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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most refreshing juices you can drink. Find out just how easy it is to make. Passion fruit juice is beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure and insomnia.
Fill your home with delicious fragrances and your belly with healthful herbs and spices with these two winter chai recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A steam juicer makes juicing fruit easy. Learn about the parts of this kitchen tool and see how it works.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Learn how to make the perfect Irish coffee recipe with step-by-step instructions, my own photos and videos. Irish coffee has four ingredients and is easy to make once you know how. Hear the interesting history of this traditional whiskey drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to keep your Keurig coffee maker functioning properly and the coffee tasting great, users must clean their machine and care for it on a regular basis.
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below!
A simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
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.
Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Coffee-flavored vodka is a delicious and versatile treat, and making your own is easy and inexpensive.
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!
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.
“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.
Celery juice is a refreshing drink that helps to start the day by hydrating your body with healthy nutrients.
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.
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?
The illegal distilling and sale of Moonshine in America have spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
Moka Pots are a quick and easy way to make heavenly stovetop espresso. But if you run into any difficulties, this guide should have you sipping the perfect cup of coffee in no time at all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
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.
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.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
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.
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.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today.
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?
What's the big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails. Here are five classic recipes for mixing the best-tasting margarita.
Delicious bananas, berries, and ice are blended together to make this delicious breakfast smoothie, which can be enjoyed any time of the day.
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
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.
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
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.
Five of the very best coffee makers out there, including favorites from BUNN, Keurig, and Cuisinart. Reviewed for price, temperature, ease of use, options, and of course, taste.
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!
A must-read for the beginner or the advanced tea drinker, covering the production process, types of leaves, blends, flavorings, and health benefits.
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!
Making liquor is a sometimes hazardous business that involves working with highly flammable liquids.
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.
Craving something sweet but healthy? On a diet and don't want too many calories? Maybe you're on a liquid fast, like me? Or do you just like smoothies? Well, this smoothie has a consistency of soft-serve ice cream and tastes like chocolatey-velvety heaven.
Information detailing the beneficial properties of a selection of herbs that can be made into hot and cold healing drinks. Includes recipes that can be made easily at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.