I am a self-proclaimed tea monger, addict, lover. It is my hot beverage of choice. Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas. Being a bit caffeine sensitive, I usually make mine with Rooibos as the “tea” instead of the traditional Black Ceylon. If the basis of this tea is plain ol’ Black Ceylon tea,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Recipes
Brrrrr, It’s Cold!!! Feed Your Hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds are a wonder: they fascinate, delight and dazzle us with their antics, crazy metabolism and beauty. When you think of these little winged motors, do you see them zipping about in the winter cold or only spring, summer and early fall seasons? There are a number of species that do not migrate to Central… Read more »
From Sublime to Divine: Lavender Sugar!
“Just a spoonful of (Lavender) Sugar makes the recipes go ’round”. You and your tasters will be singing this song – no need for Julie Andrews to be present – when you use lavender infused sugar in some of your baking delights. It is so easy to make, yet it will transform a very tasty treat into… Read more »
Bring on the Fiber with Euro Oat Bread
If you like the dark, dense breads of Europe, this one’s for you. It is loaded with protein and nutrients like calcium and thiamine (good for the nervous and cardiovascular systems.) The nutritional superhero in this bread, however, is fiber and human bodies thrive on ample amounts of it. See Anna Herby’s great blog on… Read more »
DIY: Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
If you are a busy baker, you may want to switch to a baking powder that does not contain aluminum, as most commercial ones do. Here’s why: Aluminum consumption has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Use of aluminum based acid salts to leaven the dough can also sometimes give a slightly… Read more »
You Could Climb a Mountain with These Bars! Actually, I Did.
Sometimes a good protein can be hard to find – especially when it has to be portable, stable without refrigeration, and ready to eat out-of-hand. These bars fill the requirements and then some. Supremely easy to assemble (a great recipe to do with kids) with on-hand ingredients and less than an hour invested from start… Read more »
Cold Brew Coffee: Great Gifts and A Pal for Popeye
Here’s a dream I bet you java lovers have had more than once: An instant cup of joe that has a rich flavor, is very inexpensive and comes from fresh beans instead of a bottle of powder. Is that too much to ask for? Your Fairy Godmother just waved her aromatic wand – decorated with… Read more »
Summer’s Here. Who Wants Ice Cream?
Nothing beats a high quality ice cream on a hot day. Instead of heading out to the grocery to purchase your next frozen treat, make it yourself with this easy recipe! You don’t even need an ice cream maker. With just 3 ingredients, you can make this in no time. You’ll have to wait some… Read more »
DIY Mocha Frappe
A frozen coffee drink really hits the refreshing spot on an uber warm day. They can be found at virtually any coffee house – but at a stiff price and with ingredients you may not want to put into your precious body. Most shops use chocolate syrup to make frappes, which commonly contains HFCS (high… Read more »
A Perfect Summer Meal: Chilled Corn Soup
When the corn is fresh and it’s too hot to cook, don’t! This refreshing and filling soup is not only quick and easy to prepare, it doesn’t heat you or your kitchen up. Go out to your garden and pick your corn, basil and scallions – or get them from your local farmer – and… Read more »