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Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha is a tart, fizzy, fermented beverage made of sweetened tea and a specific culture known as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). It has been around for thousands of years. Kombucha’s probiotic content is what has everyone’s attention. The fermentation process also creates some vitamins, including vitamin C and certain B vitamins, […]

Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha (also known as tea mushroom or Manchurian mushroom) is a fermented, slightly sparkling black or green tea beverage that is usually lightly flavored with fruit, ginger, or herbs. Kombucha is commonly intended as a functional beverage for health benefits (although there is no real scientific evidence to support health benefit claims). Kombucha is produced […]

Staying Hydrated

Staying Hydrated

Cool down this summer with healthy tips and tricks to stay hydrated. Bubbles: Try a splash of 100 percent fruit juice in a sup of sparkling water. Remember to limit your juice intake to no more than 8 ounces per day. You can also mash up fruit such as raspberries or blueberries, and cover with […]

Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Ice Tea or Iced Tea? It depends on where you live. In the South, it’s called ice tea and everywhere else it’s called iced tea. Iced tea did not take its current form until the popularity of black tea took off, thanks to the work of the Indian Tea Commission at the St. Louis World’s […]

100 Years Ago In America

100 Years Ago In America

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years old. Americans spent 1/3 of their income on food. Children remained under their parents’ roofs until they were married. Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. […]

Citrus

Citrus

Oranges and lemons were first brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers. Today the United States is among the world’s top citrus growers and consumers. To choose the best citrus select fruit that is heavy and not too soft. When selecting oranges don’t worry about the color, as it is not a good indicator of […]

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus Zest It Add zip to baked goods, stir-fries or stews. Make citrus salt! Juice It Lemons juice helps keep sliced fruits and root vegetables from turning brown. Finish savory dishes with a squeeze of lemon juice to enhance the flavors. Freeze It Freeze citrus juice or zest […]

Ways To Use Maple Syrup

Ways To Use Maple Syrup

Ways To Use Maple Syrup Add flavor to your favorite recipes by replacing refined white sugar with pure maple syrup. 1 1/3 cups (335 ml) of maple syrup replaces 1 cup (225 g) of white sugar. When using maple syrup, reduce the amount of liquid in recipes by 1/3 cup (85 ml). Drizzle on fruit […]

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts I believe it’s always best to start with the positive so let’s start with the “Dos.” Table Dos Do place your napkin in your lap, and use it to blot your lips and wipe your hands. Do wait for your hostess to be seated before you start eating, unless requested […]

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea This Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea is so refreshing. If you want to make ahead then add the ice cubes before serving. INGREDIENTS 3 Green Tea Bags 3 Cups Boiling Water 2 Cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 1/2 Cup Agave Nectar 1 Cup Mint Leaves 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit (Thinly […]