Ginger Lemon Tea

Ginger Tea

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.  

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Sage Tea

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 […]

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Ginger Mint Mojito

Ginger Mint Mojito

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 […]

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Ginger Lemon Tea

Ginger Lemon Tea

– 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 […]

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Peach-Bellini

Peach Bellini

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. […]

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Peach Lassi

Peach Lassi

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 […]

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup

  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.      

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Mango Lassi

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 […]

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Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz

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 […]

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Cucumber Aqua Fresca

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.

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Watermelon Basil Cooler

Watermelon Basil Cooler

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!

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