Thursday, November 03, 2011
Hi..I'm just sitting down with a cup of tea..just bought it today in Weyburn..it's Lipton Green Tea super fruit wild cranberry and pomegranate..yum yum. I bought some when I was up at my daughters and we really liked it. I've decided to buy new tea every time I go shopping in November..yesterday I bought a package of peppermint tea 20 bags for $1..I love finding bargains. I'm ready to get back drinking tea daily..really helps me to stop snacking in the evenings if I make tea instead.
Today we went to Weyburn and did some banking and shopping. I even started some Christmas shopping, ran into a friend and we had coffee together, stopped at in-laws for coffee, too. Found some new dishes to buy and a few other treats for me :) I bought a couple magazines on the RealSimple magazine has an article about..you guessed it Tea :) It's Karma. More on that later.
Starting November 1 breakfast is cooked oatmeal..so far it's been my new favorite.. oatmeal date cookie which is just 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 or 2 chopped dates.. microwaved for a couple minutes or til oats are done..yum yum. I bought a huge bag of pecans for Christmas baking and another favorite is oatmeal and chopped pecans. I've been collecting recipes for some variety..what's your favorite oatmeal? Ones I've found to try are carrot cake, zucchini loaf, apple pie, PB & J, Blueberry oatmeal, Pumpkin pie oatmeal, and Oatmeal raisin cookie..also Dr Oz suggested sprinkle cocoa powder on cooked oatmeal...they should keep me going for at least part of November but I'd love to hear your favorites :)
I'm tired tonight from so much running around and tomorrow hubby wants to go to Regina so I should make this a short blog...I helped with chores this morning and did lots of walking outside and inside..no dancing yet lol...
Thanks for dropping by and for all your comments..hope you enjoyed tea time..keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves...
In the November RealSimple magazine the article about tea said...
What your teacup can do for you..black..may lower cholesterol and reduce risk of stroke
...oolong..may aid in weight loss
...green ..may lower risk of cancer and heart disease
...white...has potential cardiovascular and cancer-fighting benefits
...herbal...chamomile tea may promote sleep, peppermint tea helps calm the stomach
...flavored...has the some benefits as black, green or white depending on the type used.