Friday, September 17, 2010
Burb Appeal is a humorous collection of essays based on Tina Traster's newspaper columns about moving from the city to the suburbs. In these brief stories, Traster uses keen detail, humor and pathos to tell how she has embraced and navigated life in a rural suburb north of Manhattan. In these stories we meet nutty neighbors, bumbling town officials, new friends, a plethora of domestic and wild animals, and of course, her family.
Buy it now on Kindle.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We still have a few Yixing teapots left, and have deepened the discounts. Some teapots are selling at 50% off our regular prices. Here's some comparison: Teavana sells the Catwalk Yixing teapot for $36.95; our price is $26.25 (while supplies last). To view the CatWalk and our other Yixing teapots, click here.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
These are really lovely products for serious cooks out there.
To see our offerings of culinary salt, click here: http://potlucktea.com/Salt.htm
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Jasmine Scented Ice Cream:
- 3 cups milk, reduced with dried jasmine flowers to 2 cups yield
- 1/4 cup dried jasmine flowers
- 1/2 pound sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, scraped and chopped
- 3/4 cup egg yolks (the fresher the eggs, the better)
- 2 cups organic heavy cream (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
In a non-reactive saucepan, simmer milk with jasmine flowers and reduce by 1/3 to 2 cups volume. Strain out jasmine flowers and heat with sugar and vanilla bean/pod. Bring to near scalding. Hand whisk the egg yolks in a stainless steel bowl. Temper the yolks by adding only a few tablespoons of hot milk to the yolks. Mix well then add tempered yolks back to the sauce pan. Whisk constantly on medium heat for 2 minutes. Strain and cool in an ice bath. When mixture is cooled add heavy cream. Follow manufacturer's instructions for your ice cream maker. Place in freezer before serving.
For a link to buy our culinary jasmine flowers, click here: http://potlucktea.com/Culinary.htm.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Request a free sample of our new blend.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Original Post in the New York Times
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Kusmi Tea has opened a tea shop at 3rd Avenue and 61st Street in Manhattan. Russian by origin, transported through Paris (about 100 years ago), and now in New York.
The shop is stocked with Kusmi’s traditional bergamot and orange-scented Russian-style black teas, other flavored teas (both green and black), traditional unflavored teas, herbals and other infusions. Tea come loose in tins and as full leaf in muslin sachets.
I hope the store makes it. Tea shops come and go. The brand is relatively unknown here in the states.
Story from New York Times.