Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you could tell us your Thanksgiving plans. Where will you be? What will you eat?My point is that we’re pretty relaxed over here, and posts like that are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post. It ties us together visually.Then plug your name and link into Linky Tools.
Food on Fridays with Ann
Some readers may already be familiar with my love of PG Tips. It’s almost as intense as my love of Nutella.Well, PG Tips noticed how much I rave about them and sent me some samples. First they sent me boxes of my beloved black tea. Then, not too terribly long ago, they sent me samples of their green tea.I’m not a big green tea drinker, but I decided it was time to give it a try.So I pulled out a Japanese mug that my mother-in-law gave me. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother, who was a missionary to Japan.I brewed some of the tea.It’s supposed to be really good for you. I know that because I had the stomach flu a couple of weeks ago and while lying in bed feeling miserable, I watched some daytime television shows like Dr. Oz, and he said to drink green tea because it’s got polyphenols that have antioxidant properties.So, anyway, I decided to try the green tea from PG Tips.I sipped.I wasn’t sure about it. I’ve had green tea in the past, but it’s been a long time.And of course those of you who drink tea know that green tea doesn’t taste at all like black tea.But I kept thinking about Dr. Oz and the polyphenols and thought, well, I guess I should go ahead and drink the entire cup.So I did.I’m grateful for the sample. I’ll drink it from time to time. I’ll offer it to my guests.But nothing can replace regular PG Tips black tea.Note: I was not paid to write about PG Tips nor did they ask me to write a review in exchange for free tea. They simply spotted me as a fan and sent me a trial box of green tea without any strings attached. And I like tea so much—black tea, that is—that I naturally wrote about it.On another note, if you need some Thanksgiving ideas in preparation for next week, I offer Three Thanksgiving Tips at this archived post.