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Dandelion Greens-Greek Style!

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

As a Greek immigrant child in New York City, it was quite common to go 
to the park with your parents. Now you may think that this was common for most children in New York City. Well, the difference for us Greek immigrant children was that our parents had a knife and a plastic bag at all times. This was to search and seize the dandelion greens growing in the grass. We all hoped that our American friends did not spot us during this Greek tradition in the New York City parks. At that time, dandelion greens were only seen as a weed, not a green sold at your local super market or farmers’ market.

Ever since my childhood, I love my dandelion greens. They remind me of the Greek spirit in our neighborhood and home. Luckily, we know that they are also really good for you.

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Here is how I prepare them:

Boil water with a pinch of salt.

Add greens.

 Boil for 10-15 minutes.

Strain.

Add olive oil to your liking and top off with FETA!!

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

With some good bread, this is a healthy meal.

Recipe Courtesy of Olga Tsoudis – Downtown Phoenix Resident

This lovely story and note was shared as an email correspondence with Maya Dailey of Maya’s Farm 

To which Maya replied: 

 Olga thanks so much for sharing this it brings chills to my body and 
 joy to my heart. Such traditions are very important to save. All 
 cultures have them and with care and respect we can acknowledge them 
 and save them. This is the very essence of the Slow Food movement! 
 Honoring cultural food traditions is sacred and necessary.
Blessings,
Maya

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Farm to Table with Maya’s Farm

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Breakfast on the Farm with Maya Dailey

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The Freshest, Local, Organic Produce is Easier than Ever to Prepare!

Saute chopped Scallions in Oil in a pan

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Chop Radishes,

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Baby Carrots,

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Add Heat & Stir

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Add Chard,

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Garlic & a little bit of coarse Sea Salt

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Add some Farm Fresh Eggs

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Serve with Fresh Toast, Salsa & Butter

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The Perfect Farm to Table Breakfast

Share & Prepare with Your Friends and Family!

Maya’s CSA is a Great to Start Having Fun Cooking & Creating Unique Locally Inspired Food Dishes!

Enjoy!

We were thrilled to be a part of Maya’s Sunday Market & Events (come by Maya’s Farm to see the bounty of Phoenix in Winter), she even made us a farm to table breakfast!  It was so fun, inspiring & delicious we had to share it – we look forward to posting more seasonal local recipes & pairings with tea!

Sign Up for a Maya’s Farm CSA Share at www.mayasfarm.com we are so glad we did – it is changing or food habits, health and lifestyle for the better!

Many Blessings to Everyone!

We have found a Great Article about Buying Tips for Tea Lovers:

and summarized a few points below –

Please Keep these Tips in Mind When Buying or Gifting the Perfect Tea – Article originally published by FoodBabe

The Perfect Cup of Tea

“…When Brewing and Picking Out the Safest Tea Remember These Tips:

1. Choose an Organic & Non-GMO certified brand of tea...

2. Check the ingredient list on the back of the tea package to make sure there are no added flavors, GMO ingredients like soy lecithin and corn starch added to the tea leaves.

3. Make sure the brand you buy uses a safe form of packaging material or buy loose tea and use a stainless steel or glass tea strainer.  Have the company verify that the bags do not contain epichlorophydrin, and avoid plastic tea bags all together…

4. The majority of restaurants use some of the most pesticide ridden tea and brands that have harmful packaging…Don’t fall victim to this.  Bring your own tea when eating out or going to restaurants and ask for a pot or cup of boiling water (remember to leave a good tip if you do this)….If you drink iced tea, brew your own at home and carry an insulated water bottle with you.

5. Remember these temps and times for brewing the perfect cup of tea:

    How To Brew The Perfect Cup of Tea:

Type of Tea                     Temperature                            Steeping Time

Black or Pu-erh Teas      212F or 100C (boiling water)       3-5 minutes

White or Green Teas       170-185F or 76-85C                    2-3 minutes

Oolong Teas                    185-210F or 85-98C                    4-7 minutes

Herbal Teas                     212F or 100C (boiling water)       5 minutes or longer…

If you know someone who loves to drink tea,

please share this post with them.”

To check out the original article by FoodBabe click here.

Wisdom Nectar Tea is Proud to Create All Organic, Hand Blended, Loose Leaf Herbal Teas

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Share Tea, Be Happy!

Share Tea, Be Happy!

“Plant Your Seeds.  Protect Your Gardens.  Protect Your Whole Body.”

Today the little one in our lives shared a little insight.

We were creating a flyer.  I asked her, “What would you like to tell people?”

She said: “Plant your seeds, Protect your gardens, Protect your whole body.”

She paused for a moment… and asked me, “Did you write all that down?”

I smiled and said, “Yes.”

The Phoenix of Wisdom

“To have  Wisdom  you must pass through the fire of Ignorance.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi

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Cool tea – Hot days.  Hot Tea – Rainy days.  

Puzzles are always Fun!

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Today, we brewed so fresh herbal tea –

Hydrating Flower Power Tea 

to weather the weather 😉

In Arizona, we often find ourselves inside from the heat on summer days.

What do you do for summer fun?  

How do you stay cool and hydrated?

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The kettle has just boiled, the cups are set, come and sit with us – it’s time to take a break.  🙂

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Refresh, Rejoice and Rebalance 🙂

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From wild harvesting herbal journeys, tea parties, and preparations we look forward to many loving sips and cups of tea with you!

Sip Tea often, Share with Others, Be Happy! 🙂

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