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Wild Violet Syrup. I made my first batch of wild violet syrup last night.

Wild Violet Syrup

I had half expected it to taste like sugar water, but I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out to have a nice sweet floral taste and made a nice addition to my evening tea. I’ve always been familiar with wild violets, but never by that name. My grandma always called them fighting roosters, because kids used to compete by hooking the “crooks” behind the flower head together and pulling to see which head would pop off first. The person with a flower still attached would be the victor. For this recipe you will need: Wild violet blossomsWaterSugarLemon juice I used white sugar in this recipe to achieve the ideal color, but I imagine you could use any type of sugar.

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Tea and coffee. Sodas, beer. Juices. Smoothies. A Cup Of This Every Morning Will Stop Fat Accumulation In Your Blood And Prevent Weight Gain. These days, it’s no secret that poor health is a big problem.

A Cup Of This Every Morning Will Stop Fat Accumulation In Your Blood And Prevent Weight Gain

The United States Military considers obesity an issue of national security, is the leading cause of preventable death in the US, and it’s estimated to cost more than $147 billion to treat each year. So it makes sense that more and more people are eating right and exercising. It’s the only way to lose weight for certain, but here are a lot of little things we can do to help stem the tide of weight gain and turn the scale around.

This special drink helps you bring your cholesterol and weight levels down. Here’s what you’ll need: 5 organic lemons5-6 sprigs of parsley3 liters of water1 tablespoon of baking soda Instructions: chop the lemons and parsley and boil over low heat in the water for 2 hours.Turn the heat off and let it stand for an hour.Remove all the ingredients and chop thoroughly.Cook again on low heat for another 3 hours. How to Make Shrubs (aka Drinking Vinegars) Without a Recipe. Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them?

How to Make Shrubs (aka Drinking Vinegars) Without a Recipe

Of course not. Shrub love — Rediscovering a colonial classic. We wait all year for this: fingers stained with cherry juice, arms covered in bramble scratches, and countertops cluttered with canning jars.

Shrub love — Rediscovering a colonial classic

We can, dry, freeze, jam, pickle, and preserve summer, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Two Easy-to-Make Probiotic Drinks That Heal the Gut. Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times As I’ve recently written an article, How to Turn Milk Into Healthy Probiotic Medicine, that discussed the body’s need for beneficial bacteria in order to maintain healthy gut flora.

Two Easy-to-Make Probiotic Drinks That Heal the Gut

Yogurt is probably the most popular probiotic rich food, although making it at home does require precision and time. To add to the options of making yogurt or kefir, there are other probiotic recipes that are a bit simpler and do not require the use of dairy. This article will focus on two of my favorite probiotic drinks: kvass and Kombucha. Tasting Lavender. At a potluck last week I was eager to taste the lavender lemonade, something I’d never made myself and drunk only once or twice before.

Tasting Lavender

But the drink was sweetened to a child’s taste; I guessed it had been made with twice the volume of sugar as lemon juice, before lavender syrup was added. And because the lemonade was already so sweet, apparently, only a little lavender syrup was included, so little that I could barely taste the lavender. Pimms drink recipe, dama bianca recipe.

Ahhhh Pimm’s.

Pimms drink recipe, dama bianca recipe

Nothing quite says a lazy day on a river bank, watching a bunch of toff’s row boats down a river. This drink doesn’t quite have the best of images in England. What is Chaga? Learn Why It's a Top Superfood Mushroom. Kombucha Questions & Answers. For those new to making kombucha, the process can be intimidating.

Kombucha Questions & Answers

Every little thing is confusing. Does it matter if my kombucha SCOBY sinks? Can I cut my SCOBY in half? Why can’t I ferment the kombucha SCOBY with fruit juice? How much sugar is left in the kombucha when it’s done? Healthy Recipes & Cooking Tips. 25 cocktails to make this fall. Horchata Recipe: Sweet Mexican Rice Milk. If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions.

Horchata Recipe: Sweet Mexican Rice Milk

P.S. This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I use, enjoy, or recommend. By making purchases through these links, you are supporting the companies or products I believe in, and you're supporting Food Renegade. Thank you! Have you ever tasted horchata — the sweet Mexican rice milk made with cinnamon? Homemade Almond Milk. The following article was written by Kaycee Basset and originally appeared on Vegan

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is my favorite kind of milk! Not only is it the healthiest (in my opinion), it also tastes the best. Almond milk is loaded with protein, calcium, and vitamin E, typically having more protein and calcium than mammal’s milk. There are many different ways to make almond milk. Dairy Free Recipe for Coconut Milk.