It happened a long while ago that a young IT consultant was constantly travelling all over the world. He usually stayed abroad for a month or longer, and sometimes he felt lonely. Even if he had friends and colleagues with whom he spent his spare time, he always missed one thing in particular: homemade food. Often, he dreamed of looking into his neighbour’s kitchen and seeing what they cooked that night. Or tasting it. Because people in the world are so colorful just like their cuisine! But his dream never came true for him. Finally, three years later, he decided he would turn his dreams into reality himself.
So my foodie friends, here’s a great opportunity for all of us to share what we are cooking right now and invite your friends and other foodies virtually into our kitchen to share what we’ve done.
And why did I tell you all of this? Just because when I made this fantastic ice tea it would have been lovely to find somebody in my town to share it with. I was sitting in the garden alone, it was sunny and hot, holding my iPad in my hands, I couldn’t find anybody nearby who could pop in and test my tea immediately. So if you download this great application and try to follow some foodie friends you can find me as Multiculti kitchen.
Please come and join me in this fun!
which was slightly adapted from Sylvie’s Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Tea from Gourmande in the Kitchen
- Wash and trimm rhubarb stalks. Cut into 2-3 cm long sticks, add sugar or honey, scatter the vanilla pod, stir well and put into a small saucepan. Add 200 ml water and bring to boil. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until rhubarb gets tender and mashy.
- Meanwhile make the tea: put the tea bags into jug and pour over boiling water. Add rhubarb mash, and rosemary blossoms to the tea. Remove tea bags about 5 minutes later. Set aside for 15-20 minutes and leave to cool.
- Strain tea thorough a fine sieve over a bowl. Add honey to taste and chill for about half an hour or until served.
- Put fresh, finely sliced peaches on the bottom of glasses. Pour in chilled tea add some ice cubes and serve.