8 May 2009


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For this week's Show and Tell I have some different things. Karkade tea (called like that in Egypt) or Bisap in African countries is my favourite tea made out of Hibiscus flowers. A friend of my son brought me this special tea basket from Senegal. It is hand made and keeps the dried Hibiscus flowers real fresh.



Another friend who, I suppose, forgot that I have everything in cat form, offered me these sticks to stir Cocktails. I think my cats like them very much !


Usually when we eat chinese or asian I also want to make it real chinese and therefore eat with chopsticks. Mr. Gattino is unable to eat with them. The food falls down and he gets more and more hungry and with that looses more and more patience. So before he exploded, the chief of a chinese Restaurant brought him some special once for disabled Europeans !




His ! That's for us the western world who eat with forks and knives, it works very well !


and was an excellent idea.


Mar said...

Never heard of tea baskets, what a beautiful one you have!!

I can't eat with sticks, Mr Mar can and has tried to teach me how a million times. I must say I try it if I am not very hungry...! In order to avoid a fight at a public place and to enjoy a pleasant oriental meal, I always order a fork with my food :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

I love that tea basket, Gattina, but I have never tasted hibiscus tea. I actually like green tea.

As for the chopsticks...they can be tricky and there is an art to eating with them, isn't there? Mr Gattina wasn't swearing in Italian and in his opera voice was he? Lol!

JanMary said...

Love the tea basket.

Those are just the sort of chop sticks I need!

Anne Fannie said...

I have never heard of a tea basket either! I guess it makes sense, a basket to store your tea in...Very lovely though. I have hibiscus plants in my yard, never thought about drinking them as tea!
I still cannot figure out how to eat with a chopstick!
I haven't visited your blog in awhile, its nice to get caught up on it tonight!

Hootin' Anni said...

I especially love the bird swizzle sticks.

My Show N Tell this week, is laser crystal art. Come on over if you can find time. Happy Friday.

Maribeth said...

It's actually how we taught our kids to use them, and eventually they could master it without the elastics.

bluedreamer27 said...

hey you know what until now at my age i dont know how to use chopsticks properly hehe

Smilingsal said...

I worked until I could pick up one grain of rice with chopsticks; I was so proud. But then, I grabbed a fork so that I could get a good taste!

Melli said...

I would certainly need Mr. Gattino's chopsticks! I always give up and use the fork!

That basket is very pretty! Do you keep tea in it?

Julie said...

What interesting items. I have tried and tried eating with chopsticks and have never mastered it! I guess I need to keep practicing..;)
Have a blessed Friday..julie

Pamela said...

that is me with chopsticks: disabled.

Pretty tea basket. I would like to try your hibiscus tea.

claudie said...

i'm not very patient to eat with the baguettes so I prefer use my fork! Love your tea basket! It's very original and I didn't know it!

Dr.John said...

I just stay away from oriental restaurants.

Rayne said...

I love this Show and Tell meme idea. I have seen it on a few blogs today and it looks like so much fun. I think I am going to try it next Friday.
I like your bird sticks. I think it is a perfect counter point to your cat things.

diane said...

What a lovely basket. never tried hibiscus tea sounds interesting. Natty chopsticks, luckily we have mastered them.

Cheryl said...

Great show & tell... I would take some of those bird stir sticks and poke them into some plant pots for decorations.