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winter warmth: hot spiced tea

It’s finally starting to feel like winter here which is rather lovely. All we need is snow and I’ll be running about throwing snowballs with glee. Snow is pretty rare here and the fact that forecasters are predicting the white…

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summer refresher: raspberry limeade

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. I’m not going to get too down on this weather since after weeks and weeks of blissful sunshine, I’m sure the tinder dry forests and thirsty crops could use a…

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the powerful quench: rooiboos & lime iced tea

Let’s face it. I’m a coffee person. When I wake up I drink at least one cup but most likely two. Iced coffee? Yes please, with cream and no sugar, thank you very much! But when it comes down to…

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toast me: the working girl’s lowball

A little while ago, I spent a fews days doing graphic design work in an office. When Friday came around, I was ready for a good, strong drink. I mixed up these babies and it was like pouring heaven into…

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pull up a lusty vegan mug: peppermint hot chocolate

The other night, we cozied up on the couch and watched some TV on DVD from the library. This time around it’s season 1 of The Wire, an HBO cop show that I’m totally hooked on (despite hating the 1st…

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wait, there’s a flower in my drink: lavender-mint lemonade

I love summer! It’s hot enough to get that nice sweaty feeling (something my high school gym teacher referred to as a “glow”) and when all the windows are open, the drapes billow and swoon in the most pleasing way.…

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drink it up: banana eggnog smoothie

Alright, I swear, this is my last beverage post for a little while. 3 drink posts in a row? Well, I guess it’s time to bottoms up! For anyone who has been reading this blog for a while knows that…

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hot toddy: hot buttered rum

It’s true that adding butter to a beverage seems a bit strange but at the same time I was curiously attracted to that kind of naughtyness. And naughty it is! It’s a rich, hot, sweet drink with complex flavours and a definite kick thanks to the rum. It was delicious and it warmed our insides completely.

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