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One of the best things I’ve learned to make from scratch is ginger tea.   We tend to drink a lot of it from fall to spring when the weather gets all wonky and cold or when we’re feeling under the weather.  We usually drink this tea about three times a week.  It helps keep our immune systems running more efficiently.

I take about a 2″ knob of fresh ginger (well ok, its more like 4″) and slice it very thin then simmer it in about 3c-4c water for at least 30 mins or longer.  The longer you simmer, the more concentrated & powerful it becomes. Oh – spicy too.     At this point, if you’re a masochist brave enough to drink it straight up – more power to you.  Though I love it super spicy, I’ll admit that even *I* need to add honey to help tone it down.  To be even more crazy, I’ll add a wedge of citrus – take your pick: lemon, lime or orange.  I know – bonkers huh?

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During the walk to the car park after lunching with my girlfriend at Burger Bar the other day, we were in awe at how many cute lil coffee shops & bakeries there were along the way tormenting us.

After passing three or more bakeries we gave in and stopped at Miss Cora’s Kitchen. It’s a cute lil bake shop/sandwich place that not only serves sinfully delicious treats but gluten free & vegan options as well. Quite impressive for such a lil shop if you ask me!

I’m totally going back to try one of their buttertarts which they were sold out.

Instead, I settled for a ginger-molasses cookie for myself and a peanut-peanut butter brownie bar for my husband.

They did not disappoint. 🙂

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(Visit their website: http://www.misscoraskitchen.com/)

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