Beverages

How to Make the Best Cup of Tea You’ve Ever Had

by Ivory Soap Beverages

America may have its legendary tale of the Boston Tea Party of 1773 (when Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty threw more than 340 chests of tea off three ships moored in Boston harbor), but when it comes to making the perfect cup of tea, it pays to look to the British. Long known […]

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AMAZING Herbal Smoothie

by Daisy Beverages

I was feeling sort of yuck one afternoon; I think it was the weather, raining one minute and sunny, hot, and desperately humid the next.  Then more rain. Stuck inside the house under those meteorological circumstances wasn’t doing me any good. I decided what I needed was a jolt of nutrition so I went out […]

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How to: French Press Method Coffee, and Giveaway

by Daisy Beverages

Today, in addition to showing us how to make coffee French Press Style, the artisanal roasting company, JBrooks Coffee Roasters, is giving away three of their 3-bag Combo Packs.  The combo has 3 different coffees – one light, one medium, & one dark roast, in either ground or whole bean form, winner’s choice. To enter […]

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Brew Coffee Like a Pro

by Daisy Beverages

Guest posting today is our friend John Pitman of J.Brooks Coffee Roasters.  Earlier in the week he soundly educated our readers on multiple coffee fronts.  Today he shows us how to make the perfect home brew. After this I have no excuse for pretending to my husband I don’t know how to make coffee so […]

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How to Make Water Kefir

by Ivory Soap Beverages

photo by Floridecires We all know that yogurt is good for you because of the beneficial bacteria.  Well, kefir has even more!  It has all different kinds of beneficial bacteria and good-guy yeasts.  You can buy it in milk, but for those of us that can’t do dairy, there’s water kefir.  It’s an acquired taste.  […]

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Iced Green Tea

by Ivory Soap Beverages

Iced Green Tea I drink iced decaf green tea.  It sounds insane, but it’s delicious.  Even the kids love it. 16 1 cup bags of decaf green tea 10 packets Truvia 2 packets yellow, pink, or blue fake sugar ~1.5 gallon container water 1.  Dump tea and sweetener into giant pitcher which is actually intended […]

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Homemade Herbal Tea

by Daisy Beverages

There are many edible herbs and flowers that can be found in suburban yards. Today, I’m making homemade herbal tea with Marigold and Stevia. Marigold tea is supposed to be good for indigestion and menstrual discomfort, but I just like the idea of drinking my yard. 1. The first step in making herbal tea is […]

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Sumac Lemonade

by Daisy Beverages

When I was small my mother taught me to make what we called “Sumac Juice”. Since, I have learned it is more commonly referred to as “Sumac Lemonade” or “Indian Lemonade”. While most roadside recipes tend to be in the “acquired taste” category, the beverage made from Staghorn Sumac (rhus hirta) berries is just plain […]

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