    I usually have tea..green tea and often times I mix honey with it and a zest of lemon..just to have a relaxing time for me with a silent atmosphere during the night..

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    1. hi sie, thank you for being here and yes, surviving a year with no water, the #1 requirement for life..it is really amazing and miraculous..hi to your kids, glad they came to know addax now.
      you do add extra flavor to your green tea huh. have a nice day.

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  7. wow, drinking that ice chamomile tea in sahara would be considered a luxury ..i think!

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    1. hi lena, thanks for being here. well, holiday destination- morocco (algeria, libya) the land of the sahara. lots of healthy dated and add my chamomile. no, its not expensive, its exclusive ha ha ha
      have a nice day

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  8. Having tea is part of what I do besides having coffee too. I am all in for exploring the different types available, in fact many are available in my pantry. That tea recipe you have shared is simply unique and will try out soon.

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    1. hi nava, ha ha, simple ingredients,thanks for coming over, glad you like my new innovative recipe-steeping the dates with ginger. have a nice day

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  9. My doter switched her regular favourite chocolate drink (MILO)and started taking green tea about 2months ago

    ...told me she already lost 5kg!

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    1. hi katrina, manu thanks for coming over.. wow ! 5 kg loss by drinking green tea?... i must tell this to some of my friends too. have a nice day and thanks again for the sensational tip..

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  10. a wonderful post....never knew that antelope can survive without water for a year,....loved ur herbal tea recipe !

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    1. hi sonali, how are you. glad you came and made a discovery on the addax- awesome huh? i have fallen in love with the sahara.it is so rich in beauty...
      have a nice day

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  11. I'm not a tea drinker, but it looks like I have to plant Melisa in my garden!

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    1. hi jasna, thanks for your visit, surprised you dont drink tea. try chamomile, you will love its taste.
      have a great day

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    1. hi amina. thanks for your visit annd sweet comments... good day to you

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  13. Hi Wan, I love your recipe ideas of including dates, delicious! And thanks for popping by, if Hello Fresh is available in Malaysia I would happily given it to you:-)

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    1. hi dr jehanne, how are you. i like dates and dates reminds me of the sahara. they are both a thing of beauty. dates non diabetic sugar and so many other health benefits they carry is also a plus for me. have a nice day and thanks on the Hello Fresh info..

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  14. My sisters and I
    Have this wish before we die
    And it may sound strange
    As if our minds are deranged
    Please don't ask us why
    Beneath the sheltering sky
    We have this strange obsession
    You have the means in your possession

    We want our tea in the Sahara with you
    We want our tea in the Sahara with you

    The young man agreed
    He would satisfy their need
    So they danced for his pleasure
    With a joy you could not measure
    They would wait for him here
    The same place every year
    Beneath the sheltering sky
    Across the desert he would fly

    Tea in the Sahara with you
    Tea in the Sahara with you

    The sky turned to black
    Would he ever come back?
    They would climb a high dune
    They would pray to the moon
    But he'd never return
    So the sisters would burn
    As their eyes searched the land
    With their cups full of sand

    Tea in the Sahara with you
    Tea in the Sahara with you
    Tea in the Sahara with you
    Tea in the Sahara with you

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    1. Hi Isa, thank you for coming over.. ya, thats from Sting, he is at my sidebar now..I was inspired by two people when i did this, one related to the desert and the other related to the snow- So i decided to infuse both worlds into my world.. my music and my love... they belong to me.
      Thank you Isa, have a nice day.

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  15. Hi Wan, you should taste Moroccan mint tea (iced or hot) and Maroccino.

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    1. hi Tulpar, thanks again, i will check out on moroccan cuisine, known for her world class authentic dishes.

      I do have morocco in mind, being part of the sahara..
      i once had a guest post from a moroccan friend, recipe on morocco couscous- here in my blog.
      thanks again

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  16. Hi Wan.. passing by..:) Muaaahhh.. Why can't find your recent post Tag Games? Some trouble I guess.. Good morning....:)

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    1. hi linda, that's funny, when did you see my tag game? i did have in DRAFT, not published yet..no trouble ha ha
      funny, a soul from the desert must have shown it to you in your dream.. have a nice day

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    2. hahaha, maybe..:)But it's shown here at my dashboard everytime I clicked your name! hahahaha..and it was posted 1 day ago.:))

      TAG GAMES
      posted by cookingvarieties at COOKING-VARIETIES : FOOD AND HEALTH BENEFITS - 1 day ago
      *ANOTHER TAG GAME* I was tagged by foodie blogger friend, Ambreen (tagged by Bridget) and here are the rules- : *The Rules: * 1. You must post the rules. 2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself in the blog ...

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    3. Hi Linda, OOPS! How come and since yesterday?... technical hiccups from the source. thanks for the info.

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  17. Hi wan, what happen to bunga seroja...
    i like the green leaves of summer by the brothers four-
    you know this song? take care

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    1. hi THFlowers, still one of my fave and no, i tak tau lagu you ha ha. have a nice day sis and many thanks for your visit..

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  18. Hello my dear.. thanks again for sharing a yummy recipe..you always write very nice posts :)
    So sweet of you!

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    1. Hi Cm, thank you dear for your visit and for liking this post. happy weekend to you

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  19. tea in sahara with such a beautiful places
    like post

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    1. hi SM, thanks for being here with your sweet comments. appreciate that. have a good weekend

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