Archives for the ‘Beverages’ Category

Organic Pastures Raw Milk Recall – Real Threat Or Witch Hunt?

  This weekend I went to the farmers’ market and found the tent where I would buy raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy completely empty. The woman who normally sells it had set up a table there and was explaining to customers that the dairy had been shut down by the California Department of Food and […]

Raw-Milk Eggnog

  The holidays are almost here, and I am relieved to be finished running around in preparation.  My holiday shopping doesn’t revolve around shopping malls though, it is primarily about food!  Today I made the journey to my local health food store to fight the crowds for my weekly grocery shopping and other holiday items. […]

Creamy Home-made Almond Milk

Almond Milk   I’ve had a number of responses to my recent posts on raw milk.  It’s exciting that so many people are interested in trying it.  But I also know that it is difficult to come by in many states.  And sometimes you need a substitute when baking, because even raw milk isn’t raw […]

The Raw Milk Experiment, Part II

  Ok, so the curiosity finally got to me.  I’ve dipped my toes in with a tiny tastes here and there (see The Raw Milk Experiment, Part I), but I was never going to find out how I truly react to raw milk without buying a bottle and actually drinking it.  So one day when […]

The Raw Milk Experiment, Part I

  Guess what I tried at the farmers’ market yesterday.  For the first time I noticed someone selling raw milk and they were giving out samples.  I jumped on it.  Not that I was all that excited to drink milk again.  It has been many years since I’ve had it, after discovering I had a […]

Green Smoothies For Healing And Wellness

  As you may have read in my recent posts, I have been nursing a fractured hand after a bike accident over the 4th of July weekend.  In fact, yesterday was three weeks from the incident and I went to the doctor and was allowed to remove the splint permanently because the bone is healing […]

Home-made Ginger Ale

  I haven’t had a soda in years.  I used to drink Diet Coke like water, or rather, instead of water.  Especially back when I was working in a restaurant.  I had free access to as much soda as I could possibly want, at all times.  I gave it up when I learned that cola […]

Green’s Gluten-Free Beer

I have been counting down the days until election day for a long time, so today, to celebrate its arrival, I decided to be bold and try a gluten-free beer.  Beer used to be my drink of choice, before I discovered my intolerance to gluten and sensitivity to yeast.  It has been a long time […]

Juicing

  This week I am trying to incorporate as many detoxifying foods as possible after overdoing it on wine, chocolate and sugar (yes, I cheated) on my husband’s birthday. One of my favorite ways to detox is to juice fresh vegetables daily. All the pure, raw enzymes and vitamins and antioxidants will make you feel […]

Vodka Mojito (And A Word On Alcoholic Beverages)

  When we talk about food allergies or gluten or dairy intolerance, our focus is primarily on the solid foods we put into our bodies.  When we talk of beverages, we talk of milk, juices, coffee, soda & high-fructose corn syrup.  But what about alcoholic beverages?  If you are truly health-conscious, then you probably know you are better […]