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Taste Creativity Non-alcoholic “mocktails” are an increasingly important part of any good cocktail menu. There are endless possibilities, including fresh fruit juice combinations, vitamin-rich fruit bombs, lemonade-based beverages and more. Fruit and herbs provide a freshness kick Fresh fruit and herbs from a local garden can conjure up enticing flavor highlights. Cuisine Style Cocktails – featuring herbs such as basil and thyme – are one of the latest trends among bartenders. With these spicy cocktails, it is important to use fresh herbs rather than dried, so they can develop their full aroma. Blueberry splash with lavender Ingredients for 4 glasses: 2 tbsp lavender flowers 1 cup sugar ¾ cup water 2 cups fresh (or thawed) blueberries 2 medium sized lemons ½ cup mineral water ice cubes Preparation: 1. Combine lavender flowers, sugar and water in a pan, and bring to a boil. 2. Then turn off heat and let lavender sugar syrup soak for 10 minutes. 3. Puree blueberries and pour through a sieve. Put juice in a carafe. 4. Squeeze lemons and add lemon juice to blueberr
This is the season when daffodils bloom and the air smells of spring, a time of many delightful customs, such as the festive Easter dinner. Easter has a long culinary tradition On Easter Day, the meal often begins with vegetable dishes such as spinach, kale or potatoes with parsley. A traditional dish and the highlight of many springtime menus is roast lamb. But where does this tradition come fro
Baking can be healthy and delicious – we’re sharing a recipe for banana bread without sugar, butter or flour. Gluten free and no extra sugar Banana bread is delicious and versatile. Ripe bananas are so sweet that there’s no need to add sugar. Inst
This colorful smoothie bowl will start your day right. A delicious recipe with fruit, natural yogurt and crispy toppings makes for a nutritious breakfast. And if you’re in a rush, the base for the smoothie can be prepped the night before! Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 bananas 2 apples 2 oranges 1 cup raspberries ¼ cup blueberries ¼ cup ginger 2 cups natural yogurt 4 tbsp almonds
Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate happiness and toast love. And what’s better than a sparkling champagne cocktail? Champagne cocktail with blackberries and thyme Ingredients: 2/3 cup of blackberries 2/3 cup of sugar dash of lemon juice 3 teaspoons of water champagne sprigs of thyme Preparation: 1. First, make blackberry syrup. Wash and dry fruit, and bring to a boil with 2 teaspoons of water. Then, puree and pass through a sieve. 2. Next, place sugar, dash of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of water pureed blackberries in a pot. Bring to a boil until the consistency is similar to syrup. Remove from heat, cool and chill. 4. Add 2 tablespoons of chilled blackberry syrup to each glass and top up with champagne. 5. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and whole blackberries. Tip: Frozen blackberries can also be used. Have fun toasting and enjoying the day with the ones you love! Image: © Sarsmis / iStock