Thursday, April 12, 2012

Harrington and Hannah and Healthy Hibiscus ....

It's almost time for the next block of Harrington and Hannah so I'm glad to have got mine done


cute little birds and flowers with the bunnies this time

and here is all 3 in a row



I quite like tea... (you may have noticed if you have been reading here a while....)

Hibiscus tea is quite fun... it apparently has health benefits (Vitamin C and lower blood pressure) but I like making it for fun really..

.. and a bit of magic...

pick some fresh flowers and split the petals off....


drop them into your jar or glass (heat resistant)

cover with boiling water... the flowers go limp and colourless...


after a bit of a soak take the flowers out... you will have a magenta/purpley liquid


drop in some lemon and it goes a lovely vivid red again...
(I couldn't capture the radical change in the pictures so you will have to trust me... or try it yourself!)


add a bit of honey and there is your relaxing and refreshing drink..... actually I don't find there is much flavour at all
but I like the idea of healthy tea
and the pretty colour
and the magic...

Righto, Gotta Go... Thursday is Trapunto day with the gals ....


26 comments:

  1. All those bunnies are SO sweet! Hannah and Harrington are happy little creatures!

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  2. Your bunny blocks are so cute. Well done. Maybe you could add loose black tea to make the Hibiscus tea. I have never had Hibiscus tea, it sounds interesting.

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  3. Your bunny blocks are coming along nicely. It's good to keep up.
    Interesting tea?
    Have fun at your trapunto group.

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  4. blocks are looking great Fiona,have fun with the girls today.xx

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  5. Your blocks look good Fiona and I now am going to have to raid the neighbours hibiscus flowers :) I didnt know you could use them as a tea :) hugs Vicki x

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  6. Your blocks are gorgeous. Must try that hibiscus tea myself. Hugs,

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  7. Your bunny blocks look great. I am not a tea dringker but that one does look interesting. Have fun today with the girls xx

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  8. The blocks look adorable Fiona!!! Loving your use of colours!! ... The tea is something I've never seen or heard of before! Would've never thought to use the flowers of a hibiscus!! ... Might have to try it one day! Thanks for the 'recipe'!

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  9. Your blocks are looking great.
    Have a lovely day with the girls....

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  10. Now I just have to find some Hibiscus flowers....

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  11. Hannah and Harrington is such a gorgeous project and your version looks wonderful.

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  12. Very cute bunny blocks. Hibiscus tea...you learn something new every day!!!

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  13. Bubz your blocks are just so lovely...and interesting tea..

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  14. Those bunnies are gorgeous! My daughter would love those!

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  15. These blocks are looking lovely. Great job of keeping up to date.
    I am not a tea drinker but I do love the colour!!

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  16. Those blocks are so adorable and together they are awesome!

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  17. My son loves to make various teas using roses and what not.

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  18. I am always a bit wary about using things like this as I don't know enough about what you can eat and not ... but this sounds good ... only Hibiscus do not grow here to well so not many around ... shame
    hugs Laurie

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  19. Love your sweet bunnies!
    I'm going to have to give your tea a try ... sounds very beneficial.

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  20. Not sure about the Tea..But your Blocks are Lovely this will be a Pretty Quilt...
    cheers

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  21. I love Hibiscus Tea. I learnt to make it at a cooking school in Bali and I use lime juice and palm sugar. Delicious! and it impresses the grandies that I can make the magic colours happen.
    Very cute bunny blocks too.

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  22. LOVE your blocks so much! And the tea is a wonderful idea, I'm going to have to try that. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers, they're so extravagant...

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  23. I've never seen that done with hibiscus before..Mum always had lots of hibiscus growing in the garden when we were growing up but it is too cold in the winter here for me to grow them so I will just have to imagine what it would be like from your description..lovely bunny blocks..

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  24. Your H&H blocks are beautiful! When I was in China I had many different kinds of tea made from flowers, the pots were beautiful to look at as well as delicious!

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  25. Your bunny blocks are lovely, you are doing very well to keep up! I'm a bit boring when it comes to tea - just a plain black variety!

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  26. Love them!!! Makes me smile so big!
    Wish I could pop over and have some tea with you!
    Hugs!

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