Category Archives: beverage

Refreshing and healthy ginger-maple drink

Switch things up with a tasty switchel I’d never heard of switchel until I was recently served this refreshing drink that tastes a lot like ginger beer. I couldn’t wait to get home and play around with the concept.  It’s … Continue reading

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Watermelon juice with muddled mint

A refreshing taste of summer! I’m often looking for refreshing drinks to beat the heat and this juice – whether consumed ‘as is’ or spiked with your favourite spirits – is the perfect thing. Because watermelon is so naturally sweet, … Continue reading

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Steamed gingerbread milk

A festive treat for the whole family! My family knows the phrase ‘pumpkin spice’ drives me bonkers. When, why and how did the warm, comforting spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves become the exclusive domain of pumpkins or pumpkin … Continue reading

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Berry burst lemonade

A refreshing summer treat!  There’s not too many things I find more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than icy cold lemonade, and when it’s made with fresh berries it’s even better. Muddling (gently squashing) the berries releases some of … Continue reading

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Lightened up Piña colada

A low-calorie cocktail that doesn’t skimp on flavour! Summertime is finally here and I just want to eat all the fruit and vegetables in the world. I crave things that are light and refreshing when it’s hot outside, and that … Continue reading

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Maple iced coffee popsicles

Beat the heat with this deliciously cool caffeine fix When I was a kid, my mom typically made us popsicles out of Kool-Aid. Sometimes she’d get all fancy and add a little Jello powder to the mixture, which gave them … Continue reading

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Spiced Up Vodka Soda

A classic cocktail gets a contemporary makeover           Sometimes you can’t beat a classic cocktail. There’s a few great reasons why the simple, delicious Vodka Soda has been popular for generations – it’s easy to prepare, doesn’t take a lot of … Continue reading

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