Tag: Drink

Dandelion Porter recipe for All-grain Beer Brewing

My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it’s liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn’t right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.

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Moroccan Sun Tea

Summer is my favorite time to enjoy iced tea. This recipe is based on the sweet mint teas brewed in traditional Moroccan households to greet visitors and beat the heat. In Africa, gunpowder tea is brewed and flavored with spearmint or absinthe and then sweetened with copious amounts of sugar. This recipe hopes to honor the wisdom of using green tea and mint to cool the body but without quite as much sugar.

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Iron Booster Tea

Anemia just wears a person down. The symptoms include fatigue and sleeplessness – a double edged sword. A low iron count is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies around the globe. The problem is our intestines only absorb about 10% of the available iron from our food. This tea blend is also designed to raise blood sugar quickly and keep it stable. This formula is well suited for pregnant women who struggle with anemia.

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Healthy Bone and Joint Cocktail Recipe

I got a recipe for Healthy Bone and Joint Cocktail from my massage therapist because my knees and joints often feel a little sore in the mornings. I modified it to use some of the herbs I keep on hand. It’s meant to be taken at night, about half an hour before sleep, because when you sleep your body does the bulk of its recovery and repair work. My massage therapist said the nutrients this cocktail offers give your bones and joints a particular boost. On the morning after I drink Healthy Bone and Joint Cocktail, I’ve noticed I rarely feel sore at all, so I reckon it’s working splendidly.

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