I haven’t been so sad to finish a book in a long time. I held on to the last pages of The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver for as long as I possibly could. Since I read The Poisonwood Bible, I’ve been a huge fan of her work. The huge amount of research that went into The Lacuna to create the perfect blend between history and fiction is evident in every character, landscape and event. The novel portrays well-known artists Diego Riviera and Frieda Kahlo, and politician Lev Trotsky along with other prominent figures, from the view of a young cook in their Mexican kitchen. The story is written as journal entries and spans over almost 30 years. Definitely a book I’d recommend if you’re into the arts and history. I absolutely loved it.
“The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know.” – The Lacuna
We’ve been on a little rooibos tea high the last couple of weeks. Instead of coffee, my hubby now wakes me with a steaming cup of rooibos tea with a teaspoon of honey. That inspired this rooibos iced tea with honey and lemon, because sometimes you need something cool to quench your thirst. Sweet and refreshing with a bit of tang, this one is already a favourite.
800 ml strong rooibos tea
Juice of 3 lemons
4 tablespoons of honey
4 slices of lemon
- Mix the rooibos tea and lemon juice with the honey in a large jug.
- Add the sliced lemon and serve ice cold.