Welcome to: Home Brews & Smoothies

Tea Basics 101 – Tea Type or Taste, How Do you Choose?


With over 3000 different varieties of tea in the world, how do you choose? Do you choose by the particular type of tea, or do you choose by the taste you like best?

Strawberry Lemonade


Why not toast the arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days with a refreshing and tasty beverage?

Great Pineapple Smoothies: Erase Winter Colds With Pineapple


Erase winter colds with Pineapple. This sweet tropical fruit contains Bromelain, an enzyme that eases congestion and suppresses coughs associated with Bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.

Santa Fe Cooking Recipe For Chili Cinnamon Hot Chocolate


Although, not originally from Santa Fe, I have lived here long enough to have assimilated completely into the culture of this mystical magical city. Santa Fe is truly unique. The community is eclectic and cosmopolitan, yet retains a small town feeling. Everybody knows everybody or know somebody who does. It’s a sleepy town where almost everything closes around 9:00 pm. Because of this a culture of private get-togethers and dinners at friends homes is the main source of social interaction.

6 Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes


Are you a smoothie lover? Looking for some new smoothie recipes that use bananas? If so, I would like to share 6 of my favorite banana flavored smoothie recipes with you.

Great Tips on How To Make Margarita


Are you having a party and you are thinking of a great drink to serve your guests? You can create a wonderful concoction by combining several ingredients that simply go well together. Just make sure you use the right amount of liquor and mixer in your drink. Making a superb cocktail drink is very simple, as long as you follow strictly the recipe you are using.

Crockpots and Slowcookers Aren’t Just For Roasts! Use Also for Making Delicious Hot Beverages!


Crockpots and slowcookers are great ways to make roasts, soups, stews, etc. But don’t stop there! Crockpots and slowcookers are also great for making hot beverages and keeping them warm during the party, etc. Try the yummy recipes in this article. If you are planning a Halloween party, Harvest Party, Christmas Caroling Party, etc. the crockpot is the way to serve your hot beverages. Sit the cooker beside the coffee pot and have your coffee and hot chocolate, cider, etc. right there together.

Some Simple Easy Wine Recipes


If you’re into homemade wine, you know the importance of getting some good homemade wine recipes. Just throwing some fruit juice and a fermenting agent in a jar and letting it sit for awhile will get you nothing but nasty fruit juice. You can of course try your own mixtures if you’re adventurous, and of course doing so is part of the fun of making your own wine, but especially if you are a beginner you’ll want to follow the easy wine recipes to the tee. Once you’re a bit more experienced, you can start experimenting with different fruit mixes and sugar levels, and who knows – you may even come up with some of your own homemade wine recipes over time! But to get you started, here are some basic recipes you can try.

Delicious Fruity Smoothies with Oranges!


Healthy fruity smoothies!

I want to share my two favorite tasty and fruity smoothies with you. Fruit not only tastes good, it is good for your health too.

Coconut Ginger Smoothie


Faster Metabolism : This tropical treats contain medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), a unique fat that is shuttled straight to the liver and immediately burned for fuel. Research shows this little detour revs metabolic rate by up to 50%, speeding weight loss and doubling energy levels.

Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe


Leaves are falling, there is a chill in air, and the holidays are fast approaching. This is the time of the year when the warmth and comfort of some of the seasonal, flavored espresso drinks come back into popularity. This Pumpkin Pie Latte recipe is for your espresso coffee makers at home and will not only warm the body and exhilarate the taste buds, it will also get one back in the holiday spirit. This latte is very festive with several additional ingredients which are provided below.

Chia Supercharges a Creamy Smoothie


Enjoying a generous breakfast smoothie every day became a habit for me over the summer. As fall arrived, I continued to make this sunny morning drink. But I also realized that it was gradually increasing my weight, so I decided to create a slimmer version as luscious and rich in the right stuff, including protein, calcium and fiber, and with creamy texture and pleasing sweetness.

Prevent Varicose Veins: Blueberries Boost Enegizing Blood Flow : Blueberry Smoothie


Prevent Varicose veins: Blueberries boost enegizing blood flow, are rich sources of Vitamin C that enhances anti-infalmmatory bioflavonoids which improve vein elasticity to increase blood flow in the extremities, a recent study finds.

Stabilize Mood Swings – Be Happy: Berry Almond Blast


Want another feel-good smoothie? Try this yogurt smoothie worth tasting:

Pairing Beer with Food – A Brief How To Guide


Wine and food pairings are nothing new. There are hundreds of years’ worth of study behind these pairings. However, beer shouldn’t be left out of the meal planning. In fact, you’ll find that there are tons of different dishes that pair well with different brews. The secret lies in knowing what types of foods different brews pair best with. Here are some simple guidelines to get you started pairing brews with meals.