Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! + HM #179

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What a wonderful world we live in! I love watching nature. My morning coffee in the garden with Jinx and Josie is a cherished part of my day. They are so cute exploring our backyard, the garden, watching the birds and even the lizards they find. Jinx is hilarious, he actually talks to the birds — and the hummingbirds get right down on the rose bush branches in front of his face to chat with him. We call him Kitty Doolittle. This spring has been especially fun as our backyard has become a bird nursery. We have a hummingbird nest and a dove nest. Our baby hummer is just outside our bedroom window and has been a joy to watch. The dove eggs have not hatched yet.

Earth Day also brings back memories of my kids releasing ladybugs at Disneyland. That was a super fun day. Of course we had to get ladybugs for our garden every year after that too. Ladybugs are great for your garden — it’s just one way to celebrate Earth Day. The ladies of Home Matters have pulled together some other awesome ideas on ways to celebrate Earth Day. Enjoy!

 

Party! It’s Earth Day Desserts from Emily @ B. Lovely Events

 

Vintage Teacup Bird Feeders DIY from Charlie @ The Natural Wedding Co. New Wives Club

 

DIY Watering Can from Milk Jug from Heidi @ One Creative Mommy

 

12 Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds from Joy @ Bless My Weeds

 

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Iced Tea In The Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes

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Relax in the Garden with Iced Tea

Enjoy these delicious Tea Sandwiches

 

April is Earth Month, and doesn’t that make you want to get outside and enjoy nature? Rory and I love taking the time to refresh ourselves over tea. So, in the spring and summer, we shake things up a bit and do tea in the garden — serving iced tea instead of hot. We whip up some tasty tea sandwiches and head outside.

There is something so honest and simple about enjoying the flowers in bloom, watching the birds fly by and listening to them sing. Revitalize your spirit and relax in the garden with some iced tea and tea sandwiches.

Honest® Tea is our iced tea of choice — real, pure tea made from quality ingredients that are plainly written on the label, and NO ADDED SUGAR. One sip is all it takes to taste the HONEST difference. We also make our tea sandwiches with simple ingredients. In fact, one of the sandwiches I am sharing today includes the NEW Peach Ginger flavor of Honest® Tea. The Peach Ginger tea has a bright, refreshing, and fruity flavor that is absolutely amazing.

Tea sandwiches are so easy, there is really not any measuring to be done. Just simple ingredients added to taste.

Let’s get fixing our Tea Sandwiches!

 

Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts

Ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts – chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach – fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)

Directions:

  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.

5 from 1 reviews
Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts Tea Sandwich
 
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A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts - chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach - fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)
Directions:
  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.
3.5.3226

 

 

Cucumber and Tuna

Ingredients:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)

Directions:

  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.

5 from 1 reviews
Cucumber and Tuna Tea Sandwich
 
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A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)
Directions:
  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.
3.5.3226

 

Flower-Shaped Egg Salad

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie  Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter

Directions:

  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.

5 from 1 reviews
Flower-Shaped Egg Salad Tea Sandwich
 
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A lovely flower-shaped tea sandwich perfect for spring -- fresh and delicious.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter
Directions:
  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.
3.5.3226

 

 

Helpful Hint:

As you are making your tea sandwiches, cover them with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out while you prepare the others. It’s a simple and easy trick.

 

 

Having our tea outdoors makes us think about how much we enjoy our garden and nature in general. So, we are thrilled that Honest® Tea is so environmentally conscious. Everything about Honest is about simple, clear honesty, and transparency. From the fresh ingredients to the commitment to sustainability and recycling to eliminate waste. Honest likes to stay connected to the people and communities that grow, pluck, and brew their tea. And they help promote organic agriculture, fair trade, community improvement, and more.

How are you helping? April is Earth month, you can help celebrate our planet by recycling your cans and bottles, or picking up trash in the park or at the beach. Or how about releasing some ladybugs in your garden? Get your kids involved, it would be a great activity for the entire family.

 

If you are looking for a fantastic and refreshing iced tea, you will love Honest® Tea. The NEW Peach Ginger flavor is absolutely delicious, but they have several other flavors such as Pomegranate, Peach, and Honey Green Tea. Find them at your local Kroger or Kroger division store.

GET the COUPON — 25¢ OFF one bottle. This coupon can be used up to 5 times in one transaction! Coupon is valid through 4/22/2017.

Looking for more great recipes and inspiration? Check out the Honest website!

I know you will enjoy your iced tea in the garden with these sandwiches. Teatime always puts a smile on our faces. Enjoy!

 

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