Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Dandechino & Merry Xmas To All & A Happy New Year Of Course

Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.  I am looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy the company of my loved ones and those very special little people who make xmas so magical again.  Xmas always inspires my inner creative soul to explode and we have loved wrapping and creating some little extra  pieces around the house whilst sipping on my newest thing - the dandechino.

Have you heard of dandelion root tea?  This herbal infusion can be bought from most health food stores and is made from roasted dandelion root.  Crazy thing is it has a very similar appearance and taste to coffee.  You see a good cup of coffee is my one vice in life.  It became so after I had children.  Stuck at home day in day out I felt like going out for a coffee made me feel like a part of the world that existed beyond the perimeter of my house and and unfortunately it has now become a pure habit.  I have known about dandelion root tea for a while now however just hadn't bothered to try but I know that caffeine wreaks havoc on my blood sugar levels and as a sufferer of PCOS this is not helpful at all.  So with an
indulgent couple of days ahead this little fella is going to be by my side.  Who knows I may even convert some family members.   I can only try right!!  You can find out loads more about dandelion root tea here and also find some lovely variations here that I am certainly going to try when I stop cooking for xmas but essentially all you need to make a dandechino is:

1) brew some dandelion tea*,
2) froth your choice of milk
3) add a sprinkle of  unsweetened  chocolate powder and voila!!!

* Roasted dandelion filters bags can be purchased from most health food stores.  A word of advice - read the label to ensure there isn't any preservative or added flavours and check they haven't been genetically modified as well.

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  1. I love dandelion tea! Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

  2. I too drink coffee but have moved it down to about 1 cup a day. Its mostly coffee milk but I've always wanted to be a tea drinker. I'll keep an eye out for this tea and try it out!

  3. I have yet to try dandelion tea, but would love to give it a try, especially because you've made it so beautiful looking. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Anonymous27/12/11

    Merry Xmas and a great 2012!

  5. I adore this tea and yours looks especially festive! Hope that you and the family had a wonderful break.

  6. Okay Sherilyn, I will admit it, I didn't believe you. I have also honed my (serious - i am from Melbourne)coffee drinking habit since having children and have found it terribly difficult to budge. I had heard of Dandelion Root Tea but had never given it a go, until you inspired me...and guess what? It was good! I made it in the form of a soy cappucino - it was very nice. I am surprised, and pleased and promise NEVER to doubt you again x


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