London Fog

While it is not certain as to who the actual creator is, it was actually invented in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is said that it was created at Buckwheat Cafe, which is now closed. A regular customer, named Mary Loira, who became pregnant and was no longer able to have caffeine. Mind you this dates back to 1994, so I assume, at the time, they figured the coffee caffeine was bad for pregnant women. But it’s a bit confusing, since Earl Grey has caffeine in it. But I guess that’s the beauty of modern medicine, it’s always evolving. She changed her usual coffee drink to an Earl Grey tea, with steamed milk, and a bit of vanilla.

Although there are many other places who say that they were the first ones to invent this drink, but this is the most agreed upon creation of the London Fog. In the early 2000s many coffee shops such as Second Cup, and Starbucks added this drink to their menus. There are many variations of this drink depending on where you order this. In Dublin, they call it a Dublin Fog, and instead of using an Earl Grey tea bag, they substitute it for an Irish English Breakfast tea. In Mexico, they substitute the vanilla, for agave. In Halifax, they use dashes of Nova Scotian maple syrup instead of the vanilla.

I used the classic recipe for it. I bought my Earl Grey tea bags with vanilla infused in the tea bags. I let it brew for 5 minutes. Then I froth my milk in my milk frother. Once the tea is done steeping, I remove the tea bag, and pour the frothed milk on top.

This is my mug of the day. It was a Christmas present many years ago from my aunt and uncle. It’s one of my favourite Winter mugs. I also like it because my favourite hockey team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. I find it adorable because the penguin is on skates. Penguins are my second favourite animal, my absolute favourite animal is giraffes.

Creme of Earl Grey Latte

It’s another edition of Tea Tuesday!

This is a creamy take of the classic Earl Grey. It has hints of vanilla. It is so delicious and creamy.

I really enjoy this tea a latte.

Here is an up close photo of the tea leaves. The tea bag is biodegradable.

An up close photo of my latte.

This is a mug that I bought my boyfriend for Christmas. I thought it was a cute mug.

Pumpkin French Toast

I had breakfast with my boyfriend today, it was great as usual. Today we made Pumpkin French Toast.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 9 slices Texas toast (or other white bread such as Challah or French bread)
  • Butter, for griddle

Directions

  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees (a non-stick skillet set over medium heat also works fine). In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until well combined. Pour into a shallow dish.
  • Butter griddle and dip bread into egg mixture (allowing a few seconds for it to absorb mixture. I also squeeze gently to soak the mixture to center), then rotate and coat opposite side. Transfer to griddle and cook until golden brown on bottom, then lift, butter griddle once more and flip french toast to opposite side and cook until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Him and I used Cinnamon Raisin Bread and since we only used five slices of bread, we decided to just add three eggs instead of four.

We also made Earl Grey Vanilla tea. My boyfriend makes the best tea. We added a little bit of butter to our finished product as well as sugar and cinnamon.

Count Your Blessings

I had breakfast at my boyfriend’s and shortly afterwards he had to depart for work. I got to hang out with his sister for a bit. That was fun we listened to music and talked. Then she went to the mall with her friends and that she will be back later.

I was going to clean up but I didn’t know where they kept their supplies so I just started writing my boyfriend a letter and worked on a Sudoku puzzle over a cup of Earl Grey Vanilla tea.

His ma came in from work and we sat talked briefly over a snack. Then I went back to my activities because she had an errand to run. Then my boyfriend’s sister’s boyfriend came over so we talked until my boyfriend’s ma came back. We had many laughs.

My boyfriend’s ma and I had many healthy snacks – banana, corn on the cob, peach and tea and we had a snack that wasn’t as healthy which was a Nutella danish.

Before I left she showed me a few pictures of my boyfriend when he was a child. Those were pictures were adorable. 🙂

After I finished writing my boyfriend a letter I paced it on his pillow in his made bed, courtesy of moi! 🙂 ❤

Today, I will count my blessings, not my problems.

Earl Grey Tea

I went to a local coffee shop and I ordered my Earl Grey the way my boyfriend makes it for us.

It was delicious. I sometimes add one sugar and a little bit of milk. But the way my boyfriend makes it he adds two teaspoons of sugar and lots of milk.

Green Tea Earl Grey

I brought my Green Tea and Earl Grey tea with me to my friend’s house. I asked him if he wanted to make this for us and he agreed. He then asked me if I wanted milk and sugar in it so I said sure. Although I forgot to tell him that I don’t add a lot of milk and sugar to it.

After the tea brewed I took a sip of it and I thought it was quite scrumptious! He even served it in a yellow mug which happens to be my favourite colour. 🙂

The reason why I bought that tea was because it’s a blend of our favourite teas. I’m the one who loves Earl Grey by the way. It was the best of both worlds.