posts tagged "tea"

Crockpot Hot Toddy

Posted on December 16, 2012

Healthy Hot Toddies for the holidays offer a cup of pure deliciousness in a sea of junk food.

The perfect drink for your neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange or New Year’s Eve party, I serve these healthy Hot Toddies to both adults and children, and sometimes I make ‘em as an after school treat for the boys and the gaggle of friends they bring home.

It is best to start making this spicy, warming drink several hours before you plan to serve it ... read more →

Dandelion Root Coffee

Posted on February 22, 2011

With March approaching, I’m starting to think about the possibility of a spring detox and one of my favorite healing roots –dandelion. Dandelion is a fantastic liver cleanser and spring is the perfect season for liver support.

According to Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, dandelion root has bitter, sweet and cooling properties, making it optimal for the pitta dosha.

Although I use various parts of the dandelion for healing, here, I’m focusing on the root which is a good blood purifying herb. ... read more →

Giveaway: Chantal Teakettle Giveaway

Posted on October 14, 2010

Today I’m giving away a brand new Chili Red Classic Teakettle from Chantal.  I have an exact “replica” of this tea kettle in my kitchen; it is gorgeous and functional, adding a bright spot of color to my favorite room in the house.

We use it throughout the day and well into the night for boiling up water for tea, and it gets the job done.  I’ve had my kettle for over a decade and don’t plan on trading it in ... read more →

Iced Tea

Posted on June 17, 2008

Baseball is indeed over. However, all-stars have begun and my son and several of his little cohorts are on the team. We are now therefore faced with practice daily from 5:30 to 7:30. Thank goodness I am not coaching!

I will however, be providing the team with lots of snacks and good beverages such as the one below. This scrumptious iced tea really hits the spot on a summer’s day. It is sweet, lemony and refreshing.

Rooibos tea ... read more →

Soothing Chai

Posted on October 7, 2007

With just a few basic healthy ingredients, this homemade chai is easy, delicious and inexpensive.

Today was the first day since June that I did not wear my flip flops. That means only one thing: the cold weather is here.

Although yesterday was warm and sunny, today we will dip down to a low of 35 degrees! For me, this chilly weather calls for one of my favorite beverages: homemade chai. With just a few basic ingredients, this recipe is ... read more →

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Posted on August 7, 2007

I have been guzzling gallons of my favorite summer beverage during this hot spell. It’s another easy one, and better yet, has no sugar or artificial sweeteners.

How’s that possible? See for yourself…

Lemonade

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2 quarts water
¼ cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
4 dropper-fulls stevia

Fill a 2 quart mason jar with water, almost to the top, leaving 2 inches of space for other ingredients
Add lemon juice and 4 dropper-fulls of stevia
Serve cold, over ice, with a slice of lemon

Serves 4

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Product Review: Boulder’s Best Organics

Posted on May 29, 2007

Boulder is often called the “Mount Olympus” of the organic food industry. Boulder’s Best Organics, a web based business, provides a pantheon of locally made products including soaps, chocolate, wine and tea.

This company offers a convenient way to ship a Rocky Mountain gift basket to far off friends and relatives who need a fix of Boulder. When my friend Stephanie had her baby, I sent a basket of postpartum pampering treats including lotion, chocolate and wine.

Product Review: Stevia

Posted on March 6, 2007

Update: I have switched brands and now use NuNaturals stevia.

There are times when I want something sweet and don’t want to increase my blood sugar level. This is when I reach for stevia, an herb 300 times as sweet as sugar with a glycemic index (GI) of 0.

This low glycemic, low carbohydrate sweetener is widely used in Japan. In the U.S., the sugar lobby has long fought to ban this miracle sweetener; it is currently classified as a ... read more →

Ginger Licorice Tea

Posted on February 6, 2007

Warm and healing ginger licorice root tea for colds and adrenal health.

This Ayurvedic recipe for Ginger Licorice Tea is a life saver, or least a throat saver.

When it gets cold outside and our throats begin to get a bit scratchy, I put up a pot of ginger licorice tea. Sweet and spicy, the boys love it on a cold day. The last time they went up skiing, they asked me to put some in a thermos for them.

Ginger ... read more →