Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Larry the Chai guy’s Chai Recipe
(Yes, he is also "Larry the Pizza Guy",  and for at least one SHF meeting "Laurence of Asola")

8 oz water
2 – 3 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Cardamom Pods
2 -3  slices Ginger Root
1 ½ Tbs. Sugar
1 – 1 ½ Tbs loose leaf Tea
2 Cups Whole Milk
  1. Combine water, Black Tea, Sugar, Cinnamon Sticks, and Cardamon Pods in pan, bring to rolling boil on stove. Boil for 7 -8 minutes until tea is strong and dark.
  2. Add approx.. ¾ cup of milk bring back to boil, and add the Ginger Root, let soft  boil for 5 min.
  3. Add remaining milk, bring almost back to a boil. Remove from heat, strain and serve.
                                                                                                   “Larry the Chai Guy”
                                                                                                    With help from friend  Ngawang Tashi
Just a fun fact about names,
In a conversation with Zaya Rinpoche he was telling us how among Tibetans it is common to have nicknames along with your regular name so people know who you are. Like Thinlay Phodrang or  Phodrang Thinlay,  meaning Thinlay from the Phodrang, or    Dehra Dun  Lama- Lama from Dehra Dun - you get the idea,   So I was thinking about this and when we all went to the mall a while ago and tried to get a close parking spot, Thinlay pointed at me and said leg no good. So I am thinking hum, I am probably Teresa, Leg no good : ) Thinlay said it would be Khangpa chu? I think I just wrote leg water, I will have to get back to you on that. but it would mean leg broken. So there it is.


  1. Hey, what do we have to do to get an update around here???

  2. Sorry , they are installing a new water line and keep digging up the cable for internet. So for now internet no coming