Summer Sippers to Keep Your Cool!

[Clockwise from large photo: Watermelon-Basil Cooler, Four Sustainable Seasonal Smoothies, Spectacular Summer Smoothie, Frozen Matcha Latte.] Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. . . Ah, remember that one? When that song was blaring from every convertible cruising the city or wailing through every back-yard transistor radio, I […]

Ricki’s Raves: Detox and Replenish

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that promote or enhance detoxificaton and general well-being. If you’re interested in the earlier […]

Lauren’s Fruity Tea-Steeped Oatmeal with Kiwis

[Here topped with a dollop of coconut yogurt] So it’s no secret that I love summer. (No, let me rephrase that: I adore summer. I worship summer. I am summer’s acolyte. I wait all year, walking around like Pigpen with a gray cloud floating in my wake wherever I go, until summer finally arrives and […]

A Matcha Made in Heaven*: Chocolate and Green Tea Truffles for Everyone (and More!)

* Sorry, couldn’t resist.  Please feel free to groan. [A cuppa matcha, pure and straightforward. . . a warm, comforting, health-boosting sip to enjoy daily!]    You know, sometimes I actually forget it’s the 21st Century. After all, I’ve spent more of my life before 2000 than since. Yet there’s no doubt that we’ve already lost […]

Flash in the Pan: Ginger-Mint Iced Tea

[I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly, or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required.  Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.”] [Thanks to everyone who hazarded guesses about what type of peppers I’ve got flourishing in my backyard. . . […]