This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in the states. Ditch the sugary sodas and celebrate by cooling off with this unique infusion of rhubarb, orange and mint. One glass contains vitamin C as well as lutein and...
Enjoy a new twist on a refreshing summer beverage Whether you’re preparing for a day on the lake, a barbecue party or a simple meal in the backyard, iced tea is a refreshing summer classic. Try a new twist on...
This post-workout smoothie will help you refuel with protein (to repair and build muscle) and carbohydrates (necessary to restock glycogen stores). It also comes with nutrients that repair tissues including vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, and B vitamins. Ingredients 1/2...
Greet guests with a beautiful and fragrant holiday cocktail. This punch can be prepared in advance, allowing for easy serving during celebrations. It's the perfect way to entertain your guests when you are busy preparing the food for your...
Each serving of this creamy pie includes almost a half cup of watermelon, a source of lycopene, a compound related to beta carotene that lowers the risk for heart disease, inflammation, and even skin aging. The potassium in watermelon...
Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. You only need to start off with a...
A gorgeous Mexican mango was the inspiration for a flavorful, antioxidant-rich smoothie in my kitchen this week. In celebration of that particularly sunny shade of pink-orange-yellow found in mangoes, carrots, and citrus fruits, I whipped up a sweet, fruity,...
How to make a watermelon keg. Its a great way to display your favorite chilled drink.  Perfect for family gatherings, summer picnics, backyard parties. What you will need to make it: 1 medium-large oval or oblong watermelon (seeded or...
Try making your own ice cream with fresh floral elements.  Here is a simple recipe for lavender ice cream made from fresh lavender. Making Lavender Ice Cream 4 cups of milk2 cups of whipping cream8 egg yolks1 cup of...
Loose-leaf tea is typically sold in bulk, measured by weight. In the United States this is usually by ounces and pounds, but because the tea culture in the UK and other countries using the metric system, is much stronger...