Drinking Your Way to an All-Natural Hard Cider

Okanagan pear cider

I have a special place in my heart for hard (alcoholic) cider. It was the stepping stone that brought my taste buds closer to beer. Now that they’ve arrived, cider gets less attention. But sometimes – especially in the summer – I’m in the mood for something a little bit sweeter than an IPA. It […]

Easy Recipe: Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Mug of hot chocolate made from scratch

It’s been a long winter and there are no signs of the cold and snow letting up just yet. Sometimes, I need a little encouragement to enjoy the season…and often that encouragement comes in the form of a mug of steaming hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate – those opaque white instant packets are […]

Iced Coffee Meltdown: Which Summer Beverages are Abominations and Which ONE is Truly Natural

Pouring coffee over ice

I haven’t eaten much McDonald’s food since I became a vegetarian over 12 years ago, but I must confess I can’t say the same about their drinks. Especially the cold, caffeine-laced ones.  But it’s not just McDonald’s – I love me an iced coffee from anywhere, really. Last summer I even coined the term “Frappucino […]