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I Like My Berries Black Like My Coffee

Image: Helen, Creative Commons

Who doesn’t love the wild sweet flavor of a good blackberry? The ones in my yard have been delicious this year. And I’m not the only one who is loving them; several small bird species, foxes, and even turkeys have been gleaning their share of the bushes’ abundant crop. Its easy for me to know… Read more »

Jasmine Tea Cranberry Cooler

Image: Premshree Pillai

This healthful and refreshing hydrator is a great summer beverage not just because it’s delicious but also because it’s good for you. Cranberries d-mannose promotes bladder and urinary tract health quercetin can protect against the development of certain cancers, such as breast and colon Jasmine used aromatherapeutically as an aphrodisiac and to relieve depression and… Read more »

Herbal Sun Tea

Image: Jen Collins

My first memories of Iced Tea in the Summer were of brewing this beautiful amber elixir in large glass carafes with my mother. Always the elegant and creative teacher, my mother had a multi-gallon dispenser specifically for sun tea which she brought out every year — complete with painted sunflowers on the outside. She filled… Read more »