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How to Make Apple Mint Extract

This is a recipe and tutorial  for making apple mint extract that I found at the Horrific Knits site. It uses rum for a particular reason explained in the article.  You can certainly use the more traditional vodka. The directions are simple.  After you mix the apple mint with the rum, just cap it and […]

Homemade Crock Pot Cranberry Butter Recipe

  The View from Great Island is one of my favorite food sites. The recipes are always fresh and creative. This is a recipe for Crock Pot Cranberry Butter which would be great for any holiday. It’s a beautiful crimson color and is described as “zingy” and silky. What I like about this recipe is […]

How to Make Homemade Violet Soda

I just had to share this recipe because it’s somewhat unique.  There are a variety of Lavender Syrup recipes out there but this is a recipe for Homemade Violet Syrup and Soda.  Violets contain vitamin C and have a variety of health benefits:  restful sleep, cure headaches and stop coughs. Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily […]

How to Make a Homemade Electrolyte Drink (Sports Drink Replacement)

Electrolyte drinks help to rehydrate our bodies.  They are useful after working out or when we are ill. This is a recipe I found for a natural, healthy electrolyte drink. It doesn’t contain artificial colors or sweeteners like commercial drinks.This particular recipe was created by Kate of Modern Alternative Mama. It uses a base of […]

How to Make Hot Pepper Relish

I found this great recipe for hot pepper relish on the Homesteading Quest site. and had to share it.  Everyone in my home likes hot and spicy relish.  But you can make this same recipe with sweet peppers if you like a sweeter relish. Please take note of the comment in the article about the […]

How to Make a Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler (Alcoholic)

This is a recipe for a sweet and tart watermelon and cucumber cooler from WikiHow.Com.  There are some interesting additional ingredients.  Because of the high water content in both watermelon and cucumbers, this drink is very refreshing.  They also provide some healthy antioxidants. This cooler is also delicious without the alcohol. There is a very […]

Grandma’s Cucumber Dill Pickle Recipe

This is one of the most popular articles I’ve posted on the Herbs and Oils Hub website. It’s  a recipe by Danielle (Poor and Gluten Free) for her Grandmother’s cucumber dill pickles.  It’s a brine recipe with garlic, dill and some other ingredients.  Nice, simple directions. Click on the Grandma’s Cucumber Dill Pickle Recipe link below […]

The Best Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

This is Averie’s  very simple recipe for homemade ginger ale.  It’s healthy, homemade, and tastes great! She first explains how to make a ginger simple syrup.  Then she explains how to add carbonation to the ginger ale.  Ginger ale is a great mixer.  It’s also great if you have an upset stomach. Click on the The […]

21 Different Uses for Fresh Basil

Homemade for Elle offers 21 different uses for fresh basil.  They are primarily different food and drink recipes.  I love basil so I was happy to see this post. Here are five of the recipes: Make a Basil Mojito Strawberry Basil Green Tea Popsicles Cantaloupe-Basil Granita Basil Ice Cream Basil and Red Pepper Spread (Excellent!) Click […]

Make Your Own Moroccan Mint Tea

Mint tea is always refreshing in the summer.  But Moroccan Mint Tea is even better.  This recipe by Nancy of  Livin’ In the Green couldn’t be more timely. The recipe uses two different types of tea and is easy to make.  One of the teas is strong and has a sort of smokey honey and […]