I admit to not being much of a soda drinker. Even before my cancer diagnosis, I had curtailed my intake of soda pretty severely. I am largely a coffee and tea person now, and any soda I drink these days is mostly ginger ale or some other non-caffeinated option. But when I saw that Diet Coke had come out with some flavored options a couple of months ago, I was intrigued enough to want to give them a shot.
Well 2018 is in full effect, and here we all are again, trying to “clean house” – meaning, our bodies – after the holiday food free-for-all. And for a lot of us, the top of the priority list is to drink more water. I did do a recent post about some botanically infused water, and it was tasty. But I have been seeing some hype about cactus water recently, and decided to do a little digging and give it a go. And since everyone is feeling the Be-Healthy vibes right now, I figured throwing out a possible hydration option couldn’t hurt, either. Enter True Nopal Cactus Water…
Well guys, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty tough winter. The low temps, snow and windy days mean that staying hydrated is more important than usual. Hydration is especially important for me while I’m undergoing chemotherapy, as the medicines I receive pretty much drain any fluids I may already have in my body. And although I’m not one of those people who dislikes the “taste” of regular water, I feel like any addition that will make me more likely to reach for it than another beverage is a plus. So when I happened by Blossom Water flavored waters while on a recent grocery run, I picked up a couple to see if they would make an impression.
Well here it is everyone; Christmas, staring us right in the face. It definitely caught me off guard, and my holiday schedule – shopping, decorating, cooking, and oh yeah, cancer – is just as full as ever. And in the middle of all the hubbub, hard work, and holly-jollyness, I think we deserve a little treat. I don’t think I’ve ever done a post about cocktails, but I do think it’s high time that I did. So contained herein is a recipe for a big ol’ glass of Christmas cheer, courtesy of our friends at Bulleit Bourbon (P.S. this is not a sponsored post. I just happened to have some Bulleit around the house). And it’s snazzy without being too complicated, so you can mix this up for two people or twenty without sweating in your Santa hat. Enjoy!
I think by now we all know about the advice of health professionals about the amount of water we should be taking in everyday. While it does seem to change periodically, it’s usually in the 48 oz. neighborhood. Suffice it to say, it’s more than what most of us actually do drink, so there’s always room for improvement. I definitely do need to drink more; but what about a water that is completely different from what you’ve had before? What about a water that not only has a different composition than the major bottled options, but actually looks different too? I wanted to check out Blk Water to see if it is more hype than health.
I am getting really excited about the products coming out of Kentucky these days. The past few years have seen an outpouring of food and beverage creativity from the Bluegrass, and the movement continues. So keeping it local has become easier and easier, and with the heat of summer setting in, it’s really exciting to find a beverages that are new, interesting and delicious. Enter Baqua Tisanes, a small line of beverages started and sold in Kentucky that have been getting lots of love on the Lexington scene lately.