The power of peppermint

I wrote recently about how peppermint tea was one of my favourite things at the moment – the happy result of purchasing a peppermint plant in the spring and my experimenting with what to replace my previous coffee addiction with.

herbal-2561849_1920I through a handful of leaves (preferably the newer ones as these seem to give the best taste) into a teapot, leave it to sit or a few minutes and then pour – using a tea strainer.  So simple.  I love the smell of the tea and the light taste – so much better than store bought teas I’ve tried.  Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – a view of the dales

We had guests visiting this week from overseas so did a whistle stop tour of North Yorkshire and the North East. It included one of my favourite castles, Richmond Castle…mainly because of the views of the Yorkshire Dales from the top of the central tower. Unfortunately, the day we visited the weather wasn’t great BUT I still don’t think you can beat the view…

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