Monday, April 14, 2014

Those Ones

Who would this remind you of?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Milk & Honey Chai

There's something so comforting about a warm cup or mug of tea. I love the way some mugs fit so perfectly into one's hands, and how classical little tea cups sit so primly on their scalloped saucers, daring you to actually use them. Personal brewing teapots are so charming. I do adore my French presses but sometimes tea is the only thing that fits the bill of calming, warm, soothing, and the perfect companion to a book, work, or words.

Healthy choices: always get dairy, especially milk, from a good source. Most dairy operations are filthy, filthy places and as a result the products that come out of milk from such places end up being heavily processed. Milk from a good, clean source (hint words: pastured, grass-fed) is absolutely essential, but if you cannot find such opt for organic nut milks with as short of an ingredient list as possible and free of things you cannot pronounce or find in your pantry.

This is how I like to make spiced black tea, also known as Masala Chai, which literally means "mixed spiced tea" in Hindi. A good friend of mine (you know who you are. Call me.) made this for me one morning, and I've been seriously hooked ever since. Water, milk of the animal or nut kind, honey, and one really good organic black chai is all you need. I usually will use more milk than water, and whole, organic grass-fed milk is my first choice when I can get it.

Masala Chai finds its roots in South Asia, but you can enjoy it from wherever you are. I don't use official measuring instruments when making this. It is tea. You make it as you like.

Milk & Honey Black Chai

Servings: 1

organic milk
1 organic chai teabag (made with black tea)
raw honey

Heat water and milk together until hot. Place teabag in a small personal teapot or a large mug. Pour in heated milk mixture and stir in honey. Brew for 3+ minutes. Drink.

When the weather starts getting really warm, I'll tell you guys how to make this as a tall, icy drink.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Humanity Fails of the Week

I found and rediscovered some epic humanity fails over the course of last week. I’ve saved them for today to (hopefully) cheer you people with the Monday Blues up.

Not sure if the person who came up with this was being sarcastic or just really, really stupid.

Let me give you a visual:

A friend: “Can you help me out here? I’m really depressed. My cat ran away, my better half is not being the better half and I literally just got laid off from work. ”

Your reply and reaction:


Don’t be that person.

A friend sent this to me. I laughed. If I were the sort I would’ve then cried and done a giant face-palm for these creatures that are apparently of my species.

P.S. Please go to creepy places like McDonalds and Taco Bell for artificial meat. Kthanksbye.

I see that bored scientists and the media still adore taking every excuse to launch “studies” on stuff that kids in the fourth grade already know and presenting Captain Obvious “findings” with a sprinkle of “Wait what?” “facts” (usually anecdotal evidence, or not even that) to the public. Sometimes I wonder if they just do this for laughs and behind the self-important seriousness they’re all just drinking tea and coffee together and laughing at the idiots on the Internet who are taking their non-serious seriousness seriously. 

No. Just no. I can't help myself. What's ironic is the fact that "irony" is being misused here to mean "funny coincidence" whereas in reality, irony means "contrary to what you might think". Learn correct word meanings and correct when you actually have a clue so you won’t look like an idiot too. Please. 

And finally, this is all I have to say: