Adventures in Cooking: Hawaiian-ish Fried Rice

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Adventures in Cooking

In recent months, one side of Mister Tea’s family has started a new tradition.  We attempt a family dinner once a week, usually on Saturday. For the first weeks this was going on, I could not attend, because puppy training class and the way I had to operate to actually Continue Reading →

Intro to Adventures in Cooking

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Adventures in Cooking

It’s weird how one event can turn into an idea for a blog post, and then, as you start to really think it through, balloons out into a series. This all started with a rotisserie chicken. As I started figuring out what I wanted to say about what Mister Tea Continue Reading →

Spindle’s Bite (Organic Black Chile Rose Tea)

As has been stated prior, sometimes new tea happens somewhat randomly here. The day the first test blend of this was created had been a pretty bad one for me. By the time Mister Tea got home I could barely form words, the pain was so bad.  I certainly had Continue Reading →

Betsy’s Best (Organic Cinnamon Cocoa)

We’d known we wanted a cinnamon cocoa from the moment we realized we could make cocoas. Given our experiences with trying ground whole herb for our ‘Wicked Cocoa‘ we initially shied away from using cinnamon powder. Thought it might make the end result a bit chewy. Eventually we realized that Continue Reading →

Love, Brew Love (Organic Cinnamon Orange Rosehip Lemongrass Herbal Tea)

This tea is another first for us. Mister Tea made the first test batch.  This is his first tasty tea creation. I’d had a truly terrible day.  The sort of day that is made of so much pain and angst and misery that there’s not enough processing left for anything Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness as a Caregiver: Don’t Burn the Whole Candle

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Heavy Content

  Being a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness sucks. There, I said it. Watching someone you know and love live in constant pain, or watching them slip away from themselves and who they’ve always been is a battle in and of itself. Nothing can prepare you for watching Continue Reading →

Desert Sage Natural Spring 2018 Giveaway

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

  If you are familiar with Desert Sage Natural and our work, you are aware that I create a lot of teas. Possibly too many teas. At least when considered from a storage perspective. For each new blend, we create a loose tea sample, a teabag sample, a single teabag, Continue Reading →

Embers (Organic Russian Caravan Vanilla Chai)

‘Embers’ was a first for me. Not our first chai, we’ve created quite a few of those, due to my semi-fixation on the spice set involved. This was, however, the first time Mister Tea had actively sought a chai for himself. It began, as many of our teas do, with Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Lacking a Manual (Part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Heavy Content

Chronic illness is hard. Strangely enough, that is actually something that needs to be said. In the first world we are trained to expect answers.  Honestly, I think that this training is part of why chronic illness is so hard to deal with – both by the people living with Continue Reading →