This sweet tea chicken was pretty much meant to be, given that I live with the Southern husband and all. Fried green tomatoes, creamy grits of all kinds and fried okra are just a few of the delicacies that came into my life when I married him, and of course along with those came the elixir of the South known as sweet tea. Iced tea anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line means sweet tea…perfectly brewed tea laced with sugar and often with a generous squeeze of lemon. And one day I thought what a perfect marinade that would make for summery grilled chicken, especially if the tea was laced with some pepper and rosemary to keep things interesting. Sure enough, it made for a tender, slightly sweet, slightly spicy plate of chicken deliciousness. Let’s make it!
I do love a nice warm sweet cup of tea! I’ve never been a coffee drinker (even though I wish I could like the stuff, because it’s a lot easier to get at. Ever tried to get a hot cup of tea on an airplane? Unless you are going to London, you are pretty much relegated to lukewarm weak tea after all the coffee drinkers are served. Sigh.) So I am always on the lookout for new and interesting tea recipes, and I’m loving this sweet and soothing apple lemon version that is, as the saying goes, both good and good for you. Here’s one of the more recent reasons why I’ve been enjoying lots of tea lately.
Every once in a while, the Southern husband goes where very few men have gone before him. He takes me to one of my favorite little spots, an adorable little tea house nearby that serves a real, honest to goodness English cream tea. Cream tea, for those of you who haven’t experienced the happiness ofRead More & Get the Recipe
Fresh mint tea is one of the ways I know that yes, spring is here for sure. Because out of all my brave herbs out there in my kitchen barrel gardens, the mint is always the first one to leaf out, and just like that, winter is gone and summer is just around the corner.Read More & Get the Recipe
Last year, right before Christmas, I came home one day to see this intriguing box outside my front door. The great folks at Tassimo had sent me this this fabulous little number. It makes cappuchino, hot chocolate, chai tea latte…oh and also coffee and tea. You get all this hot beverage stuff done via theseRead More & Get the Recipe
This one is going to be short and sweet, but I needed to get this up here before summer starts in earnest, because everyone needs to have a good, dependable iced tea recipe in their back pocket. Now, I am a big fan of something called the Arnold Palmer, which is basically a mixture ofRead More & Get the Recipe