An update to everyone that was helping me advance on Project Food Blog… I have some good news and sad news. Good news: I met so much more foodies such as myself participating in the challenge. Sad news: I did not make it far.
I will be routing for my friends throughout the competition. I want to thank FoodBuzz that they instilled some energy in me to take up a challenge. I am usually not your typical “challenge” type girl. But for some reason, I was so into the first challenge and had so much energy to go on at least a little longer in the competition.
When I first found out that I did not advance, my first reaction was “WHY?” Then as I started talking to my hubby, I got really tear-y sharing my news. I did not want to hear his comforting words. I just wanted to be sad for a long time. My world was over at the moment. I was shutdown.
In my mind, I was hoping and really anticipating that I will progress a few more rounds in the competition. But, nope… did not happen. As much as I wanted to stay in the game, I guess everything happens for a reason. But we all know that sometimes self therapy and comforting words from anyone does not work.
I just needed to live out my own emotions step by step to be able to get myself back in my own game.
I did have a rough week last week… Starting with removing all four of my wisdom teeth, going back to work, and ending my Friday with the sad news.
So to pick myself back up again… I decided to reward myself for having such an intense week. I went shopping and bought myself some new clothes. I spent time with my beautiful family and ate and ate all weekend long. I even had a slumber party with my Mom and the kids. It truly felt comforting.
Besides eating, I made myself some great comforting tea that made me feel much better. I am not the best tea maker… but I am learning. Oh… and I still have a food blog addiction.
Lavender Black Spice Tea
- boiling water
- 3 tbsp black tea
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp lavender
- 6 cloves
- about 1.5 cup boiling water
Boil water in a tea kettle.
In a separate small teapot infuser, combine the tea ingredients and cover with boiling water.
Let the tea steep under low heat for about 6 minutes.
Pour 1/4 cup infused tea with boiling water. It depends on how strong you prefer your tea. Serve with your favorite sweetener.