California Dreaming + Ginger lime tea

"California dreaming" is what I still feel like I'm doing these days.  I often pinch myself when I realize this place is now our home.  We go surfing, or wine tasting, or cycling every weekend!  And as much as I miss my favorite spots in Columbus, this new journey has been nothing but exciting.  This past week my brother visited and we spent our days hiking, eating, and did I mention hiking?  I think he and I walked every inch of San Francisco but with a friend like him, the miles went by with ease. I'm happy we've already had a couple of visitors and encourage anyone else who wants to visit to come on out!  We welcome you with open arms and sunshine! 

One thing my brother introduced me to was his love of ginger tea.  It's spicy, refreshing, and can help calm a sour stomach! One of my favorite ways to enjoy ginger is in a Moscow mule but since its not acceptable to drink those all day long... I made a simple and refreshing alcohol-free alternative.  Enjoy!


  • 16 ounces boiling water
  • 2 bags of ginger tea (I use this kind)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of honey
  • juice from a half a lime 


Steep boiling water and tea bags in a pot for time directed on box.  I steeped mine for ten minutes.  Remove tea bags and discard.  Add honey and lime to tea and stir.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  Pour into pitcher and place in refrigerator.  Serve over ice with a lime rind garnish.