Who Is Anastasia?

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New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear, regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a visual folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown and/or painted by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how overgrown and wild it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ...


My Book Available on AMAZON

Stacey Torres ART Prints

Stacey Torres ART Prints
A very limited selection of reproductions from my paintings can be found here

May 23, 2009

Refreshing Ginger Peach Iced Tea

You will need 6 bags of Ginger Peach Tea, any brand

1 can of Diced Peaches (in juice; not syrup)

Brew the Tea normally (yes, on top of the stove - don't microwave the water!!)

Let steep 15 minutes, remove bags, and let cool

In a 4 qt. pitcher, add steeped tea, diced peaches (including juice), 2 cans of peach nectar.

To the above, add 20 oz. of Ginger Ale and Apple Juice until the pitcher is full to your liking.

The Backyard --Today's Vacation Spot

The Backyard --Today's Vacation Spot
A simple garden meal in the shade. No, it's not my backyard, but it looks identical to the one I grew up with at our home in Queens. Looking for an original pic of it to post soon!

Old Fashioned Tips