Tea Time, Story Time #3: Snow Day + Snow Cream Recipe + Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe!

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Garden Tea & Coffee Covent Garden London English Afternoon Tea

I still cannot believe that 2016 treated me so well with the chance to spend 2 1/2 weeks in the beautiful London for fun. I had so much fun and I am glad I could bring some goodies back with me. One of the goodies is this wonderful English Afternoon Tea. When I purchased this tea, I asked the clerk what is the difference between English Breakfast, English Afternoon, and English Evening tea. She told me that it was the intensity of the flavor in the tea. It was around 4:30 PM, so why not make a tea with the word “afternoon” in it?

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This tea is quite bland in taste, unlike English Breakfast, so I put sugar in it. I think that next time, I will put milk in and see if there is a difference. I steeped my tea in my seahorse (any name ideas?) and it is a great addition to my sea collection. I think that, although not my favorite, and is a good introduction to adding a little something. I do think that a stronger tea may entice a non-tea drinker but if you don’t want to go head first, try something like English Afternoon.

Rating: 3.5/5


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I am snowed in! I cannot tell you how much I love snow. I was so happy to wake up at noon today and see that it was still snowing. I will say that I am sad that it is starting to melt but it will be freezing again because it is so cold. My backyard, above, is so beautiful. Sadly, the dog my roommate has ran all through it so it isn’t perfect but I will get what I can take. I am just sad that it didn’t happen a little later. I start college back on Monday and don’t really want to go back just yet since I was sick for half of it.


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Snow cream! My sister made snow cream from the fluffy snow that had landed on my car. Since the ground can be kind of sketchy. Anyway, a recipe for all of my Fleeters who want to have a little fun with the snow without freezing outside. Here are the ingredients to make your own snow cream.

Vanilla extract
Milk
Sugar

Add all of the above as you see fit. My roommate said for every one part snow, do one part of milk, vanilla extract, and sugar.


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Because of the chilly weather and being snowed in, my sister (Nerd Esteem) and I decided to make chicken corn chowder in our crockpot.

2 chicken breasts
1 stick of butter
1 block of cream cheese
4 cups of chicken stock
1 onion
3 red potatoes (2 if they are large)
1 box of rotini pasta (cooked separately from chowder)
1 can of corn
3 tablespoons of minced garlic
salt
pepper
parsley
chives
oregano

Seasonings are to taste but if you can season the chicken, onions, and potatoes before filling in the crock pot with liquids, it would be nice. Set your crockpot for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 on low.

If you make either the snow cream or chicken corn chowder, tag me!

What is the weather like for you right now?

-Tiffany

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