Simple Summer, Simple Tea

Posted by Lindsay Kluge on Sunday, August 1, 2021

Summer becomes full so fast. The garden now feels endlessly generous and more than I can receive on any day. Pesto is on everything this summer, and tomatoes…everywhere gorgeous pops of red. I’ve been keeping things intentionally very simple this season. Keeping my teas to two herbs or less. Keeping my daily schedule as light as possible. Keeping my recipes down to beans, veggies from the garden, greens and fruit cobblers. Keeping time down by the river as bookends to my day. I find that summer is a great time to unplug the internet when work is done and the weekends stretch out. Tending space, harvesting, watching the sun come up and the fireflies come out are treasures of daily existence. Like sunkissed cherry tomatoes first thing in the morning.

Kitchari with fennel, ginger, cumin, turmeric & chard.

Thistle, covered with bees and pollinators.

A new garden shed mural 🙂

Making corners of the house inviting book nooks with squishy linen Bloomist pillows.

Every week, fresh flowers from the garden and new vase arrangements. Perpetually practicing flower art.

And a simple summer tea recipe with hibiscus + rosehips

Simple Summer Tea

  • Hibiscus flowers
  • Rosehips
Add equal parts hibiscus and rosehips to your tea vessel and cover with 8-10 ounces of warm water. I use a generous teaspoon of each herb. Let steep for 8 minutes, strain into your favorite mug, then add additional warm water over the herbs for a second, equally delicious steep. Optional: Add 1 teaspoon raw honey to sweeten.

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