Cooking, Food, inspiration

Summer Drink Of The Week: Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca

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“Agua Fresca” is Spanish for “Cool Water” with fruits without alcohol. It is a great way to make different flavored drinks to share with all members of the family by the pool this hot summer!

AGUAS FRESCAS IN MEXICO!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1-20 oz can pineapple slices (or chunks) in 100% pineapple juice
  • 3 cups 100% pineapple Juice
  • 1-14 oz can coconut cream. Please make sure to get “cream” not “milk

PROCESS

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  • Place pineapple slices (or chunks) with their own juice in a blender. Pour in the coconut cream and the pineapple juice.
  • Blend until fruit is completely blended if you are looking for a smooth, creamy consistency, or a little less blended, if you want your agua fresca “chunkier.” Both ways are amazing.
  • Put it in the fridge for a few hours or serve with ice.
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Education, Health

Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration Over Brain-Eating Amoeba In Their Drinking Water

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<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late on Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by <em>Naegleria fowleri</em>.</strong>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late on Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by Naegleria fowleri.
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<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong><em>Naegleria fowleri</em> is a microscopic amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, according to the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/general.html&quot; target="_blank"><em>US Centers for Disease Control</em></a> and Prevention. </strong>Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, from where it travels to the brain and can cause a rare and debilitating disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.</strong>It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, from where it travels to the brain and can cause a rare and debilitating disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
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<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>Families have also been warned not to allow children to play with hoses, sprinklers, or any toy or device that may accidentally squirt water up the nose.</strong>Families have also been warned not to allow children to play with hoses, sprinklers, or any toy or device that may accidentally squirt water up the nose.
Beauty, eating, Food, Nature

Preparing Iced Tea without Boiling Water

 

For every 1 quart of water, add 4 tea bags or 1 tablespoon (8-10g) of loose leaf tea. Combine the water and tea into a resealable container and place in the fridge, steeping only for 5 hours for the best flavor. After 5 hours, remove the tea bags or strain.

If you want to sweeten your cold-brewed tea, make a simple syrup. This will allow the sugar to sweeten the tea rather than just collecting on the bottom of your cup.

Simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water (e.g. 1 cup water to 1 cup of sugar; yields about 1.5 cups of simple syrup) in a sauce pan, and heat on the stove until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let it cool, then add to taste to your tea. You can also get creative and add flavoring to the simple syrup by adding fresh herbs or other ingredients after the sugar has dissolved and you’ve removed the syrup from the stove. For example, you could add mint, rosemary, ginger, vanilla, or citrus peel. Let the extra ingredients steep in the syrup while the syrup cools, then remove (leaving in the flavoring ingredients will shorten the shelf life of the syrup).