Tis the season of peppermint candies, hot cocoa and cold gloomy days! Nothing better to cheer and warm you right up like a nice hot cup of peppermint hot cocoa…freshly made in your kitchen! No waiting in line at the coffee shop, plus you save money making your own beverages at home!
Mountain tea grows in abundance in Albania, Macedonia and Greece. I grew up drinking mountain tea its a sweeter tea than chamomile, and tastes and smells wonderful.
Mountain tea or Sideritis has many health benefits as well, so you get to enjoy the taste of your tea while benefiting from it! Oh and did I mention its caffeine free? Yup so you can enjoy a lovely cup of this tea anytime of the day and night!:)
This turned out great! My son said…’better than I thought it would taste!’ Reason he said that is because after biting into a cranberry he found how tart they are…indeed they are, that is why you need to sweeten it, that is the reason I called it a smoothie and not juice.
Tis the season of cold and flu…and in my house that means getting a jump start on building up our immune system! A few years ago I had the ‘Swine flu’ and I cannot tell you how sick I was…and with 3 kids to take care of I just don’t know how I did it! It could have been worse if I didn’t know these tips that I will share with you today!
I hosted a dessert party on my Facebook fan page last week, I had my kids vote and pick which they wanted me to make and feature it on my blog. We had a tie! This one came from Joan from chocolatechocolateandmore! Her Birthday Cake Milkshakes won my kids over!
Its summer time! So much fruit to choose from to enjoy and cool off with on a hot summers day! I love to make juice for my kids, and they sure love when I come up with new drinks! I was inspired with what I had in the kitchen, I had half a watermelon in the fridge, some left over cherries and my mom had got me some limes, I thought it would make for a good drink and I was right!
The other drink is made of oranges and strawberries, my strawberries weren’t as pretty as they were the day before so they were perfect for juice making! I had some oranges in the fridge that no one was touching so I decided to make 2 kinds of juices!
Its summer time! Summer drinks are here! I did not always like lemonade but I have grown to love it! I think as a kid I found it way to sour! I didn’t even like lemons in general and now I have to have lemons in my kitchen all the time! Isn’t if funny how our tastes buds change over the years!
Cold watermelon is the best on a hot summers day! What is even better is drinking it…cools you right off! Just ask my hubby…he was working real hard in the yard the other day and I surprised him with one of these drinks! The combination of lemon & watermelon is wonderful! If I had lime I would have added some as well….there is always next time!
For those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I found a new love and passion with juicing! I want my children drinking healthy juices, with out all the preservatives, sugar & colour! Juicing is best when first made so that your body absorbs all the nutrients it provides.
I have been experimenting with different recipes that I share on my fan page in an album named ‘juicy juice’.
My kids love fruit punch, and for years I have been giving them fruit punch that gave them a sugar high, rather than a natural healthy one that gives energy from natural juice.
Getting the kids to like homemade juice on the other hand was a challenge, they are so use the store bought….. they were sold when I made them this! Whoo hooo I was so happy that after all that effort they loved it!
One of my favourite drinks when I was a kid was Orange Julius from the mall! Its been many years since I have had one…since I got my juicer I have been experimenting with different recipes and have come up with some yummy drinks!
I will share with you my version I added a carrot to this one, I didn’t add any yesterday….it changed the flavour a bit but was still delicious.