Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kit Kitteredge: An American girl

Still National Ice Tea Month

Another Way to Make Ice Tea

This is the greenest of the green ways to brew a batch of ice tea. Some people call this Sun Tea because it harnesses the power and heat of the sun to heat the water and steep tea. (This is similar to the method we used in Coolspring only a much bigger batch.)

You need a big glass jar with a lid. some people use plastic, but glass is better. If you don't have one, a glass pitcher works well too. Just like this one.
Fill it to the top with water and add 4 of your favorite tea bags. We used 2 raspberry herbal and 2 English breakfast decaf. Then you set in a sunny spot for a few hours. You can see this has already started.
It's best to close the top of the pitcher with plastic wrap to keep bugs out.
This is how it looks done. Just fill a glass with ice and pour. Tasty!

Movie Back on HBO

Channel Surfing this afternoon we stumbled upon the 2008 movie Kit Kitteredge: An American Girl
The main part of Kit was played by Oscar nominated actress, Abigail Breslin.

The movie combines bit of the story lines from the 6 main Kit books. And has an all star cast including actors Chris O'Donnell (NCIS: LA), Stanley Tucci (Devil Wears Prada), Jane Cusak, Max Theirot, Julia Ormond, Jane Krakowski, Wallace Shawn (the Princess Bride), and many more.

It's really a decent representation...if you don't have the books memorized. But that can be said for any movie based on a book.

If you get a chance, check HBO-FE for the playing times or check On Demand. And if you don't have HBO, but do have the DVD...get it out, dust it off, and give it a look.

To learn more about the Kit doll, check out the American Girl under Shop and Play.

More fun stuff tomorrow. Until then...
Best wishes,
Melody & Lanie


  1. We have 2 large pots of tea in the back yard, and love to make mint tea in the summer!

    1. Nice! Sadly, we planted a creeping vinca and its presence reduced our mint crop. The mint is hanging in there, but we don't get as much as we used to.