Makes approximately 1 cup Shrubs are coming back to popularity. They were the original pioneer Gatorade. Usually made with equal parts sugar, vinegar, and fruit they are a great summer refresher and a great way to use up slightly overripe fruit. The apple cider vinegar helps to preserve the concentrate for about a month. 1 […]
Peel and thinly slice 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root and add to 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, strain and drink with honey, if desired. Toss the strained ginger slices with sugar and dry on wax paper for candied ginger.
Delicious and wonderful for colds, flu, and sore throats. Put 4 tbs of dried sage in a teapot and pour 4 cups boiling water over the sage. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon. Refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a pot on the stove as needed. Delicious and wonderful for […]
Ginger Mint Mojito Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, grated 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, you can also use lemon balm, keep some on the side to muddle. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 1/2 cup water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve […]
– makes a little more than 4 cups Delicious and soothing to upset tummies or just to warm you up. 2 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ cup of fresh ginger root 4 cups water Honey or agave to sweeten Prepare ginger by thinly slicing root and then chopping into small chunks. No need to […]
Peach Bellini 2 fully ripe peaches, pit removed and cut into pieces Juice of ½ a lemon Honey or agave to taste Prosecco Blend the peaches, lemon juice and sweetener in a blender or food processer until smooth. Test for sweetness. Fill 1/4 of a champagne glass with the peach mixture and top with prosecco. […]
Peach Lassi – 2 servings A peach take on the mango lassi, one of my favorite drinks. 1 fully ripe peach, pit removed, cut into pieces 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup water 6-7 small ice cubes (the kind your freezer makes) Honey or agave to taste Splash of vanilla extract Process in your […]
2 tablespoons lavender buds, fresh or dried 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Add all ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a boil while stirring, turn off heat, cover and let steep for an hour or two, strain and refrigerate.
Mango Lassi – serves 2 generously With mangoes in season, try this refreshing, delicious drink, consistency of a milkshake. For an easy way to cut mangoes check out this video, compliments of Martha, https://www.marthastewart.com/967631/how-cut-mango 1 cup plain, organic yogurt 2 cups cold water 5-6 ice cubes 1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed) ½ teaspoon […]
Lavender Lemonade Fizz (1 serving, easy to multiply) From the upcoming book, The Herbalists Happy Hour. Also nice without the alcohol; the kids will love it. Fresh juice of ½ lemon or lime 1 tablespoon lavender syrup (recipe follows) 1 oz. gin or vodka Seltzer or club soda Add lemon, syrup, and alcohol of choice […]
Cucumber Aqua Fresca 1 cup cucumber cut into thick slices 2 limes cut into quarters ½ cup fresh mint or basil Combine ingredients with water in a 2-quart pitcher and chill. Drink throughout the day for refreshing hydration.
Watermelon Basil Cooler 2 cups cubed fresh watermelon ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup ice cubes 1 tbs. fresh lime juice 1 tbs honey or agave Blend in a mixer and enjoy!