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Fierce Earl Grey

This new twist on my favorite floral tea was sent to me by one of my favorite people, Noel Prophet aka Soul Prophet, as in, Soul Prophet and The Faithless Few whom some of you might know from the band Dredi.  I had so much fun dancing to Noel’s music back when I worked with him and his band mates in the kitchen at Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox Massachusetts.

Noel and his Fire Cider, lookin' good!

Noel and his Fire Cider, lookin’ good!

Noel has already shared his Jafakin’ Jerk Sauce Recipe, which is one of my favorites…so you know this has to be good!

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For a Fierce Earl Grey Tea:

Brew a cup  of Earl Grey.

Add a little fresh squeezed lime juice.

Plus raw honey to taste, Noel recommends a lot!

Two dashes or more of Fire Cider.

Then stir to combine.

Enjoy hot or cold.

The Fire Cider really draws out the bergamot flavor nicely.  This is fiyah for ya body, mind, and spirit!

My first choice for organic loose leaf Earl Grey tea.

My first choice for organic loose leaf Earl Grey tea.

 

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Jafakin’ Jerk Sauce

Recipe by Noel Prophet

Last summer Dana and I went to a pot luck beer and food pairing: everyone brought a dish and a beer that went with it.  Dana made a summer saison that was a bit citrus-y  and it went well with the berries n biscuits I brought for dessert.  However, I thought the best dish was the jerk chicken that Noel and Kristen brought along with some very appropriate Red Stripe.  Just recently Noel sent me his jerk sauce recipe which I was pretty darn excited to see if I could replicate.  As per his suggestion, the recipe can be modified to suit, the one that follows is enough to marinate 3 pounds of chicken/meat/tofu with enough leftover to serve as a side sauce for greens.   I only made a few changes to Noel’s recipe and the end result was deliciously hot and there were no leftovers!

Bright ingredients makes for a spicy brown sauce.

Bright ingredients makes for a spicy brown sauce.

Suggested Ingredients:

  • Up to 6 scotch bonnet peppers or whatever hot peppers you like – I used the one Habanero that was ready in our garden and then some of the chili peppers that Pete and Jennifer from Woven Roots Farm gave us at the Harvest Festival.
  • 2 Tablespoons each: dried thyme, ground allspice, Fire Cider, salt and black pepper
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger (fresh or powdered), to taste.
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup or less olive oil
  • 1/2 cup or less tamari
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon, or more, to taste.

Method:

Chop up everything and then put all in the blender.   Or, put all ingredients into a wide mouth mason jar and use a wand blender to puree, same difference.  The marinade is done, ready to eat now on cooked greens or…

Poke holes in your chicken (or tofu!) before you jerk it so it will hold the flavor better.

Marinate overnight.

When you are ready you can bake, grill, roast, etc your jerked chicken.  This would also work well with tempeh or tofu or other meat.

Here’s what I did with the chicken I let marinate in the fridge, well covered, for over 12 hours:

Pre-heat the oven to 365.  Spread the chicken breast (I had about 2 pounds) and the jerk sauce I used to marinate it, in a wide glass baking dish.  I covered the dish with aluminum foil (or a glass lid if you have one) and baked it for about 45-50 minutes, until the thermometer read 142 and when I sliced into it, it was juicy and cooked through!

Dana made coconut brown basmati rice to go with the baked jerk chicken.  I made a huge side of broccoli rabe dressed in olive oil and salt, which we ate with the remaining jerk sauce.

All covered in Jafakin' Jerk Sauce!

All covered in Jafakin’ Jerk Sauce!

Spicy Limeade Cocktail or Mocktail

Our friend Stephanie sent us this recipe after she attended the demo Brian hosted last Friday at Provisions.  If you haven’t been to this relatively new store on Crafts Ave. in downtown Northampton, you are in for a treat!  We think Stephanie’s cocktail is just perfect for celebrating the beginning of Spring, how ’bout you?

It's green so it must be good for you, right?!

It’s green so it must be good for me, right?!

Spicy Limeade Cocktail

  • 2 oz of vodka (I used Absolute)
  • 1 oz of Fire Cider
  • 5 oz of limeade (I used Simply Limeade brand. If you’re really motivated you could make your own by creating a simple syrup, then adding it once cooled to fresh-squeezed lime juice.)

Combine all ingredients, shake or stir, and serve on the rocks. Add a sprig of fresh cilantro if you like.

Note: I really didn’t measure–I just made it to taste. But I would say this is probably a good starting point.

Variations:

  • For a refreshing drink, anytime, just omit the vodka and add a few ounces of soda water instead.
  • Substitute 2 oz of your favorite tequila in place of the vodka.

Happy Springtime!

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