Category Archives: Beverage

National Cocoa Day – Lavender Cocoa

Did you know there’s a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa? Here in the U.S. we tend to use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference! Hot chocolate is literally drinking chocolate – shavings of chocolate melted into … Continue reading

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Mocktail Recipes Drinkers and Non-Drinkers Will Love

If you have never heard of a mocktail, it is similar to a cocktail but made of all non-alcohol ingredients. This can have its advantages, as they can be made for anyone at any time of year without worrying about … Continue reading

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Salty Hound of Baskerville – A Halloween Drink

As you sit and wait for all those trick or treaters on Halloween night, here’s a terrifying drink to sip, right out of a Sherlock Holmes story!

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Summer Tequila Mint Julep

I really enjoy a cold mint julep on a hot summer day – sitting outside on the deck, listening to the birds and sipping on a refreshing cocktail. But I didn’t have any bourbon! So I decided to see what … Continue reading

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Strawberry – Lavender Lemonade

A hot summer day calls for ice cold lemonade! And with all the plump strawberries everywhere, why not fancy it up? How about the flavors of strawberries and lavender in that lemonade swirling around in your mouth, cooling you down … Continue reading

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Twenty Memorial Day Ideas

Memorial Day is upon us! Some folks love to celebrate with a barbecue – others with a picnic. Here are TWENTY ideas! Hope you enjoy.

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The Surprising Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Do you need a cup of coffee to get you through the morning at work? Do your friends constantly tell you that you drink too much of it? Well, you can fire back at them with the benefits of drinking … Continue reading

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National Irish Coffee Day

I had no idea there was a day for Irish coffee. Did you? This warming beverage was first served in the 1940’s at the Shannon airport in SW Ireland. Intending to warm the weary travelers stopping in, Chef Joe Sheridan … Continue reading

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Solstice Glögg – A Yule Tradition

The Winter Solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year and it happens at the same moment for everyone on earth. It’s when the sun reaches its farthest point south it has been the entire year and … Continue reading

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Who Needs Starbucks? Improving Your Coffee At Home

A visit to a coffee shop is part of a daily ritual for many people, including me!  But it can become an expensive habit.  With most people spending $2-5 on their daily cup of joe, it’s something that can really … Continue reading

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