TIP OF THE DAY: Make Blue Rice With The Butterfly Pea Flower

This blue rice (photo #1) is made by steeping the water with the butterfly pea flower, which colors it naturally. The flower is used to brew herbal tea in Thailand, just by steeping the dried blue pea flowers in water. Simply steep 5-10 flowers, fresh or dried, in a cup of hot water. Let it…
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PRODUCT: Reed’s Ginger Ale For National Ginger Ale Day

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day. We’ve been drinking ginger ale since early childhood—Mom gave it to us not as much as a soft drink, but as a palliative for stomach aches. It still works! In fact, ginger tea has been brewed for centuries, if not millennia, to aid with everything from indigestion to…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Hank’s Gourmet Sodas

[1] Treat yourself to soda made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [2] A selection of Hank’s Gourmet Sodas (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [3] Better sodas make better floats (photo © Shag Photo | iStock Photo). [4] Incorporate Hank’s sodas into cocktails, like Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer ~ Non Alcoholic, Wine-Infused Sparkling Water

[1] H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer comes in 4-packs and 12-packs. Above, the Rosé variety (all photos © H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer). [2] Sparkling water with the essence of Pinot Noir. [3] Sparkling water with the essence of Sauvignon Blanc. [4] Sparkling water with the essence of Sauvignon Blanc. [5] Pinot Noir grapes used to make…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Tea With Roses

For a tea lover, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for a special gift: tea with rose petals. Teas are not only delicious to drink, they have no calories and are high in antioxidants. The photos show a two teas from one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. They, and the other teas listed…
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