Thursday, June 14, 2012

Home Sweet Home #71

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I made yet another version of the fruit flavored tea.  I made this tea with strawberries and apples.  My taste testers like each new version of this tea more than the last version I have made.  So, it was a hit.  I have made blackberry tea and real peach tea.  Click on the links to get the recipes.

4 cups of hot black tea (I used 2 Luzianne decaffeinated Family tea bags)
1 cup of strawberries sliced 
1 cup (or about 1-2 small)  apples peeled and sliced
honey to taste or 3/4 cup of sugar
  • In a medium pot combine the hot tea with the strawberries and apples and simmer for 10 minutes. Getting the fruit soft brings out the most juice and flavor.
  • With the back of a wooden spoon, crush the fruit in the tea and then pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher.  I crushed mine again in the strainer.
  • I did use coffee filters to strain out the strawberry seeds, which go through the strainer.
  • Add honey to taste or use 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • I then pour this warm tea over a half of pitcher of ice.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours and serve.
Yield: 4-5 servings

I have been on a no processed food spell for awhile now.  My whole family doesn't comply but, it is nice to make tea with fresh fruit instead of chemicals for them.

Now I would like to highlight some of the posts that caught my eye last week at Home Sweet Home.
Mary Alice at Chateau Chic showed off her lovely dining room.

Laurie at Heaven's Walk created a gorgeous French Market Basket.

 Debra at Common Ground showed her beautiful new dining room slipcovers.

Denise at Pink Postcard also showed off her pretty new linen slipcovers.

Annika and Sussi at Precious Sister made their own DIY chalkboard clock out of a pot lid!  How cute is this!

Miss Kitty at Miss Kopy Kat made her own faux Italian chandelier.

So, much talent in all of you ladies!  Thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!   It is wonderful to have you here! 
I will join these ladies today:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home and Garden Thursday  at A Delightsome Life 
Creative Things Thursday  at The Vintage Farmhouse
Say G'day Saturday  at Natasha in Oz
Redoux Interiors Link Party 

  Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  
Link up anything in your home or garden.  I love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


allisamazing said...

Your fruit tea looks delicious! Thanks for hosting!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous features Sherry - I am thirsting for your tea right now - I have been in and out of doors and the Southern Heat is BAAAACK! I'll give this a try!

I do appreciate your friendship, sharing and hosting! I hope you have a blessed weekend,

Diann said...

Oh, I am such a huge iced tea fan and I love to play around with different flavors. I will try this combo! It looks so refreshing. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

The fruit flavored tea looks so yummy for summer and I love how you took the picture with the beautiful rose on the chair. Thanks for the recipe and for hosting. Have a lovely day!hugs,Poppy

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks delicious and refreshing! Wish I had a glass of that tea to go with my homemade GF pizza right now!


Wow, while I was at my daughter's, in Guayaquil Ecuador; the weather there is 90 degrees with this tea is reminding me of that heat, lol..just perfect for summer. Loved the features, specially the two dining rooms. Thanks for hosting and having me.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Thank you for the delicious recipe! I "WILL" be making it this afternoon! YUM!!!
Your picture is SO Beautiful!
Thank you for inviting us in every week.
Big Hugs,

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your fruit tea sounds so refreshing. Perfect for warm weather. Sherry, thanks so much for hosting every week. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! Your tea looks delicious and makes my mouth water. It's HOT here! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

Lady of the Woods said...

Hi Sherry, this tea sounds yum O and I'm glad you're getting away from processed chemicals, wouldn't even call them foods. I've linked up, and thank you for visiting me and commenting and hosting ! how fun is this. :D

Unknown said...

I can smell G'ma Maggie's black tea steeping ... oh, the aroma. Never thought of fresh fruit, give it a try.
Have a lovely day ~

Karen Lakis said...

I am definitely trying this tea recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I'm going to whip up some of that tea and head out to my patio to enjoy!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Your tea recipe looks delicious! I love all your features, everyone is so creative. Thanks for having a fun party and I want to thank you for all your wonderful comments you have left on my blogs...You're so sweet! Have a great weekend.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting each week!...hugs...Debbie

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful blog and sharing your time with us by providing the link party and features each week. It's so much fun and so inspiring.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Sherry, Your tea recipe sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it. Yeah for getting away from processed foods!! Thank you so much for hosting this link party. I'm so glad to have found your blog recently and now to join in on your link party. Have a great day. ~ Jamie

Gail said...

Great features this week Sherry and thanks for hosting.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your tea looks so good! I like the idea of making iced tea with fresh fruit. Your features this week are fabulous! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.


Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Sherry - thank you so much for including my French market baskets in your features! You are so sweet! Thanks, too, for hosting another great party so full of inspiration! :)

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Oh your tea sound yummy! I make a tea called Kombucha tea and use green tea plus different herbal flavored teas. It is a fizzy kind of tea and is good for you too!

Susan Freeman said...

Thanks for the flavored tea recipe. It looks delish for summer. Oh, who am I kidding? I love flavored teas all year round. Thanks for the party too!!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

...aahhhh! ice tea and summertime!!
yes please:)
i'd like a nice tall glass of 1/2 ice tea and 1/2 lemonade
(or an arnold palmer!)
thank you for hosting!
xo, Rosemary

Unknown said...

Where would we be without the joys of tea? It has always been a favorite of mine.I love your photo's and love joining in your parties...thanks for being such a lovely sharing hostess..

Sarah said...

Will try this, but I've loved the blackberry and the peach versions. Also like to mix lemonade with tea for a refreshing summer drink. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Heirloom treasures said...

The tea looks lovely in that nice glass. I love that dining room in the first pic, but then I am partial to blue and white china. xx

Zinnia said...

Your iced tea looks very good out. I will test it. Perfect to drink in June. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

Noble Vintage said...

oh my thank you so much for the feature! :)
I can't believe I haven't made any iced tea yet this season. This looks really yummy and I especially want to see your peach recipe! Thanks for a great party. Have a wonderful weekend.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you so much for hosting :)
I have to try the ice tea recipe!
Greetings from Australia

momto8 said...

your iced tea is just perfect on a summer day!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yummy tea! What a great group of participants you have this week. I am off to check out a few. Thanks for hosting!

farmhouse-story said...

the tea recipe looks yummy! awesome features this week, sherry:)

Natasha in Oz said...

That sure does look delicious! I'm going to Google + this post right now.

Thanks for linking up to Say G'day Saturday. Sorry I'm so late to pop by...I'm not as organised as you!

Happy weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Kari Lindsay said...

This tea is so pretty. I bet it smells and tastes devine!