Cooking with Tea: Jasmine Poached Pears Recipe

An infusion of jasmine green tea adds delightfully delicate floral notes to a classic winter recipe: Jasmine Poached Pears.

Our Jasmine Green Tea mingles jasmine flowers and essence with whole leaf green tea from China. When added to a poaching liquid, the result is a seasonal poached pear dish drizzled with sweet jasmine and ginger syrup. Equally perfect at brunch or dessert, leftovers can be used to brighten up parfaits and oatmeal at breakfast.

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How To Help Save the Honey Bees

Did you know that 1 in 3 bites of your food is pollinated by honey bees?

42% (nearly half!) of these friendly bees vanished last year. That’s a sobering statistic. A world without bees would be devastating for our planet. That’s why we’re fundraising for the Colorado Beekeepers Association – and you can help!

Visit a Pekoe Sip House location near you, and help us save the honey bees. 20% of all honey sales will be donated to support local bee keepers. Honey is a natural, antimicrobial addition to your tea or coffee for health and flavor. Try adding honey to a stronger brew such as Assam Black Tea, or a soft and delicious cup of chamomile blossom tea.

Here are 2 other ways you can help save the honey bees:

  • * Plant flowers in your yard or in flower boxes on your patio.
  • * Reduce or eliminate your personal pesticide use.

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The honey bees are vital to our future. Please help.

Cooking with Tea: Chai Tea Marinade Recipe

Cha-cha-cha! Spice your next meal up with this chai tea marinade recipe.

There’s so many ways to enjoy + love chai tea. But did you know you could cook with chai tea? Our chai tea marinade recipe will liven up your dinner table!

Cooking with tea doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow our simple chai tea marinade recipe to add some spice and tea-seasoned flavor to your dinner table. This recipe will make a great recipe for Thanksgiving, but you can make it any time of year when you’re craving a heart-warming meal. Enjoy!

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8 of the Healthiest Gluten-Free Foods – Available at Pekoe Sip House

It feels good to feel good. Wouldn’t you agree? And what we eat and drink influence whether or not our feel-good day tops the charts, or if it sinks low.

Never fear! We put together the below list — 8 of the healthiest gluten-free foods — you can find in our Boulder cafes or at your local grocery store, so that you can live the healthiest life you deserve. Starting today!

8 of the Healthiest Gluten-Free Foods – Now Available at Pekoe Sip House

1. Quinoa – What a nutritional all-star! Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and packs 8 grams of hunger-busting protein and 5 grams of fiber in one cup. It’s also packed with nutrients, such as iron, zinc, selenium and Vitamin E. At Pekoe cafes, try our quinoa, beet and kale salad. Mmm!

2. Cinnamon – Known for it’s anti-inflammatory TLC (that’s tender loving care), cinnamon may also help stabilize blood sugar levels. Use it generously in your coffee, tea or granola. (We like how it takes in a chai latte!) Stop in a Pekoe cafe for gluten-free pumpkin bread, baked with cinnamon.

3. Green Tea – Touted for its health benefits, green tea is a fitness and lifestyle BFF. Green Tea contains catechins, a type of phytochemical that may affect metabolism. Pick up some of our Sunny Green loose leaf tea online in our tea shop, or stop by one of our local Boulder cafes today for your fix. We also sell iced green tea at local markets, including Whole Foods and Cured. (Hint: You can make iced tea at home!)

8 of the Healthiest Gluten-Free Foods – Now Available at Pekoe Sip House

4. Hot Peppers – Capsaicin is the magic word. That’s what makes hot peppers such a hot commodity in modern diets. This compound appears to curb appetite and speed up metabolism slightly. Looking for a kick in your drink? Try a Pressery Habanero Lemonade, available at our cafes.

5. Coffee – Yes, pour another! America’s favorite breakfast beverage may help rev metabolism at the same time it helps you pry open your eyelids. We only ever serve organic, locally roasted, and fair trade coffee.

6. Pears & Apples – Both fruits are high in water content. Eat them with peels on for extra fiber, to help you feel full longer. With fall fast approaching, we’ll be serving Cider in our cafes!

7. Berries – Snack on sweet blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re nature’s candy, after all. For a divine indulgence, order a gluten-free berry streusel at one of our Boulder cafes.

8. Raw Veggies – Trying to kick the chip habit? Reach for raw veggies like carrots, celery, cucumber, and raw zucchini. Low in calories, these raw veggies are full of water. Dip in salsa for extra zest. Or get your fill with one of our flavorful gluten-free salads, a great choice for lunch.

Bonus: In our cafes, we also serve raw, gluten-free desserts!

All these gluten-free foods (and drinks!) listed above have one thing in common: they’re medicine. Other foods to add to your plate this fall include grapefruit first thing in the morning and roasted sweet potatoes, minus the sugary marshmallows on top.

These gluten-free foods are known to give your immune system the boost it needs — especially as we look ahead to colder months.

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Source: WebMD

Locals First Spotlight: Lucky’s Bakehouse

Lucky’s Bakehouse & Creamery is a one-of-a-kind place in North Boulder, dishing up incredible croissants, cream puffs, cupcakes and layer cakes made with organic flours and sugar.

Their mouth-watering menu includes gluten-free options made fresh daily. The hard-to-resist bakehouse selection also includes gluten-free and vegan treats, including marvelous macarons and blondies, as well as vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free lemon poppy seed cake.

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Pastry chef Rachel Davis perfects some Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes at Lucky’s Bakehouse and Creamery. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera)

Everything they make is with a song in their hearts and a skip in their step. Next time you’re in, ask to pair your pastry with a side of Pekoe Sip House tea. We’re proud to partner with Lucky’s Bakehouse and support co-creators Jennifer Bush and Bo Sharon.

You’ll also find select Lucky’s Bakehouse goods, including their gluten-free muffins, in our three cafes. The pastries and treats sitting in our glass displays — eager to meet you! — are hand-selected to pair well with our teas or signature coffee. So, while you indulge, you can Sip. Relax. Enjoy.

You won’t find Lucky’s Bakehouse treats in any other cafe in town, as we’re the only cafe to exclusively carry their baked goods. It’s just one more way Pekoe + Lucky = the perfect pair.

Ready, set, drool!

What’s your favorite Lucky’s Bakehouse goodie?

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