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Grapefruit Rosemary Kombucha

KOMBUCHAAAAAA!! Bless you. No seriously, kombucha! Have you heard of it? Have you tried it? Do you love it? Would you make it at home? Puuuuuhlease! Doesn’t that require beakers, test tubes and Bunsen burners? Sounds complicated! But it’s not, I promise! Kombucha is a probiotic-rich drink, naturally fermented with sugar, black tea, and a… 

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Peach Thyme Syrup Recipe

Recipe | Peach Thyme Syrup for Sodas, Iced Tea & Lemonade

There was a time, many years ago, when I only drank soda. Once in a while, when I was feeling like I wanted to be healthy, I’d drink juice too. But not juice juice–the kind of juice that’s pink and refrigerated and has all sorts of flavors and colors in it, but actual fruit is… 

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Natural Calm Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Natural Calm Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe + My Experience Using Magnesium for Migraines

Whenever I mention my migraines on my blog, I get an email or two from people asking me if I’ve tried taking magnesium. And every time I get one of those emails, I remember that I should post an update about how the magnesium experiment I started last year turned out. Because yes! I do… 

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Cranberry Orange Spritzer Recipe

A Change of Holiday Plans + A Cranberry Orange Spritzer Recipe

This was supposed to be a post with photos of all the delicious things I baked to bring with us when we visited our families for Christmas. But I didn’t do any baking. And we are not in Illinois! On Friday, our cat Miso was acting strange. He’s a pretty neurotic guy, so we didn’t… 

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Peach Melba Greek Yogurt Shake

KitchenAid Hand Blender Review + Peach Melba Shake Recipe

If I had to make a list of the small appliances I use most in my kitchen, my hand blender would be at the very top. I love hand blenders so much that when our traditional blender broke, I didn’t even bother searching for a replacement–between the hand blender and our food processor, the regular… 

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A Visit to the Charleston Tea Plantation + Iced Tea with Honey Lemon Ginger Ice Cubes

When we were in Charleston last week it was really hot. I nagged my husband to stop for drinks every hour or so and I soon found a favorite local beverage–American Classic Sweet Tea. Normally I’m not big on sweet tea because it is so sweet, but this was perfectly sweetened. And then we discovered… 

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Vanilla Ice

Recipe | Vanilla Ice (for Delicious Summer Drinks!)

There are a few things you need to know about this Vanilla Ice recipe: It won’t rock a mic like a vandal. It won’t wax a chump like a candle. It won’t cook MC’s like a pound of bacon. But if you have a problem (with drinks getting watery and tasteless after your ice melts),… 

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Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Recipe | Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake

When I was in college, I often started my day with a weight loss shake. I’m not gonna name names, but they rhymed with GrimFast. They were pretty disgusting (and kind of tasted like the can they came in–because really, who doesn’t like a gritty metallic chocolate flavored shake first thing in the morning?), but… 

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Sparkling Meyer Lemonade

Recipe | Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade

This week I wrote about my freezer not working right and my seedlings being stunted and yellow. It’s been one of those weeks. It all started when I dropped my camera and from there, it seemed like nothing was going my way. Nothing! But my spirits picked up a little bit when we were grocery… 

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Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca

How to Make Your Own Chia Drink | Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca Recipe

If you’ve never seen chia drinks in stores, you’re probably giving me the side-eye right now. (Well, as much as you can give a blogger the side-eye–I can’t see it, but I know it’s happening!) But really, this is a thing! The first time I saw a bottle of juice with chia seeds in it,… 

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