Tasty Tuesday – Ambrosia

It’s Tasty Tuesday, where me and my fellow authors will share some sexy, fun recipes for you to try out.  My contribution this week is a beverage, and my fellow authors have items from main entrees to desserts.  We’re glad you stopped by!


Unlike coffee or tea, Ambrosia combines the effects of both and adds the bliss of chocolate.  One cup will open your mind and awaken your senses for whatever you desire, sexy, sweet, or serious.

1 part high quality brewed coffee (or, even better, make it in a French press)

1 part high quality black or green tea (Dragonwell is an excellent choice)

1 part high quality hot cocoa (Valhrona is my personal favorite; Vosges is a close second)

Combine in a tea pot and whisk briskly for thirty seconds.  Serve hot with a dash of cream and sugar.

I found this recipe in the Herbal Studies Course by Jeanne Rose, called the Cosmic Caffeinator.  I have made it many times and the darker the cocoa, the better the results.  The quality of the ingredients make a difference, as in anything.  But it’s well worth trying, even if all you have at hand is office coffee, black orange pekoe teabags and hot chocolate.  But making it with “the real deal” will show you why I call it Ambrosia.

If you have any interest in herbalism at all, Ms. Rose is the best source of information, bar none.  Her sense of humor and wealth of knowledge are vast and she’s written extensively on both herbalism and aromatherapy, as well as other topics.  You can find out more about Ms. Rose, her books and classes, at her website.

Please stop by the following blogs and load up on their tasty treats:

Salacious Salad and Naughty Nachos by Denise A. Agnew

Sweet Summer Lovin’ by PG Forte

Bewitching Bailey’s Cupcakes by Moira Keith

Happy Trails Trail Mix by Nancy Lauzon

Sassy Sangria by Sloan McBride

Sweet and Spicy Menage-a-Trois, by Selena Robins

ROGUE REFORMATION (CHEESY POTATOES) – The Ultimate Comfort Food For Heating Up A Cold WI Winter Night! by Renee Wildes

Emerald Fire and Teeka’s Hair Tea

In writing Emerald Fire, Rachel and I got to use what we know.  One of the skills we gave the Keepers is the skill of making tea and tea blends, both for beverages and for cosmetic or medicinal use.

Today, I’m over at the Torquere Press blog talking about hair tea – not the beverage, but to put on your hair.  I hope you’ll stop by!

Research and World Building – Teeka’s Special Hair Tea Blend