Category Archive: Drinks

Guess!

  It’s scobies/little mothers in starter tea for Kombucha I’m making for my class tonight on herbs, natural foods and gardening with Ron Wilson/Natorp‘s at Turner Farms.  Thanks to neighbor Erin Phillips, who brought me 7 scobies & tea from her stash!

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Gluten Free/Kosher Beer for Passover

One of my readers talked about using beer in a brisket recipe for Passover. If you need a wheat free, Kosher beer for Passover, no worries. See the photo? The  brew is courtesy of beer maker Bryan Meadan, whose date ale— made from silan, a date honey — is completely gluten-free as well as kosher for Passover, certified by Badatz …

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Fire Cider Easy to Make: Boost Immune and Circulatory Systems

A few years ago I interviewed Rosemary Gladstar, mentor and herb expert, during a break we had when we were both speakers at the Mother Earth Convention in Pennsylvania. She mentioned making fire cider. I was intrigued. Fire cider? What the heck was that? And does it taste good? Well, first of all, fire cider …

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Biblical Herbs, Foods and Spices for Colds and Flu

Many of the herbs and foods commonly used from Bible days on, along with old fashioned home remedies your Mom or Grandma used, when used properly, can be your body’s best and least costly  defense against colds and the flu. These remedies also help to minimize the misery if you do get a cold or …

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DIY: You’ll be bouncing with Cherry Bounce!

    I knew it was going to happen. Requests for my cherry bounce are coming in at a faster pace than last year. Well, truth be told, it’s not my recipe at all. It was a long time ago that I had my first taste of cherry bounce. It was at my friend Ann …

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Spearmint or Peppermint for Mint Julep Recipe?

Mint Julep Recipe Peppermint for Mint Juleps Spearmint or Peppermint – which is best for Mint Juleps? There’s always a debate about this. Spearmint is traditional, and sweeter than peppermint. Peppermint contains a lot of menthol, which makes it taste stronger. Peppermint is used in a lot of medicines, and also in toothpastes, peppermint candies …

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Feverish? Cold or flu? Healthful punch hydrates

What to drink with the flu - Citrus Drink

Feverish? Cold or flu? Hydrate with this healthful punch You need to hydrate when you have cold and flu symptoms. What to drink with the flu is a refreshing juice drink with vitamins and antioxidants to soothe. When we were kids and had a sore throat or upset tummy,  Mom would treat the sore throat …

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How to Make a Mojito: A Refreshing Mojito Recipe

Mojito Muddler

How to Make a Mojito – Made with Sugar or Stevia Our friend Ron Wilson – who contributes his gardening column to our site – has sure been getting his exercise lately. Rita’s recommendation…”how to make a mojito!”  Making a Mojito the right way creates a refreshing drink that tastes delicious on a warm summer day. Mojitos …

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Tea with Ginger: The Perfect Cup of Tea.

Tea with Ginger

Tea with Ginger An easy ginger tea that’s perfect for a cool day or whenever you need a lift. Tea with Ginger was the perfect drink to make on a recent appearance with Channel 19 in Cincinnati. In the past few weeks, Rita was feeling under the weather. But this tea with ginger is just …

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