I bought 2 pumpkins last week for cooking..I heard Martha Stewart say you need sugar pumpkins for cooking/baking..Well I don’t know if these were, but they were medium size about 4 lbs..In a bin at the super market marked great for pies..
I saw a video on you tube to cut them open and bake, but I didn’t have time..
so I cut the top off..scooped out the seeds..saved them for later..
I decided to boil the rest of the pumpkin in a large pot of boiling water..
Once soft and a bit cooler..you can pull the skin off and just cut the left over pumpkin..
Then I take some pieces and put it in a tea carafe ..it has a mesh container..I put the pumpkin pieces..cinnamon..some black tea from a tea bag(cut open the bag and pour into container) a little crushed black pepper..let sit in boiling water..for about 10 mins..
I added some milk and some sugar..you can make it healthier adding almond milk and any sweetener you want..
Pumpkin Spice Tea
1 Medium Pumpkin
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Black pepper
2 Black tea bags
Add to prepared tea
Some milk to taste or almond milk
Sugar to taste or other sweetener
Wash off any dirt on the pumpkin
Boil a big pot of water..
Cut the top off of the pumpkin ..
Scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff..
Leave lid off of the pumpkin and boil..
I let it boil for about 10 -20 mins then turn over to boil the rest (if you don’t have a pot large enough to boil the entire thing)
Or if you have an electric knife you can chop up the entire pumpkin into pieces and boil ..check for softness..I used a knife and spoon to turn it over..please be careful ..
When done..I let it cool a bit..the skin will come right off..
cut into small pieces..put into separate container..
Take a few pieces and put into mesh container or tea ball or you can use a tea strainer..
Add the spices..tea(cut the tea bags open and pour out the tea)
Let steep for 10 mins..
Add milk..sugar to taste or almond milk and honey..
Breast cancer awareness should be every month..not just October..I have several items on my Etsy site for breast cancer awareness.,some of the proceeds from all of these items will be donated to http://www.lbbc.org/
I finally feel better after 2 weeks of having a bad cold that triggered my asthma up until a few days ago..Thankfully, I saw the oncologist on Tuesday and they prescribed an inhaler and steroid..I feel so much better..This virus was worse than any symptoms I had from the cancer..Being sick really makes me appreciate feeling better..Even the cancer has taught me to feel greatful for the road I have gone down..luckily I didn’t do surgery..chemo or radiation and hope I don’t need to,,I feel pretty good except for the 2 weeks I was very ill and couldn’t catch my breath,,couldn’t sleep,,lost my balance.
.I have learned to do those things that bring me joy..whether its having a piece of cheese cake once in awhile..taking a walk..writing,,crafting..reaching out to others and sharing my experience..Because of my cancer I have gotten back into crafting and I am creating a lot of items to bring awareness to breast cancer and will donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer charities ..I would love to volunteer or start a support group for those that didn’t have surgery..chemo or radiation..It’s such a personal illness..there is no wrong or right way..you have to do what’s best for you..
Yes October is Breast Cancer Awareness month,,But for me every day since November 15th 2012 has been breast cancer awareness day! So if you feel led to help a real person who has a message and wants to help other women..Please share and help support my Etsy store..I started a collection of breast cancer awareness crafts..I will donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer charities ❤