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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Turn your excess runner beans into something useful. Here's what happened when I made runner bean wine from my home-grown vegetables.
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.
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.
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.
Have you wondered if it's possible to combine a snack and a drink in one? It is possible! Try this refreshing and easy-to-make recipe for snackable dragon fruit coolers. Enjoy!
The Japanese tea ceremony is a very formal, yet quiet and zen-like experience meant to calm and entertain guests.
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.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today...
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.
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.
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!
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.
With the weather cooling down, a warm, comforting drink is always appreciated. What's more warm and comforting than tea? Not much, I'll tell you that! Here are some of my go-to teas on the days Jack Frost won't stop nipping your nose!
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.
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.
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever eaten at Tokyo Tokyo? It's the most popular Japanese food restaurant chain in the Philippines. This restaurant offers a variety of delicious foods and drinks. Learn how I re-created their famous red iced tea at home.
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great way to start the day and this carrot and banana smoothie recipe is delicious any time. Are you consuming your daily recommended fruit and veggie servings? This smoothie recipe is a great way to incorporate more healthy foods into your daily diet and routine.
There are many wine tasting terms that every wine lover should know when it comes to choosing a wine. When you understand what these terms mean, you will be able to easily communicate what particular characteristics you personally enjoy. Here are 10 terms that tasters use to describe wine.
Ever wondered if you could create your own masala chai tea for a fraction of the cost of what the coffeehouses charge? You can! Find out how easy it is to brew your own chai tea 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.
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
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.
The illegal distilling and sale of liquor in America has spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
If you've grown herbs for herbal teas or tisanes, the next step is preserve them. You can dry them easily and make your own herbal teas with them.
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.
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.
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!
Whether you prefer white wine or red wine sangria, it's always best to start with fresh seasonal fruit. Find recipes for any time of year!
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.
These are the strong liqueurs traditionally consumed after a meal to help digestion. They're known as "digestivos" in Italian.
A traditional summer drink from the Punjab state of India. Cool and refreshing, this drink is simple and quick to make. Recipe video included.
Using dry ice in drinks is fun and easy. Use dry ice to make smoking fruit drinks and cocktails, bubbling soda floats, and fogging hot drinks and punches
Try this delicious recipe for grenadine ginger tea. A truly refreshing tea with a twist that everyone will enjoy drinking, any time of day.
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?
Have you ever tried dragon fruit, also called pitahaya? It's one of my favorite fruits! This is my recipe for dragon fruit apple lemonade.
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.
Easy to follow steps for making delicious elderflower champagne. Just pick your blossoms and combine them with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety instructions included.
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.
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer 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.
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.
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.
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
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.
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.
Earl Grey tea is a black tea flavored by oil of bergamot. The fragrant oil is produced from the bergamot orange and is used in many products. The best type is produced in Calabria in Italy.
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