Day 12 - Cookies!Everyone loves cookies, right? We eat them all year round. But have you noticed that you only get certain cookies at certain times during the year? (Think about Girl Scout cookies and Christmas cookies.) And if you get them during a different season they don't quite taste the same?
Right now we have Chessmen and Ginger Snaps at the ready.
Both are great with a tall, cold glass of milk - actually a short, wide, cold glass of milk is better for dunking the ginger snaps.
What is your favorite fall cookie?
Plus Our favorite Tea SweetenersThere are many ways to sweeten your tea and other beverages. Xyra is one of those people who is very sensitive to the artificial or low calorie sweeteners so we don't use Equal, Sweet N Low, Splenda, or Truvia. She says they have an aftertaste that spoils the natural flavors of the tea (and everything else).
What do we use? We have several favorites.
- Agave nectar/syrup. We talked about this in another post. Agave is a natural sugar that comes from a type of cactus plant. It is low in calories and doesn't have an aftertaste.
- Honey. We have three types here: radish, clover, and wildflower. All taste different and add a their own dimension to the tea cup. Honey is fabulous when you have a sore throat or cold.
- Sugar. Yep, plain old white granulated sugar is perfect in almost everything. (Honey is better in green tea.) We also like turbinado sugar or sugar in the raw. It's a brown granulated sugar that still has some of the molasses in it. That adds depth to some tea blends. This is a bit different from the brown sugar for baking.
We don't like our tea super sweet. I'm talking less than a teaspoon most times even in a large cup.
How sweet do you like your tea? What is your favorite sweetener?
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