Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin, Cranberry, Cinnamon and Cloves

Right now I could be singing It's the Most Wonderful Time of The Year! Not because it is getting close to Christmas, but because it is October and there is a nip in the air. This is when I love to get in the kitchen and whip up something. In fact, I have some chili doing its thing in the crock-pot as I write.

Today I thought I would share on of my most favorite fall/winter recipes with you. If you are a fan of spiced tea, you should love this.


Russian Tea

1 and 1/2 cups sugar                                   
2 teaspoons whole cloves
3 tablespoons lemon juice                         
2 sticks cinnamon
12oz can frozen orange juice                    
4 regular sized tea bags
1 cup pineapple juice                               
4 cups water

Boil water with cloves and cinnamon for 4 or 5 minutes. Put tea bags in for in for 4 minutes. Pour over sugar. Add all other ingredients and enough water to make one gallon. Serve hot.

I have made this many times over the years but only in the fall and at Christmas. The one suggestion I have is to either get a large mesh tea ball or some cheese cloth to put the cloves and cinnamon in for easy removal. Other wise you will be trying to fish them out with a strainer. Been there, done that.

I hope you guys give it a try and enjoy it as much as I do.

Light and love to all.  Cheers!