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14 Days of Zespri – Day 13

We’re nearing the end of the Zespri kiwifruit 14 day blogger challenge, today’s challenge is to think up a refreshing kiwifruit drink.

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Although it’s still pretty cold in Cape Town, it’s the beginning of Spring and the warmer weather is just around the corner. While we’re still wrapped in warm blankets or huddled around fireplaces most Capetonians are dreaming of Summer days filled with braais and picnics. This kiwifruit and mint rooibos iced tea fits pretty neatly into those daydreams.

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Poured into a small thermos I think this would make a lovely addition to a packed lunch. Or you could spike each glass with a shot of vodka or spiced rum before pouring in the tea for an iced tea cocktail, yum!

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp loose rooibos or 4 rooibos teabags
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 kiwifruit pureed

Method:

  • Place the rooibos and mint into a tall jug (I used a coffee plunger due to the loose rooibos) and pour over the boiled water.
  • Leave to steep for at least 15 minutes, the long you leave it the stronger the flavours will become.
  • Strain the tea into another just or a bottle.
  • Add the honey and┬ákiwifruit puree, stir to dissolve the honey.
  • Stick in the fridge to cool until you are ready to server.
  • Serve over ice with additional sprigs of mint and slices of kiwifruit if desired.

#447 – Smoked Chicken Mayo and Roll Lunch

#447 - Smoked Chicken Mayo and Roll Lunch

I’m not a big fan of soggy sandwiches. So when I’m packing a sandwich (or roll) where the filling might cause this to happen I like to pack the bread and filling separately. Then at lunchtime I can assemble it just before eating.

Today’s Lunch:

  • Kitka bread roll,
  • smoked chicken mayo with red onion and fresh mint,
  • blueberries,
  • raspberries and
  • a minneola.

#409 – Beef and Watercress Sandwich Lunch

#409 - Beef and Watercress Sandwich

I bought some porcini butter from the Funki Fungi stand at the Neighbourgoods Market awhile ago. I’ve been using it for all sorts of dishes, but my favourite way to use it is in a simple sandwich where it’s subtle flavour really gets to shine.

Today’s Lunch:

  • Sliced silverside, watercress and porcini butter sandwich on rye bread,
  • baby tomatoes,
  • baby corn,
  • orange, radish. mint and toasted almond salad and
  • some grapes