I learned a long time ago
that if you can’t get what you want
sometimes you just have to figure out a “work around”
i once wanted to have my own flower shop
instead i grew roses and brought sweet bouquets into my home
i wanted to run a bed and breakfast
so instead i began to bake
and i began to decorate..
soon my home felt as lovely to me as any
bed and breakfast i might want to visit..
with those crisp white linens tucked into a soft bed
piled deep with pillows to rest my head
and there are those times
you want to last forever..
times and places
where only memories are left to cherish..
and so i try to keep most of my days the same,
drink the same coffee from the same mug,
meditate in the morning light by the same window where i always sit
while Pachelbel’s Canon softly plays,
i dance the same dance and
share fudgsicles and walks at dusk with Bella
it’s not the same, I know..
it can’t be the same without that familiar accompanying voice,
but observing some of these same
instills such an enduring place in
for those memories
this cool beverage was made for me most nights
so i can’t claim it as my own recipe..
but one that most certainly deserves a place in Just a Smidgen’s heart
such a simple concoction of freshly squeezed citrus, chamomile tea, ice and stevia
and pungent leaves of
..it tastes like a little bit of heaven on a warm summer’s eve
- 1 chamomile tea sachet
- 1/2 fresh lemon
- 1- 1.5 fresh small limes
- 3 small stevia packets, or drops to taste
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- Place the chamomile tea bag into a large tumbler or oversized mug. I tear off the string and leave the tea bag in the cup.
- Pour 1/3 full with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes.
- While steeping, squeeze the lemon and lime juice into your cup.
- Stir in stevia.
- Fill the cup with ice and top with water.
- Stir well and taste, adjust for sweetness.
- Tear and top with fresh mint.
- Sip and top with more ice if your drink is still a bit warm.