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Pineapple, Cinnamon, and Ginger Iced Tea Recipe on Food52. A Comprehensive Guide To How To Make Almond Milk - Foolproof Living. Pineapple Ginger Agua Frescas Recipe. 6 of the best sparkling water recipes – The Holistic Ingredient. Remove all sugary soft drinks, 100% fruit juices and alcohol from your weekly liquid consumption and that pretty much leaves you with ....filtered water.

6 of the best sparkling water recipes – The Holistic Ingredient

In fact right now, I'm not even drinking my beloved kombucha, but that's a whole other story for another day. Needless to say, drinking plain water all day every day (and night) gets a little dull. Whilst I fully understand it's benefits and hold filtered water dear to my heart (you may have read my recent post How to water your body (and what happens if you don't) ), a girl (or boy) surely deserves to mix things up every now and then. So it was with absolute pleasure that I recently received a Sodastream machine and was able to start doing exactly that, spicing up my daily hydration with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Early evening drinks with friends certainly looks a whole lot prettier (and more interesting) now. I love getting creative in the kitchen and indeed that's what I've been doing. Strawberry Delight. How to Make Wildflower Mead. Hello and welcome to early summer!

How to Make Wildflower Mead

What a beautiful time of year it is. Wildflowers are blooming everywhere and it seems like a good time to start putting them to good use, in fermented form of course! I’ve used wildflowers in my homemade salve, but I wanted to make sure I got a gallon batch of mead going before it was too late. Here I will show you how to make wildflower mead. Want to learn more about making mead? Pine Needle and Raspberry Soda. Chai Spice Smoothie - The Pistachio Project. I may receive commissions from purchases made through links in this article.

Chai Spice Smoothie - The Pistachio Project

Full Disclosure I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with chai lately. The combination of spices is heavenly and you can use them in so many things. Fair warning, I’m bound to have a few chai recipes on this blog soon like this chai spice sugar scrub! Did you know that chai actually refers to tea and not the spices that we usually think of as chai? Masala Chai is what we are actually referring to when we think about “chai”. Chai spices are also something that has no set recipe.

Some chai spices will have many ingredients, while others will only have a few. One of my favorite ways to use chai spice is in a smoothie. It’s a slightly interesting idea as generally chai is served warm and clearly smoothies are cold, however the pair work great together bringing a level of comfort that is hard to find in smoothies. I use coconut milk in this smoothie as right now I’m dairy free. How to make a Natural Protein Shake without Protein Powder (Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

Flavoring & Bottling Kombucha Tea: Tips for Fizzy Kombucha & Second Fermentation. Other Flavoring Ideas and Combinations Blueberries and cinnamonBerries and fresh or candied gingerStrawberries and basilCherries and almond extractPears and almond extractApple juice and cinnamonLemon or lime juice and fresh gingerPineapple juice, coconut water, and coconut extractVanilla beans (split open) or vanilla extractPumpkin pie spiceFresh or candied gingerCoconut extractLavender and chamomileChai Spice BlendLemon balm and rose hipsCombine 50% lemonade water kefir and 50% kombucha for a Probiotic Palmer.

Flavoring & Bottling Kombucha Tea: Tips for Fizzy Kombucha & Second Fermentation

Make Kombucha Fizzy Through a Second Fermentation and Bottling Why Second Ferment Kombucha? There are quite a few advantages to bottling the finished kombucha and fermenting it further. A second fermentation period allows the flavors to meld and achieve a deeper and more complex flavor profile. Choosing Bottles for Storing Kombucha A better option is a Grolsch-style flip-top bottle, which will adequately contain the fermentation gases and keep the kombucha better carbonated. How to Make Elderflower Soda (or Elderflower Sparkling Wine) - A Magical Life. Have you heard of elderflower soda?

How to Make Elderflower Soda (or Elderflower Sparkling Wine) - A Magical Life

This is a traditional elderflower delicacy that is so popular in Romania that it inspired Coca-Cola to release their own version, Fanta Shokata (though theirs contains no real elderflowers). It is also known as Socată or Suc de Soc. Here’s the recipe to make your own, which is another from my book, Elderberries: The Beginner’s Guide to Foraging, Preserving and Using Elderberries for Health Remedies, Recipes, Drinks and More (available on Kindle and in paperback).

You’ll find my elderberry schnapps recipe here on the blog, too, plus other elderberry recipes. Note that the recipe calls for a packet of yeast but we find that we don’t need very much yeast if we’re not allowing the elderflower soda to become wine (which it will do if you let it go for more than 3 days or so — see directions).