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Tea, Gumbo, and Art

I am still putting away Christmas things since work has been so hectic lately.  I put away this fab tea gifted to me by my oldest daughter.  I actually mixed in a bit of the cocao shell tea I bought off Amazon too. It has a fabulous flavor and smells awesome. I also bought a new tea ball and used it as well.  This is my ticket to the T-day party over at Elizabeth's.    Happy T-day! Last week, Kathy from the T-Day gang (thanks for reminding me Kathy so I could edit this) posted Martha Washington's favorite cocao shell tea . Since my daughters are sort of decendant from the Washingtons on their Dad's side, I thought they would really love to try it (one did and one didn't - lol).  Here is the back of the container - so fun! My eldest daughter and I are continuing our diet and yesterday I made something I called Bond Road gumbo.   It was the day before grocery shopping, and we didn't have any fresh veggies left. This is a lot of cans dumped into the pot so we could get
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