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.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy an iced coffee, and caramel iced lattes are a decadently delicious coffee treat.
The illegal distilling and sale of Moonshine in America have spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
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.
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.
Flowering teas are not only great-tasting and healthful, they are also lovely to look at. It may be right up your alley… in fact, these “blooms” may just end up being your cup of tea!
Here I list 10 of the best affordable bourbon whiskeys and explain why I selected each of them. Each bottle on this page can be purchased for around 20 dollars or less, and they're all well-worth the money.
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.
How does the popular new Flaviar spirits membership club work? Is it legit?Is it a scam? Can it save you any money on alcohol? I tried it out so you don't have to!
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 European and South American audiences.
Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
Brandy has the punch of whiskey but the softness of sweet wine. This mellow, oaky beverage is more than an after-dinner drink. Learn how to use it in baking and cooking.
We should be limiting our total exposure to fluoride from tea, based on the potential dangers associated with fluoride exposure and the high levels present in many types of tea. At the same time, incorporating benefits from different types of teas provides a wide variety of benefits.
From tequila-based drinks to straight-up shooters and from fruity to spicy, this list is guaranteed to have something on it that you haven't yet tried. They're all very unique and will bring something special to the table each time. I dare you to try them all.
Passion fruit juice is one of the most refreshing juices around. Find out just how easy it is to make, and learn about some of its health benefits, as well.
As responsible drinkers like to know what they are drinking, responsible homebrewers should be able to tell them. This article explains how to manage sugar content and alcohol production.
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!
A simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
Alcohol consumption varies from country to country. Have you ever wondered which countries consume the highest amounts of pure alcohol? This article takes a peek at the world's heaviest-drinking countries, according to OECD's data.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious cold watermelon drinks. There are lots of non-alcoholic and alcoholic recipes with options ranging from lemonade to sangria to Moscow mules.
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.
Kombucha is a beverage produced by fermenting black and green teas that results in a refreshing, naturally effervescent, flavorful drink that can be used to replace soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
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.
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.
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!
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
This article will examine how different types of tea are prepared and enjoyed across seven different countries.
In order for coffee to taste good, you must keep it as fresh as possible. Here are 8 tips on how to store coffee so that it doesn't lose flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A list of sweet, fruity-tasting, and affordable wines that are perfect for anyone who loves the sweetest, juiciest wines possible, both white and red. Refer to this list when you go to buy your next bottle!
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.
Watermelon is the perfect fruit to beat the summer heat. Try this delicious watermelon cooler drink today! Recipe video included.
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.
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.
Coffee-flavored vodka is a delicious and versatile treat, and making your own is easy and inexpensive.
When the weather gets warmer, nothing beats healthy homemade fruit smoothies. This recipe is super easy, and it only requires five ingredients.
Discover the amazing carrot juice benefits. A collection of delicious carrot juice recipes for health and weight loss.
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.
Grinding your own coffee is recommended if you want your beverages to have maximum flavor. In this article, I cover the main types of coffee grinders and give examples of my favorite products.
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer drink.
Learn how to make Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru! Try either the authentic or quick and easy Pisco Sour recipe. Also included: substitutions and how to find ingredients in the United States.
Ginger beer is a good alternative to ordinary beer for your St. Patrick's Day party this year. Please note that brewed ginger beer is an alcoholic beverage and that it must be made non-alcoholic for kids.
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.
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.
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
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.
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.
Manual coffee grinders are quiet, they don't require a power source, plus they give you full control over the grinding process. I suggest my best 3 crank-operated mills.
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 big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
Summer is the perfect time to make cold brew coffee at home. You can save a lot of money by enjoying iced coffee in your comfortable living room or on the porch. Let me show you the best method I've found to make cold brew coffee. You'll love it!
Limes are packed with vitamin C, which is 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. Read on to learn more!
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.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
On a hot day, do you long for a squishee drink like Bart's? I do. A crushed ice drink is a great cooler in the summer. Here’s how to make one of your own.
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.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great way for everyone to get their daily servings of fruit. Here are five healthy recipes, as well as suggestions for healthy add-ins for an extra nutritional boost.
Growing your own Ginger Beer Plant and then making your own alcoholic Ginger Beer is easier than you might think. Read on to learn how.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today.
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.
This is a cheap and easy way to make your own mead at home. Mead is also known as honey wine, and has been celebrated for millennia as a divine alcoholic beverage.
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.
Liquids that glow in the dark and party drink recipe ideas. Make glowing milkshakes, fruit drinks, energy mix, fluorescent Jell-O, and even a prank glow drink.
How can you choose the best-tasting tequila? Which liqueur complements tequila and lime better than triple sec? Learn how to make Joshua's famous margaritas. (Including an interview with Joshua!)
A steaming mug of hot chocolate—comfort in a cup on a wintry day. It began with the Mayans and spread worldwide. Let's look at cocoa recipes from around the globe.
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.
Kimberly Snyder's Detox Solution includes her signature recipe for a vegetable and fruit smoothie. The Glowing Green Smoothie will help you clear up your skin and make you feel radiant and glowing from the inside.
Winemaking is an easy and ancient art. Nowadays people desiring to try making wine at home don't have to purchase fresh grapes and expensive equipment. All that is needed to get started are some simple household items, a packet of wine yeast and some grape or other fruit juice from a neighborhood grocery store.
Here's 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.
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.
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.
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.
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below!
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
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?
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.
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
Crystal Pepsi was a massive failure when it was introduced in 1993, but its cult following celebrated its return—for a limited time, of course—in 2018.
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.
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).
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.
Wine is called the elixir of the gods. Let's take a look at what famous thinkers, writers, and poets have said about wine since the beginning of time.
Making your own fresh cordial from wild hedgerow elderflowers is one of the joys of early summer. Learn how to pick, prepare, bottle and use this delicious homemade drink
Do you love making smoothies but don't want to use bananas in them? There are lots of easy healthy green smoothie recipes that produce delicious, creamy drinks without bananas!