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Clementine Tea Bread

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Clementine Tea Bread

Clementine Tea Bread

Clementine Tea Bread

If you love clementines as much as I do, then you’ll delight in this zesty recipe. Moist, tender, and full of scrumptious flavor, this seasonal bread pairs perfectly with a cup of hot tea.

Clementines are only available for a limited time, so get them now while you can. Bursting with sweet, juicy goodness, they make the perfect snack. Easy to peel, these yummy little gems can be stored at room temperature for up to a week. You also can substitute oranges in place of clementines, if desired.

Since the season for clementines is fleeting, it’s a good idea to double the recipe and bake two loaves of bread. Savor one now and stash the other in the freezer to enjoy at a later time. This is a great way to extend the taste of these refreshing citrus fruits – my darling, clementines.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 teaspoons
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons finely grated clementine zest
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
3 tablespoons clementine juice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease the bottom of an 8×4-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in clementine zest and poppy seeds. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack set over foil. Cool 10 minutes more. Meanwhile, combine clementine juice and the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH just until sugar has dissolved, about 10 seconds. Stir well. Poke a long skewer into the top of bread at about 1-inch intervals; brush clementine-sugar mixture over bread. Cool completely. Makes 1 medium loaf.

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Both lemonade and iced tea will cool down the sultry days of summer, but why not combine the two, add freshly picked mint—and savor the ultimate in hot-weather drinks.

Garden-fresh mint steeped with tea combines deliciously with zesty lemon for the ultimate in refreshing taste. Make it extra indulgent by muddling a bit more mint, sugar, and lemon juice in each glass and adding a shot of rum along with the tea mixture. Keep the tea mixture cold in this practical pitcher from Oneida that’s just right for outdoor entertaining.

One thing is certain: A glass of Lemon Mint Iced Tea is the perfect drink for sipping on a beautiful summer day.


1 cup sugar
8 cups water
6 regular size tea bags
1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
Juice from 4 medium lemons
Ice cubes
Lemon slices
Mint sprigs
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and 2 cups water. Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, 2 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Pour the remaining 6 cups water into a large saucepan; cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add tea bags and mint. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a large pitcher. Stir in sugar/water mixture; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir in lemon juice. Place ice cubes in glasses; pour lemon mint iced tea over ice cubes; garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs. Makes 10 servings.

Thanks to Oneida for providing serveware