A rare (for me) hour:
- a cup of Chai Tea
- a book at hand
- glancing up now and then to see – the fountain at Central Park; sheriffs’ cars pulling up to the courthouse – ready to conduct their daily business; a friend on her Daily Walk a few times around the park; a kitty cat meandering here and there; folks coming in and out of ChiroJava (always with a cheery greeting); a wave to a couple in my Sharers Sunday School Class as they get into their car in front of the cafe —
- A feeling of satisfaction ( I do love Seguin!)
a pleasant way to start a day
1-1/2 cups water
1 inch stick of cinnamon
8 cardamom ( also spelled cardamon) pods
8 whole cloves
2/3 cup milk
6 tsp. sugar (or to taste)
3 teaspoons any unperfumed loose black tea
Put 1-1/2 cups water in saucepan. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves and bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the milk and sugar and bring to a simmer again. Throw in the tea leaves, cover, and turn ff the heat. After 2 minutes, strain the tea into two cups and serve immediately.
from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking, Barron’s, New York, p. 196 (1983).
Posted on June 30, 2009, in recipes, Restaurants, Seguin, Texas and tagged books, Central Park, Chai Tea, ChiroJava, Courthouse, early morning, fiction, non fiction, people watching, photographs, reading, Seguin, Texas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.