Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Case of Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte

Eat your heart out Starbucks!

Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte

1 tbsp honey
1 cup 2% milk
1 vanilla rooibos tea bag

Pour the honey into the bottom of a small teapot. Gradually stir in the milk to blend. Nuke in microwave on high for approximately 1 minute, 45 seconds. Drop in the vanilla rooibos tea bag and let steep for 3 minutes. Dunk the tea bag a few times to dispense its flavour, take the tea bag out, then pour your latte. Serves 1.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#39 The Case of Yogurt and Honey Ranch Salad Dressing and Dip

How to make a traditional tossed salad your own? Use the freshest greens, the crispest cucumbers, the most succulent tomatoes, and MAKE YOUR OWN DRESSING!

Yogurt and Honey Ranch Salad Dressing and Dip

1/2 cup 2% yogurt
70g (about 1/2 cup) feta, chopped
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Blend together all the ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 3.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

#37 The Case of Dying for Chocolate

Mysteries and chocolate brought us together—Janet Rudolph and me. Janet writes the wonderful blog Dying for Chocolate. Plus Mystery Fanfare and Team Building Talk, both of which you can link to from Dying for Chocolate.

Janet and I also have running businesses in common. Her business is Murder on the Menu, an interactive mystery event planning company, and it's division TeamBuilding Unlimited, where she and partner Frank Price create Chocolate Scavenger Hunts...Chocolate Tastings...and so much more.

She's been a judge at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon and the Tasty Awards. She's the director of Mystery Readers International, edits the Mystery Readers Journal, facilitates a weekly mystery book group, hosts literary salons with mystery authors, has been a committee member for numerous mystery conventions, and has a Ph.D. in religious mystery fiction...

You can imagine how thrilled I was when Janet invited me to guest blog. And's a privilege and an honour for me to forward you, treasured reader, to, there to discover a world of chocolate, and my guest post featuring French Chocolate Hazelnut Toast, pictured above.