Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
Here's a simple and reliable method for making wholesome red and white table wine from supermarket grape juice, sugar, and yeast. No chemicals and no specialist equipment needed.
Celery juice is a refreshing drink that helps to start the day by hydrating your body with healthy nutrients.
This guide talks all about the macchiatos on the Starbucks menu, including the very popular Caramel Macchiato. Learn all about these beverages from a Starbucks barista's perspective.
The United States is home to a number of good companies that bottle spring water, but some consumers want to know where the actual springs are located. This article provides locations and maps.
For hardcore whisky fans like myself, there is nothing quite like a dram of single malt. Here are my selections for the 5 best single malt Scotch whiskies.
Making liquor is a sometimes hazardous business that involves working with highly flammable liquids.
Easy-to-follow steps for making delicious elderflower champagne or nonalcoholic elderflower cordial. Just pick your blossoms and combine them with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety instructions and handy tips for foolproof success are included.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
Learn how to make really great-tasting milky coffee with soya milk without the milk curdling and separating. Non-dairy lattes are firmly back on the menu now that I have solved this curdling conundrum.
Here I will show you step by step how to juice fresh noni fruit using a blender. The noni is used as a diet aid and also is claimed to be beneficial in the battle of some cancers.
I think blue curaçao cocktails are very refreshing, and some of my favorite cocktails contain this delicious liqueur. Check out 10 of (what I think are) the best blue curaçao cocktails.
Step-by-step photos and instructions for making your own pineapple-infused vodka. It's an easy and enjoyable project with tasty results. Drink recipes included.
Don't waste your money ordering an expensive Kombucha kit. This exhaustive guide to creating your own will set you up in no time.
What's the secret to the best limeade? Learn how to make summer's most refreshing beverage...with or without a blender! Also included: how to utilize the whole lime for economical limeade.
Advocates of Bulletproof Coffee claim that this miracle potion can give you lots of energy, improve your IQ, and even help you lose weight. Too good to be true?
Making the best fresh coffee is all about getting the right combination of coffee beans, coffee bean grinder and coffee maker. For most of us, there are also cost issues to think about. Do you really need to...
In this recipe, I blend two roots (or rhizomes, to be precise) into a simple, delicious anti-inflammatory tonic that I use to alleviate my joint pain.
Is store-bought kombucha a healthy drink you might serve your kids, or is it a controversial and questionable concoction to worry about? Read on to get the full story on the alcohol content of this popular drink.
Who doesn’t always want a cold beer on tap? That is why many people have begun taking on a new hobby: microbrewing. This art has been around since the Sumerians fermented the first hops and found that it kind of tasted good.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great way for everyone to get their daily servings of fruit. Here are 5 healthy recipes, as well as suggestions for healthy add-ins for an extra nutritional boost.
If you've grown herbs for herbal teas or tisanes, the next step is to preserve them. You can dry them easily and make your own herbal teas with them.
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails. Here are five classic recipes for mixing the best-tasting margarita.
Martinis have been comforting the stressed since Martini di Arma di Taggia slid one across the bar top to a customer in New York in 1911. Or, maybe not.
It's amazing how much good a little plant can do for our health. Herbal teas aren't just good for you, they are fun to create and they taste good too.
Ginger beer is a good alternative to ordinary beer for your St. Patrick's Day party this year. Do note that brewed ginger beer is an alcoholic beverage and that it must be made non-alcoholic for kids.
The best homemade blackberry brandy is easy to make at home. Homemade Blackberry Brandy is great for sipping or to pour over ice cream or use in desserts.
There are many wine descriptions and terms that wine experts and connoisseurs use when tasting wine. When you understand these terms you will be able to communicate what particular characteristics you enjoy in a wine. Here are 10 terms to know and how to taste wine like an expert.
There are countless varieties of coffee and coffee-based beverages out there. Even ordering a simple drink at your local cafe can feel overwhelming when you're presented with so many options. Learn the coffee drink basics here.
Buying the best electric wheatgrass juicer within your budget can be a balancing act. In this article, you'll find some of the best options on the market.
Learn how to make Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru! Try either the Authentic or Quick & Easy Pisco Sour recipe. Also included: substitutions and how to find ingredients in the United States.
There is nothing more fun than having Jell-O shots at one of your parties. They are relatively inexpensive to make and something fun you can have on hand to offer your guests and their friends.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a good coffee grinder in my experience. Here are three suggestions for inexpensive coffee grinders.
"How To Make Great Coffee" sounds so simple, doesn't it? Yet it is a fine art of simplicity and complication. There are four main steps involved in making great coffee. Here I have laid it all out.
Advances in viticulture research and technology have revealed the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, to be an exciting hidden hotbed of great wine. In this article, I review a wonderful new addition: Cloudsley Cellars.
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
A simple recipe that will transform the taste of Ensure and the way you drink it. Pair with juice and fruit for a delicious frozen drink. Nutrition CAN be fast, easy and yummy after all.
Growing your own Ginger Beer Plant and then making your own alcoholic Ginger Beer is easier than you might think. This article explains in detail how to go about it and what results you can expect to achieve....
Grinding your own coffee is recommended if you want your beverages to have maximum flavor. I look at the main types of grinder for coffee and give examples of my favorite products.
Did you know that hot chocolate isn't the same thing as hot cocoa? Americans often use the two terms interchangeably, but this is confusing to the European and South American audiences.
There are two main types of coffee beans: arabica and robusta. This article explores the differences between them.
Red wine is sultry and captivating. From the curvy glass, the delicious aroma, and the alluring color, red wine is the ultimate date beverage that enhances the romantic mood.
The richest, creamiest smoothie is also quick and easy to make. It's full of healthy ingredients, gluten-free, raw, vegan, dairy-free, and can be salt and sugar-free. And best of all, it's economical!
Brewing a mead the really old fashioned way! Making a mead the same way the Anglo-Saxons did in the 400s, during the Dark Ages of Britain.
Teabags might be a little more convenient, but loose leaf green and white teas are bursting with antioxidants and other healthful properties. But how much of a difference is there really? Is loose leaf tea actually so inconvenient to prepare? And is...
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer drink.
This article will examine how different types of tea are prepared and enjoyed across seven different countries.
How to use avocado oil in a smoothie! This recipe creates an easy and great tasting blend of spinach, banana and yogurt that comes with all the health benefits of avocado oil.
There is no need to strain this nut milk. It is smooth and creamy as is. Make sure to use slivered almonds. They are magic!
One of the less welcome side effects of drinking green or white tea is that it can make you go to the loo more. Don't worry. This is actually a sign that the tea is working, and it is only temporary.
A steam juicer makes juicing fruit easy. Learn about the parts of this kitchen tool and see how it works.
Earl Grey tea is a black tea flavored by oil of bergamot. The fragrant oil is produced from the bergamot orange. The best type is produced in Calabria in Italy.
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
A must-read for the beginner or the advanced tea drinker, covering the production process, types of leaves, blends, flavorings, and health benefits.
What's the secret to making the perfect gin and tonic? Let me show you, and you'll never make it another way again. This is a must-have recipe for the gin-lover.
A quick and clear guide to green and white teas, from health benefits and warnings to brewing and different varieties, read this for a whistle-stop tour of the fragrant and delicious world of tea.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
I'm usually not very picky when it comes to beer, but after trying the abomination known as BOXER, I felt it was my duty to warn fellow beer drinkers about this noxious brew.
If you’re a beer aficionado, you’ve probably wondered what it takes to make your own beer. Not that much actually. To make a small batch, you’ll need a brewing kit consisting of some essential items for beer making—and a little patience.
Manual coffee grinders are quiet, don't require a power source, plus they give you full control over the grinding process. I suggest my best 3 crank-operated mills.
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
Learn how to make Joshua's famous margaritas. How can you choose the best-tasting tequila? Which liqueur complements tequila and lime better than triple sec? Also included: An interview with Joshua.
Easy-to-follow guide with pictures on how to make nocino, or Italian green walnut liqueur (also known as orahovica or orahovac in Croatian, or liqueur de noix in French).
Beer, in moderation, is a healthy addition to your diet. But you do need to weigh in the negatives before drinking a bottle every day!
What's the big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.
Make your cafe mocha at home with a Nespresso Espresso machine using quality Ghirardelli chocolate. Just follow this recipe and you'll never go back to drive thru mochas! And yes, it beats Starbuck's Verismo!
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today...
As responsible drinkers like to know what they are drinking, responsible home brewers should be able to tell them. This article explains how to manage sugar content and alcohol production.
Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C. Learn how to identify, gather, and blend your delicious rose hip tea.
Country wines are so much fun and perfect for those of us who aren't brewing or wine-making experts! Here's a simple recipe with easy-to-follow instructions for making peach wine from whole peaches.
Homemade peach brandy is delicious and easy to make. If you have access to your own peaches,pick the fruit at the peak of its ripeness for jams, pies and, of course, peach brandy. Here is a simple recipe for peach brandy that is sure to turn out well.
Are you craving bubble tea? Learn how to make your own delicious concoction at home. It's easy, and it will save you lots of money, too!
This is a great old family recipe for Rock and Rye. If you have never tasted Rock and Rye, you are in for a treat. It has a smooth, sweet flavor that goes down easily.
Limes are packed with vitamin C - important for your immune system, especially in the cold and flu season. But lime juice has also been shown in medical studies to fight more serious illnesses, such as malaria, cholera, golden staph and gastric inflammation.
Delicious bananas, berries, and ice are blended together to make this delicious breakfast smoothie, which can be enjoyed any time of the day.
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
The illegal distilling and sale of liquor in America has spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
Brighten up your party with some dazzling drinks sure to impress your guests! Here are some tips on making unique cocktails and glow-in-the-dark, fog, or flaming drinks.
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below! - Enjoy! MissOlive
From the fountains of yesterday to the plastic bottles of today, many soda pop brands have hit the marketplace; some are still here, and some are long gone. Throughout the decades, we Americans have loved our soda pop, and we still do! What is your favorite soft drink?
Here's how to clean and sanitize beer bottles for homebrewing using what you (probably) have around the house.
Yummy fall spices and amazing hot beverages are perfect for this time of year when the weather is cooling and the leaves are falling. There are so many delicious hot drinks to enjoy during this season, and I hope these ideas give you some inspiration.
On the rocks or on the stem, the vodka martini is the iconic baby boomer drink with its own history, lore and more, including the secret recipe for the perfect vodka martini
Directions and tips on how to clean a coffee maker. This is a quick and easy procedure that takes only a few minutes.
Four great green tea recipes, including a regular iced green tea recipe, a mint tea recipe, a peach tea recipe, and a wonderful diet green tea with citrus juices. Photos and easy instructions included!
Wine tastings are the perfect opportunity to observe an insufferable breed of humans who pretend they possess a highly specialized knowledge and that other mortals should bow before their superiority.
A comprehensive guide that covers both the basics of Starbucks Frappuccinos and all of the components of blended coffee Frappucinos. The author is a Starbucks barista.
“In vino veritas.” (In wine there is truth.) – Pliny, the Elder, 23-79 A.D. Number two in the Joy of quoting famous dead people looks at wine, and what folks have had to say about wine since the beginning of time.