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Chai, dirty chai

Over and over, I’ve proclaimed my love of all things chai, so it should come as not surprise to anyone that this recipe combines two of my favorite things:  chai and ice cream (but with a twist!).  It’s a dirty chai no-churn ice cream and it is sublime.  You’re probably wondering what a dirty chai… Continue reading Chai, dirty chai

adult ESL · Downton Abbey · ESL · lesson plan · math · NYS TESOL · tea · Teacher Talk · teaching · TESOL · think outside the box

Hot off the press!

A very late and very quick update.  I submitted an article to NYS TESOL’s  (New York State Teachers of English to Other Languages) quarterly publication, Idiom.  It was accepted and was just published.  Below is a link.  I’m really proud of my article and am excited that it is out there in the universe.  If… Continue reading Hot off the press!

easy recipes · fruit syrup · green tea · iced tea · Maya's Jams · recipes · saving money · summer · summer splurges · tea

Brewing summer savings

I’m the kind of person that has to have an iced coffee or tea during the summer.  However, this does nothing for my wallet.  In trying harder to save more, I’ve started being smarter about planning out meals and preparing them ahead of time.  For breakfast, I make overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruit.… Continue reading Brewing summer savings

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Latifa’s Mint Tea

“The first glass is as bitter as life,  The second is as strong as love, The third is as soothing as death.” (Desert region saying) Nutrition and tradition collide with our experiences, which we tell through our food.  Even a simple cup of tea can tell you more about a person.  In my opinion, tea promotes conversation.… Continue reading Latifa’s Mint Tea