Cardamom Chai

Serves 4

2 1/4 cups water
3 cardamom pod, whole, split
1/4 inch fresh ginger
2 cup milk
4 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoon strong black tea

Add cardamom, ginger, water and bring to a boil.
Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar
to the pan and bring to a boil again. Add tea and bring to a boil again.
Strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups and


Soothing Ginger Tea


Photo: Nina Simonds

To make a cup of ginger tea, put 6 slices of smashed fresh ginger about the size of a quarter in a mug.

Add boiling water, cover with a saucer, and let steep 3 minutes.

Myra Goodman’s Blueberry Lemon Smoothies

Earthbound Farm's Food to Live By

“Lemon sorbet and lemonade perk up the flavors of this refreshing and thirst-quenching blueberry smoothie. It’s equally delicious made with lime sorbet and limeade instead.”

1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
3/4 cup nonfat milk or soy milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
2 tablespoons undiluted frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup lemon sorbet or sherbet
1/2 cup nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt

Place the blueberries, milk, and ice in a blender and process until smooth. Add the lemonade, sorbet, and frozen yogurt and process until smooth. Pour the smoothies into two large glasses and serve immediately.

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