Saturday, March 29, 2008

Love's Cool




Last summer I had the good fortune to be selling two old oak library cabinets just when a wonderful young baker from NYC, named Kelli Bernard, was looking for the same, to hold tea at her then "soon to open" new tea house in the City, Amai. Last week when I was hopping about the City I stopped into Amai for my first visit and tested out one of the many the teas as well as several of the wonderful tea infused cookies. I have to say, the tea was great and the cookies were fabulous. The lemon ginger (made with lemon and ginger teas) were my personal favs. I brought home a variety of little 3 packs for the family to try and everyone loved them. Amai has been nominated for Best New Tea House in NYC! And yes, one of the library card catalogs is prominently on display, holding the huge variety of teas, and the humble cabinet from Amherst even got its own mention in a recent New York Times Travel section article on Tea Houses in NYC! This is probaly the closest I will ever come to being in the NYT... Remember, you read it here... lol!

If you have any interest in baking with teas, check out Kelly's blog, "Love's Cool" where you will find links to a variety of blogs featuring such recipes.

Last weekend Kelli did a demo at the Macy's Flower Show on cooking with teas. I am sorry to say I missed it by a couple of days. I am sure it was wonderful!

6 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Cooking with teas would be interesting -- I'll check out her site. I have a couple recipes for sweetbreads that call for brewed tea.

joey said...

Delightful post, Carol. I love green tea ice cream and haven't made it in ages. Hum, you've got me thinking. I have the recipe somewhere ...

Alexia said...

I remembwe when jess and I FOUND those cabinets- they were just hanging out behind south college. I am so glad they have such a cool home.

Cabs said...

Huh??? Whatever are you talking about Alexia? lol... Seriously tho, yes, Dave told her about them I think and we've been "storing" them ever since. Ben just moved the one they kept to their house yesterday!

Layanee said...

Now I am craving cookies! LOL and your 'tea chest' looks great in the window.

Carrie said...

Wow! I remember thinking those card catalogs were beautiful, but wondering what one would ever do with one, besides have an incredible well organized massive library (which I believe Jess may have at some point)! I love the idea of holding teas form around the world in them!