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Mugi-Chai: A Japanese twist on masala chai tea

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Mugi-Chai Makes 8 – 10 servings 2 cups mugicha (brewed extra dark) 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick 5 green cardamom pods, lightly smashed 6 whole cloves 1/2 star anise 3 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger 2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste whole milk, to taste 1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the mugicha, […]

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Fig, Ginger, Star Anise Preserves

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Fig, Ginger, Star Anise Preserves Makes 2 3/4 cups preserves 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 pounds fresh ripe figs, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped 3 star anise 1. In a medium-size pot, combine the water and sugar and […]

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