Tea Time

Summer 2016 is upon us already. Have you taken some quality time for   yourself or with your love ones lately? “Life is short.” That is such a cliché but yet it is so true. Everything can change from one moment to the next while you are immersed in your own reality. Enjoy the moment as much as you can where ever you are.Fun_Facts_Main_Frog

Do you notice the slight breeze brushing against your face while you open the car door to walk toward the front door of your house? Do you hear the crickets chirping or the frogs croaking in the bushes nearby? Do you smell the fragrant from the flowers in your front yard or your neighbor’s yard? What does the grass feels like against your bare feet? Those are some simple experiences in life that reminds us of our amazing senses. Enjoy the moment by activating your senses.

We often are so busy rushing to one place to another that we forget to allow ourselves to feel and experience the environment around us. I am as guilty as the next person. Join Pho Queen for tea and a banh-bao-trongdemonstration of how to make Vietnamese Steamed Buns or “Bánh Bao”. Savior the moment with her in tasting the delicious Vietnamese pastry on May 8, 2016 at the Maitland Library at 3pm.
Please RSVP to 407-647-7700. There are multiple demonstrations in the month of May. Check for more demos at https://phoqueencooking.com/demo/.

Do you enjoy drinking tea? How about an herbal tea called “Turmeric Tea” that is chuck full of health benefits? Have you heard of turmeric? Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It has been used as anti-inflammatory in botumericth Chinese and Indian medicines. Turmeric has a peppery, warm, and bitter flavor. It is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry.

Here’s are a few articles that share different benefits from turmeric and a recipe on how to make “Turmeric Tea”:
• http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78
• http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662
• http://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/tea-time-with-turmeric/

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