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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Cooking, eating, Food

Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Carambola AKA Starfruit

IDEAS HOW TO EAT THIS FANTASTIC FRUIT!

This is how Carambola Tree grows the fruit

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MY STARFRUIT JUICE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Starfruit cut into pieces
  • 1 lemon worth of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 scoop creatine monohydrate
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.   Add the starfruit, lemon juice, stevia, and creatine to the blender
  2.   Blend
  3.   Strain into a glass
  4.  Serve garnished with a lemon or starfruit star
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CINNAMON STARFRUIT TART

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GRILLED SALMON WITH CARAMBOLA/STARFRUIT SALAD

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Cats, celebration

10 Things I Hate About Christmas

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  • 1. I hate it that original Claymation Christmas stories have gone out of fashion!
  • 2. I hate it that I can only find the best candy cane ONLY this time of the year.
  • 3. People calling Xmas decorations “decs”. Nearly as bad as writing “Xmas”
  • 4.  I dislike it that we as a family cannot get-together in these holidays.
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  • 5. Struggling to find the perfect gift for everyone…especially for those who I call the “Perfect Gift People”
  • 6. I definitely do not like it that my cats and kitties destroy my tree and tree ornaments EVERY YEAR! (he he… secretely, I LOVE IT!)
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  • 7. I dislike it that Santa Clause come home only around Christmas Eve. He should work more often, spreading the jolly feeling through out the year!
  • 8. I don’t like it that I can only put my snow globes on display one time a year. I mean, I could have them all year round but it’d ruin the magic, huh?
  • 9. Since I am a bit impatient, I don’t enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts. It can take a lot of time (lack of practice lol)
  • 10. Where do you stand on egg nog: do you love it or hate it?

I hate it. I prefer the Mexican version of it. It is called ROMPOPE and it is delicious!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my patients, my website subscribers, contacts and followers all over the digital world.    🎄🎋🎇🎍🎄🎁

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You are a blessing in my life and I wish for you and your loved ones a jolly time full with love and perfect health.

inspiration, mental health, Motivation

4 Images For You To Make You Smile and Hopeful Today!

Inspire yourself, don’t let go, smile, laugh, try to make the best out this day, only this day. Tomorrow do the same. Keep your mental sanity in check every day.

FRUIT AND BUTTERFLIES

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PEACE TRANQUILITY AND BEAUTY

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DELICIOUS REFRESHING VIRGIN DRING…All fruits in their own juices. Do you want the RECIPE? Ask me about it!

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RELAXING IN PARADISE

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Food, Health, inspiration

5 Summer Awesome Refreshing Drinks Ideas to Hydrate you and Make you Happy!

DELICIOUS SUMMER DRINKS

I grow mint, strawberries and watermelon on my yard, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use them all. You can add only mint and strawberries. Flexibility is the key! Ah, For extra flair, add some ginger ale.

MINT STRAWBERRY WATERMELON 

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A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it’s a pretty garnish.

LEMONADE WITH A TAD OF ROSEMARY….Ah, refreshing!

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Aguas frescas are refreshing fruit drinks they sell all over Mexico, and that you can find in this country at almost any taqueria. They’re cooling and sweet and are great alongside spicy food.

This is a cucumber juice base that seems to have the effect of lowering one’s body temperature. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “cool as a cucumber”.) 

CUCUMBER LIME MINT

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Making long blackberry shrub drinks is a creative way to use up extra fruit all the way summer. They are as colorful and refreshing as a summer drink should be.

MORA LARGA: LONG BLACKBERRY WITH MINT

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MELON MINT “AGUA FRESCA”…Delicious!

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Beauty

4 Exotic Drinks with Flowers to Make You happy!

Exotic Virgin (non-alcoholic) Drinks and the Benefits of Flowers in your Mood:

Nature is wonderful. It amazes me all the time with its beauty and power of living.

Being around nature and using the benefits of its products in practically everything I do, brings joy to my life.

I use flowers in my drinks, my teas, my coffee, my refreshment drinks, even in my meals. When I go out bicycling, I prefer to do my bike ride where there are lots of flowers and greenery.

Try to use more flowers of all colors in your meals and drinks, many of them are edible, and others are so divine that will beautify the environment of your house when you place them well arranged in a flower base. Soon,  you will notice how your mood will improve and will become more cheerful and hopeful.

VIRGIN DRINK WITH NATURAL POWER

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VIRGIN DRINKS WITH FLOWER POWER

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The original Singapore Sling was made with ingredients like gin, Cointreau, Grenadine, and pineapple juice over 100 years ago at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

I make it but I don’t add gin. 

SINGAPORE SLING

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Try the present-day take on the beverage at The Peninsula’s ritzy rooftop bar with The Ning Sling: Stoli orange and fresh mint leaves shaken with lychee and tart passion fruit juice.

Dr. Martha Castro, MD

Beauty, Food, Travel

Munich Oktoberfest 2018 Food and Beer

This speciality is served in all the big festival tents. There is actually not much room for experimenting, because the guests want the roast pork exactly like it’s done in Bavaria: with potato dumplings, sauerkraut and, of course, a lot of gravy.

Roast Pork for Connoiseurs and Epicures

The only exception that one can recommend with a clear conscience is exchanging the potato dumplings for bread dumplings. Many locals go on an excursion to the festival field on the Wiesn Sundays to eat roast pork with their families.

Gefüllter Spießbraten (Stuffed Pork Roast)

The Bavarian traditions can be enjoyed in special style at lunch time, accompanied by regional brass music in the beer tents. Whether the meat is served with crackling or without is left to the cook’s preferences.

Münchner Aufschnitt (Münich Cold Cuts)

Fun Messy Food Family Friends and lots of Dancing

THE GLOBAL BLOGGER IN PINTEREST

Beauty, Comida, Food

Eat Flowers Exotic Delicious and Extravagant Flavors

GET YOUR OWN FLOWER FLAVOR FEVER ON YOUR TABLE!

Flowers are one of the joys of spring time. Flowers not only beautify our garden, we can use them as garnishes and ingredients in all kinds of recipes. From cocktails, cheese plates and salads to main courses and desserts, you can do a lot more with flowers than just admire them in your yard or your favorite vase.

GOAT CHEESE WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS SO YUMMY

HERB BUTTER WITH FLOWERS DELICIOUS

CANAPES AND CHAMPAGNE WITH FLOWERS

FLATBREAD CRUST WITH ZUCCHINI FLOWERS ASPARAGUS AND NASTURTIUM