Thursday, January 17, 2008
Apple-Cinnamon Tea Oatmeal
The good news is, we got snow yesterday! I was at the office when those huge, fluffy snowflakes began swirling through the air about 3 p.m. But did I have my camera with me? Nooooo. And the bad news is, it's stopped snowing, the roads are clear, so no Snow Day here. But it was sure fun while it lasted! It's still cold, though, so for a warm and cozy breakfast treat, I tried the Apple-Cinnamon Tea Oatmeal recipe from that "Ultimate Tea Diet" book I got recently.
I don't know if you have any of that fine, almost powdery tea, but I do. A friend gave me a tin of tea that actually tastes fine, but I don't like the consistency, since it looks like coffee grounds. This recipe includes three pinches of dry tea, so I was happy to have an excuse to use this London Cuppa tea. The recipe calls for a bowl of prepared oatmeal, the three pinches of tea, 1 tablespoon of almonds (I had walnuts already chopped), 1/4 cup chopped apple (I used Granny Smith) and cinnamon (just a sprinkle). The tart apples were a nice pairing with the oatmeal, nuts and cinnamon, so I'll be making this quick and easy dish again.
And guess what? I bought the "Ultimate Tea Diet" last week, but yesterday at work I received a review copy of this very book in the mail. Want it? The first person to post a comment today can have it. After you post, just be sure to send me your snail mail address using the link at right.