Monday, October 6, 2014

Apples & Quince





Growing up, Autumn was always known for one thing ~ food preserving. Though it means so much more to me now, I can't shake the memories of canned veggies & pickled salads lining our pantry & fridge in every which direction. So tasty each time, I've decided to leave the canning to my mom & go a different preserving route. Dehydrating! (Some of you may remember this post from last year.)


I thought it would be a great idea to add our quince fruit into the apple mix!
But...I'm not planning on eating it dried right away. Instead...we'll be steeping it for some delicious,
Vitamin C packed tea.




Quince is wonderful for so many reasons. Mainly used for digestive disorders like stomach pain & diarrhea, did you know that the tea can also treat a cough? It carries huge anti-viral properties and it's loaded with fiber. Quince juice is even good for those suffering from anemia and asthma. 

Using any dried fruits for tea reminds me of those fancy tea stores. Umm.. hello, you could make your own with a dehydrator!! Next, I shall be taking a try at some new concoctions. How about mixing some dried berries and edible rose petals in as well!
Could you imagine all the endless & tasty possibilities?
Pin that fellow Pinterest lovers ~ Share your amazing tea recipes!

<I do want to add... that a little goes a long way. Even though the tea was clear ~ you could definitely taste the fruity flavor. And the best part...eating the softened fruit after the drink!>

Here's to good teas in the cooler climates!

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