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The Gift of Sparkle

  • December 1, 2018
Sparkling water. Blow-your-own-bubbles for Better Cheaper seltzer and soda pop. The gift that improves health, saves money and prevents planetary wear and tear. Not bad for something that costs $64 and fits under the smallest Christmas tree.
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Grow your own wine … substitute

  • August 25, 2018
Like a very good wine, it's refreshing. It's not sweet. If you were a wine taster-writer, you'd say it has citrus and herbal notes. Just slightly minty. A little flowery. A little earthy. A lovely pale golden color. Hey, I'm not kidding.
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Slow Balls for your Pitcher. Of sangria.

  • July 21, 2018
Slow to lose their cool. In your pitcher or your glass. Where your sangria is Slower to lose its fruit flavor. Slower to intoxicate you on a hot day. It's all in the ice balls. Or cubes. Fresh frozen fruit juice and zest.
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Adult Soda with Fish: Lemon-Basil-Mint

  • June 23, 2018
What to drink with a nice dinner when you don't want alcohol. No red wine. No white wine. No beer. Just something with a lot of good, interesting flavor. Something you sip very slowly. A great pairing with fish or shellfish. Or veal or chicken. Cheers!
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Seasonal Soda: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pop

  • May 31, 2018
Back in the BCS Soda Lab again. Looking for a delicious all-natural soda with no sodium and no added sugar. Here it is. If your only requirement is big, bright, refreshing flavor, this one's for you, too.
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No-Sodium Soda Pop: Banana-Strawberry

  • February 21, 2018
Back in the BCS Soda Lab again. Looking for a delicious all-natural soda with no sodium and no added sugar. And a lot of potassium. Here it is. If your only requirement is great flavor, this one's for you, too.
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Pineapple & Basil Rainforest Cocktail

  • January 24, 2018
Sweet and tart pineapple is delicious with the aromatic, spicy basil. Thick, smooth, frothy. A killer fruit cocktail. Shake with vodka for the pineapple-basil martini. Rum for the piƱa basilada. Way better than beer for the halftime show. Shake it.
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80 Ways: Real, Safe Diet Soda

  • October 28, 2017
Doesn't come in a can or bottle. Because the artificial sweeteners in there won't help you lose weight. They may lead to weight gain and diabetes, stroke or dementia. If you're a diet soda user, I'll give you a bunch of good news solutions after I explain the latest bad news.
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80 Ways: Horchata. A Vegan Milk Shake.

  • July 29, 2017
Looks and feels like milk. It's lactose-free and gluten-free. Tastes like a glass of thick, frothy milk with a peanut butter cookie built in. In South America, it's a traditional, refreshing and delicious beverage. You should know about this.
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