2. A big winter storm this week has left us buried in fluffy snow and made the roads very icy and slippery. After 2 days of driving in it, I'm safely cocooned at home today - drinking lovely homemade chai tea and sewing Christmas treats. I am happy!
3. I poked around online a bit today and ordered a few things for Christmas :)
4. A few weeks ago I went to an East Indian grocery store in the city to buy some whole spices for making a chai tea concentrate. I nearly called my friend to come over and read the words on the bags - everything was in Punjabi! Eventually I found the spice wall and by looking at the shapes of the whole spices, I was able to identify what I needed. Heather gave me this chai tea recipe and this morning I actually made a batch. It was wonderful!! The fresh orange zest comes through beautifully and using half milk was still too strong so I did a 1/3 tea, 2/3 milk ratio. I'm so happy to have my very own recipe for my favourite hot beverage! Thanks so much, Lindsay Jewell!
5. Photo of the week:
after 2.5 days of winter storming
outside our patio just after 4 pm
(see the sun going down already?!)