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Banana Nut Pancakes from A Quarter To Tea. . . .

I love banana nut anything. I actually just made banana nut muffins a few weeks ago and they were delectable. Thanks, Martha Stewart. One of my favorite teas from DAVIDsTEA is their Banana Nut Bread fruit infusion. But, because it is an infusion, its caffeine free. This is fine for evenings, but I need caffeine during the day. When I saw that A Quarter to Tea had a caffeinated banana nut flavored black tea, I was so excited and ordered a few samples right away. Every tea I have tried from this company thus far has been a complete dream. Read More

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Bourbon from Dammann Freres. . . . .

Growing up my stepfather would often have a nightcap. A hard drink on ice to relax just before bed. Sometimes it was Rye, sometimes it was Whiskey, sometimes it was Scotch, and on the odd occasion it was Bourbon. On one such occasion, he poured his drink and left it on his nightstand while he went to make a quick nighttime snack. That is when my 10-year-old me wandered into the bedroom where my mom sat on the bed. I went to my stepdad’s side and climbed in. Then, I looked at the drink then at my mom, back to Read More

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Spiced Rum Raisin and Maple Cream from A Quarter to Tea. . . . .

Licorice root. Star Anise. Fennel. All ingredients that those who hate licorice fear. They often take over and drown out all other ingredients. I am happy to report, for all licorice haters out there, that is not the case here! Spice and raisin are the shining stars here. Just a hint muscatel to bridge the raisin and rum notes together. Dry but sweet and it pairs nicely with the lingering maple. Mulling spices warm everything up. Alas, there is no cream to be found. The base is a little more brisk than I would like but it connects to the Read More