Enjoying nature pure, no pollution, everything so green, smashing and far from civilisation was a once in a lifetime experience.
Now we are back to the vivid,noisy and exciting capital Lima.
On the other hand it can be quite relieving not to watch your every step if there is a snake crossing your way or a tarantula hanging from some tree over your head.
So far, we are back to normality.
Thinking about this weeks post I got inspired by my daughter who sent me a picture enjoying a gorgeous iced coffee in the historic center of Vienna.
This drink is absolutely addictive and you need not even the excuse of hot weather to enjoy it.
According to my mother, the secret of a delicious Viennese iced coffee, lies in the quality of coffee.
The same goes for this Ice tea with a twist.
If any drink was made to cool you down on hot summer days, it's definitely iced tea,
It's like a summer party in your mouth and the fresh ginger adds a wonderful, slightly spicy flavor.
Freshly grated ginger
and fresh mint add a wonderful twist
For the iced tea you need:
1.5l boiling water
4 bags tea
2-3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 /2 spoonful of freshly grated ginger
Make the tea with .51l water then dissolve the honey in the tea.
Add ginger and mint to the mixture and infuse for 10 minutes.
Strain and cool.
Pour into a jug.
Serve with lemon slices, mint and lots of ice.
For the iced coffee you need:
1 cup of espresso
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 spoonful of amaretto (optional)
2 balls of vanilla ice cream
whipped cream and cocoa powder for decoration
Combine the sugar with espresso until dissolved.
Let cool down, then mix in the blender with ice cubes.
If you wish, add amaretto.
Put vanilla ice cream balls in a previously chilled glass,
pour the espresso mixture over the ice cream and garnish with
a little whipped cream. Sprinkled with cocoa powder and serve with a straw.,
Enjoy! See you next week!