Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My brother had a friend who use to sell sassafras root. For those who do not know what that is, you make tea from the root. You boil water and pour the water over the root and let it seep in a tea pot.

You then pour it into your cup and add sugar and cream. The color of the tea is a faded orange. And the flavor is so good.

I have not had sassafras tea in years. But I was thinking about it today while driving around doing errands.

The colors of fall are starting to come in full force. Vibrant orange and yellows. Warm reds..I love the colors. Today was rainy and with just a slight chill in the air. And I made a roast with potatoes and carrots. I made fried apples for dessert.

I got the apples from the orchard last week. They were so good. I have enough left for a couple of pies. I hope to get some photos tomorrow of the fall leaves. Until then I leave you with these quotes:

"The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship.
If we are not to go to pieces or whither away, we must have some purpose in life, for no man or woman can live for himself alone."

Ross Parmenter

I would not wish to darken any other life - I want to be a messenger of optimism and sunshine.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
Albert Einstein


Brenda said...

Sassafras root was the original flavoring for root beer sodas too, of course now the flavor is imitation. I love that the roots even smell like a big mug of root beer.

Shelley said...

Hi Nita,don't you make rootbeer from the sassafras root as well? Love your post and the quotes.

Blessings, Shelley

Karen said...

Well, you must live in a cooler part of the country than I do.(Texas) It really hasn't cooled off much here, but I guess 80's is better than 100! I can't wait for the leaves to turn. Pot roast is my favorite meal to cook, and fried apples, yumm...boy, thank you for an early taste of true fall.

whitey said...

Great thoughts as usual Nita. Love the moth picture also. Never heard of sassafras tea I would have to have lots of cream and sugar in it for sure the same way I drink my coffee!

Anonymous said...

Oooo, sassafras tea sounds delish. I so enjoy it when you share your memories.

Nonnie said...

your day sounds lovely.....still near 100 here...but mornings are cool and i love it.....i have never had sassafrass tea....but that is what we call our youngest daughter, jessamyn.....sassafrass! :)
hugs and prayers, nita.

Me said...

Hi Nita,

after seeing your sweet jewelry on Dawns blog, thought I would check it out.... I had just cleaned & organized my studio, thought you would Enjoy alittle stuff I had no use for off in the mail today ~ Enjoy when it arrives

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

Sassafras tea sounds very cozy and good and your pictures are so lovely. I hope that you have a wonderful day today :)



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