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Korean Sweet Ginger Tea

Ginger has always been prized for its flavor, but it is also known for its nutritional and medicinal qualities.  Here is a tea recipe to be enjoyed either hot or cold. 


  • 2-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Asian pears, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Strawberries, sliced (optional garnish)


  1. In a medium pot, bring ginger, water and orange zest to a boil.
  2. Simmer vigorously for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.  Add oranges, pears and sugar.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. If serving warm, let the tea rest for an hour.  Strain and reheat the tea.
  5. If serving cold, cool and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  Strain, and garnish with strawberry slices if desired.

Chinese New Year

For centuries, Chinese New Year has been a celebration of family, thanksgiving, and renewal.

One of the vital elements of the holiday is to perform rituals that unite the living members of the family with ancestors who have passed away.  Chinese New Year will begin on February 3 this year, ending with a Lantern Festival 15 days later.  

Good Manners in…..


It’s acceptable to make slurping sounds while you sip soup or hot drinks.  In some places, slurping is a compliment to the cook.


The small plate next to your dinner plate is not for bread.  Instead, it is used for the peelings removed from your boiled potatoes.


When you enter the front door of a Japanese home, you must remove your shoes and place them neatly to the side.  You will be offered a pair of slippers to wear inside the house.


The local culture in Poland may seem formal, but Poles are friendly and polite.  Be sure to greet people when entering or exiting an elevator.


If you are invited to someone’s home at 7:00 p.m., you must arrive at exactly 7:00 p.m.  Punctuality is extremely important, while tardiness is considered impolite.

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