Ginger Tea Detox Drink: An Immune Boosting Morning Ritual

Making it a Stimulating Everyday Experience with Ginger Tea Detox Drink Lemon & Ginger Tea Detox Drink with a mixture of green tea, raw honey and mint is a great way to boost your overall health and get the antioxidants you need to kick-start your day. Detox tea is a unique blend of healthy ingredients in a tea form that nourishes the body by removing toxin build-ups from processed foods, and the numerous pollutants in our environment that causes health issues. By drinking morning detox tea daily, it is a deliciously efficient way to counter these toxins and boost start your mornings. …

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito I love the refreshing taste of mojitos. But more than the taste, mojitos evokes great memories for me –lounging on a hammock overlooking the beach in Playa Del Carmen sipping classic mojitos, watermelon mojitos, and melon mojitos. An endless amount of mojitos as we let time fly. And recently, at Terre Bleu lavender festival, I was able to enjoy a new mojito recipe so refreshingly divine, I had to recreate the taste: pineapple lavender mojito (recipe below). Mojito Origin and History The mojito, like many cocktails, has a very interesting history, one full of disputes regarding …

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe with Real Lavender Flowers

How to Make Simple Syrup from Lavender Flowers Sugar (simple) syrup can easily be enhanced by a variety of herbs or fruit. One of my favourite herb to use for a little floral kick is lavender. For my Lavender simple syrup recipe below, fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with water and sugar on low heat to create a sweet syrup with a light floral aroma perfect for flavouring your favourite cocktails or other sweet sinful delights or with this refreshing Lavender Pineapple Mojito recipe.  When choosing your lavender blossoms for this lavender syrup recipe, use unopened buds that have not flowered …

Watermelon Sangria with Japanese Plum Wine, Umeshu

I’ve recently moved from Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta. It was no last minute decision on my part, a lot of factors came into play, and it took months for me to finally make the final decision. The -40 degree warnings didn’t deter me, Hamilton is pretty cold in its own right. My apartment was near water, so at times the winds were strong enough to sweep me off my feet and leaving me a stiff, shivering penguin.  Actually, I had no expectation of Edmonton. It may sound simplistic, but I just wanted to be near my high school sweetheart of …