This morning, I went to do some shopping for cooking dinner tonight and did not have my camera with me. In the mall there was a great collection of local artists, crafts people, food makers, etc. and so I had to immediately head home and come back with my camera! The photo above is the ingredients of a wonderful tea I sampled, and then purchased a "starter" set to make at home. Now one might think that being a resident of the Sunshine Coast and a purchaser of beverages at Starbucks from time to time, I might have experienced Chai tea before. Well, never. And, enjoying the sample, I spoke with the creator of this recipe, Annie, and learned a lot about the history of Chai and how it came to be that she produces this recipe. I'm looking forward to trying it out at home.
I also visited the booth of a parent who I met while I was a school principal. I see her goodies at a number of markets and she makes wonderful dips and biscotti and jellies. Always a treat to try out her samples and enjoy her products.