Iced Strawberry Lemon Green Tea Recipe

Iced Strawberry Lemon Green Tea Recipe

I really wanted something refeshing and tasty to drink in my studio today. I have been addicted to the Passionfruit Iced Tea from Starbucks at work lately– this is my weekend take on it! It’s pretty darn good actually.

Directions: Boil 6 cups of water in the kettle.
Steep Green Tea in boiling water for 5 minutes.
Pour water (and tea bag) into a heat safe container.
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into water
Sprinkle a little organic sugar in.
Put 5 ice cubes in.
Put in Fridge for 20 minutes or so.
Take out and add more ice cubes to your liking
Cut up a few strawberries and plop in
squeeze 1/2 of lemon in the tea.
Put in a nice glass, and enjoy!

Banana Pancakes

It’s nice to have an extra day off. It feels like a bonus. I don’t normally make time to make nice breakfasts… but today I did. The morning spring sun was coming in the kitchen windows while I was cooking… happiness.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon organic sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups skim milk
4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
2 ripe bananas, sliced (can be frozen and thawed)


In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients until the egg is broken up.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and add the sliced bananas. Gently stir until you stop seeing flour. Be careful not to overmix, that will make the batter tough. Leave a few lumps for tender pancakes.

Place your a large non-stick pan over a medium-high flame and let the surface get hot. It’s hot enough when you sprinkle a few droplets of water over the surface and they evaporate.
Butter the pan. This will keep the pancakes from sticking.

For each pancake, gently pour 1/2 cup of batter into the pan, using a ladle or a measuring cup. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter into a circle.
Bubbles will form in the batter. When they begin to pop, the pancakes are ready to be flipped. Turn over gently with the spatula and cook for about one minute on the flip side.

Level of Difficulty:

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cooking Time:
20 minutes

Adapted From:

After the grease fire.


Dinner was very very tasty. I love cooking with my man.

Tip: It’s good to know that in the event of a grease fire…(we were boiling a pot of oil for Martha Stewart style onion rings…) …he thinks that the reasonable solution to the
fire would be to carry the fire filled pot outside. Not the case! I had enough sense to convince him that the best thing to do is cover the pot and get out of the kitchen!
We opened all the windows in the house and three baking soda and salt on it…

So we survived. But we need to get a fire extinguisher!
Dinner was tasty is the end.

Mushroom beef burger with “pan fried onion rings” and jalapeño poppers.

We live to cook another day.