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.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today...
Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
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....
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, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Celery juice is a refreshing drink that helps to start the day by hydrating your body with healthy nutrients.
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.
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.
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
The illegal distilling and sale of liquor in America has spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
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.
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!
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.
This article reviews Gerhart Coffee Company's "Running Pump Roasting" coffee blends. I was so inspired by the "story in every cup" that I included a fictional short story along with my factual review!
Using dry ice to make drinks is easy and entertaining. You can use dry ice to make root beer, sodas, spooky punches, and mysterious fogging drinks.
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.
The sourtoe cocktail is served in the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, in the northwestern Canadian territory of Yukon. Just as the name suggests, this cocktail has a fascinating story.
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.
There are so many types of coffee out there that it’s impossible to count them all. This is without even talking about how every now and then a new type of coffee appears. If someone treats you to a coffee, it’s better to go prepared.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
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.
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.
A simple and reliable method for making wholesome red and white table wine from supermarket grape juice, sugar and yeast. No chemicals, no specialist equipment needed.
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer drink.
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
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.
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.
Why not turn your excess runner beans into something useful. Here's a recipe for string bean wine together with my experience of making this home-brew.
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.
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.
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!
Coffee-flavored vodka is a delicious and versatile treat, and making your own is easy and inexpensive.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The anise-flavoured tipple delivers a mighty kick to the unwary drinker; it should be treated with great respect
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.
Want a cappuccino but don't have a fancy espresso machine? Think you have to go all the way to Starbucks and drop $$$ just for your fix? Think again.
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.
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.
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!
What's the big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails. Here are five classic recipes for mixing the best-tasting margarita.
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.
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!
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.
No matter if you are a hardcore tea aficionado or not, you can't help but perk up when you hear the words: "bubble tea."
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.
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.
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.
If you want it to taste good, you need to keep coffee fresh - Here are 8 tips on how to store coffee so that it doesn't lose flavor.
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.
Information detailing the beneficial properties of a selection of herbs that can be made into healing hot and cold drinks. Includes recipes that can be made easily at home.
If you suffer from a muscle cramp during a workout or sporting event, drink pickle juice. Find out how pickle juice can get rid of muscle cramps fast!
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.
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.
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
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
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
No wine beats Champagne. The bubbly liquid stands for celebration, classy events and tastes like heaven. Learn more about its exclusive name, the years of preparation, and vintages behind this world-famous wine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wine making is an easy and ancient art. Now days 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.