Saturday, June 22, 2013

How to Infused Water

 living Healthy


                                                                                          from mother Earth living

 HERBAL INFUSED WATER An infusion in water is a simple process using botanicals that release their active ingredients and are typically dried herbs, flowers or berries. Herbal infused water has become popular, because its a healthier alternative for those of us trying to avoid soda and sugar drinks. These recipes are beautiful, creative, and healthy for you. I found it so appealing that I began infusing my own water, and want to share with you how to make them.

  Fill a large pitcher with pure water; add your ingredients such as herbs, fruits or berries. Refrigerate over night. Strain water removing all ingredients. It’s important to strain the water within 24 hours before any bacteria has a chance to form. Having deliciously infused water is exciting and you may design your own recipes you may want to share.

Orange Spice
Place in a large pitcher of  purified water
1 lg organic orange sliced thin 
1 tablespoon cardamon 
1/2 vanilla bean sliced lengthwise 
Refrigerate leaving  over night, Strain the water within 24 hours removing all fruit, spices or herbs
And now enjoy the flavored water!  

 2 more recipe's out of hundreds  of combinations. 

1 lg stalk of lemongrass coarsely  chopped  
1/4 cup mint  slightly crushed
1/2 vanilla bean cut lengthwise

Blackberry Rose 
1/2 cup blackberries or raspberries
1/4 cup dried rose petals 
1/2 vanilla bean cut lengthwise

Theses  types  of water containers are beautiful to store your water in, but  buyer beware  get some reviews on the one you wish to buy, cause I have found that most of theses containers leak.
Mother earth living

  .Here is a article on the side effects of soda's 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to Make The Perfect Mojito Recipe

In the summer i love  sitting out on my patio,  curled back with a good book, and a refreshing Mojito...I actually grow my own mint leaves using container gardening, mint grows like crazy.. I have found  lots of uses for mint, including  mint in tea's as well as some fabulous  recipes. At my local Starbucks I found these beautiful white and green ice cubes. These ice cubes make beautiful cocktail drinks... 

you'll need: 
10 mint leaves
1 lime
2 tablespoons Agave nectar or sugar 
2 oz white rum
8 oz club soda

You will also need a muddler, I found the one below at Bath Bed and Beyond for about $7.00.
Muddlers  are kinda hard to find and the price can range from $4-$35. This  one below I have seen as high as $35. So my advice is to shop around. and get one cause this little kitchen aid works well. I also used Agave instead of sugar, I think this makes the drink taste much better.
Start with about 10 mint leaves,  mash them with the muddler just to release the mints juices.

Add 2 slices of thinly  cut lime.

Add about a tablespoon or 2 of light  Agave nectar, or sugar.

Muddle this  a bit more, to juice the lime.

Add 4 more thin slices of lime.
One more tablespoon Agave or sugar.

Using your muddler again, to really juice the limes.

 Add a shot of white rum, about 2 oz and pour over ice cubes.
Next fill the glass up with soda water

Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
ah! now you have the prefect mojito.

Original recipe makes 1 cocktail

  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the A, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
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