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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Tea Kettle

Last night I decided to make some hot tea. You know, it was one of those nights where we had the heat on, a candle burning, while watching TV under a blanket…and I wanted me some tea to go with the ambiance, and to warm my tummy at that.

Declan said, “How are you going to make it?”

I responded, “In a tea kettle….” [Our super cute turquoise one I’ve only ever used a handful of times—but looks great on my stove at all times thankyouverymuch]

So I asked him to turn the stove on since I already had water in it. He did that, and came back into the living room.

“Babe? How will you know it’s done..?”

I said, “Hun…it whistles….” [duhh….]

He was like, “Oh that’s cool! I thought it only did that in movies or something.”

Whhhaaaa?

It was cute, seriously—it was. It made me realize there must not have been a lot of tea-making in his house as a kid. In my house, that and hot chocolate were a staple. We did not use a microwave; we used the good old tea-kettle, every time. When it whistled, we got excited, jumped up and made our cup of warm goodness. [Specifically after playing in the snow!]

After a few good minutes, don’t you know the tea kettle started whistling signaling to me, “I’m piping hot-come and get me!”

and then my man said, “There’s something about the sound that makes you feel warm on a cold night.”

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Almost nostalgic.


Photo credit: google images, thank you.



27 comments:

  1. I must admit-I have NO idea how to make hot tea! Southerners are used to ice cold, sweet tea! :) It sounds warm and yummy though!

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  2. I have never had anything out of a tea kettle :( Now I feel so deprived!!
    But maybe if I see a cute one at a thrift store I can try it out!

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  3. Too cute!!! Gotta have a cup of hot tea on a cold night ;-)

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  4. I need a tea kettle! I am also really jealous that it's cold enough to snuggle under blankets!! It's supposed to be over 100 degrees here tomorrow. :( LAME!

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  5. I wouldn't have a clue on the first step in making tea. But now I want to try!!

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  6. I want a kettle. We Florida kids didn't have one growing up, but I love them! And I drink tea in the winter now! (I actually live in North Florida, so it gets colder here - a lot more so - than where I grew up.) But I just love the comfort of a kettle sitting on the stove.

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  7. what a cute kettle! I need to start drinking more tea!

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  8. Aw, that's adorable! :) And I agree with you two completely. I love hot tea out of the kettle on a cold night. It is absolute perfection. :)

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  9. Cute! I've never owned a tea kettle before. My roommate in college had one and J and I were always so excited when it whistled because neither of us had ever used one before!

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  10. this post is exactly that...nostalgic. i was never allowed to have hot chocolate, cocoa, whatever as a child. so i make sure that each year when it starts to get cold here in the midwest that the tea kettle stops being the hot pink focal point of my kitchen and starts getting the usage it deserves. =)

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  11. What a cute husband you have! We got this electric tea kettle thing for a wedding presesnt and it is my favorite thing ever! Hot water is steaming in less than 2 minutes.

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  12. CONGRATS on the baby news! I was going to comment on that post but wasnt sure if you would see it! I had a misscarraige in MAy and it sucked! I have 2 wonderful healthy children so thats helped me get through the hard time. We are trying again so hopefully I will be able to share the same exciting news!Babies are such \blessing and your baby is going to be loved so much and blessed to have such great parents! Congrats again!

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  13. Hehehe! Aww what a cute hubby you have. A hot drink sounds fabulous right now!

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  14. Ha! That is so cute. I love making tea, and I ALWAYS use the tea kettle!

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  15. That's so funny, I can totally see my hubby saying the same thing!
    Hope the warm tea kept you warm and toasty.

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  16. the things our husbands say... oh precious.

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  17. LOL! How cute is that!? Husband's can be so boyish at times! ;) Love your tea kettle by the way!

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  18. What a fun little story! My version of hot tea? Microwave the water for 2:30mins then put the tea bag in the water :) Ta Da!

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  19. ooh i love tea... but i am usually too impatient to wait on the tea kettle so i always used to use the microwave... until I married Vince and he learned that the tea kettle whistles (i find it hilarious that neither of our boys knew they did that lol), from that point on he insisted we always use the tea kettle haha.

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  20. Growing up, my mom's tea kettle was shaped like a duck, and quacked when the water was ready. It was hilarious!

    Also, I want a turquoise tea kettle!

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  21. My tea kettle is my favorite of all our wedding gifts I have a black one just like the one in the pic. I use it almost every morning to make tea when I first wake up it's almost a comfort thing to hear that tea kettle whistle.

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  22. How cute! I love our tea kettle too! :) The microwave just isn't as much fun!!

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  23. I love the teapot! Perfect way to spend an evening, waiting for your tea. :)

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  24. This made me nod in agreement. And saw "aw" at your husband. Ya'll are cute. For reals. And tea is amazing in cool weather... *happy sigh* :) If I ever walk down the aisle.. okay okay.. WHEN I do.. I want to register for about 3 tea kettles b/c I tend to buy them for people when they get married b/c I think they're awesome!

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  25. Haha!!! Love it, reminds you of the days that were simple and you had a whistling tea kettle :)

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  26. lol-that's cute! Men can be so clueless, but it's adorable. My boyfriend once decided to make me dinner and when I got over there he had three heads of garlic and was getting ready to chop them all up. When I asked what he was doing with sooo much garlic he told me the recipe called for three cloves...he thought each head was a clove! That would have been an interesting dinner, but we still laugh about it now.

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