Tag Archives: water
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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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Berry-Orange Iced Tea

I’m still coming up with the occasional iced tea recipe. This one is really good. It has a couple different kinds of tea bags, as well as some orange slices. Lemons could be used instead, if those are what were on hand. Ingredients (I use a pitcher with an insert.) 2 Bavarian Wild Berry tea […]

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How I Prepare Food for the Beginning of My Workweek

It’s not likely I will ever get up early enough to make lunches, on mornings I have to go to work. Instead, I tend to spend part of my Sunday afternoons preparing for my first three-day stretch. You see, I work a mixed schedule every week: 8-3, 7-3, 3-10, Thursday off, and then 3-11 Friday […]

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Orange-Lemonade

I wanted lemonade a couple of weeks back, but did not have enough lemons. So, I made orange-lemonade. It was simple, and the beverage was refreshing. This is what I do: Improvise. Experiment with new things. You might be surprised at what you will enjoy. Ingredients 2 large oranges 2 lemons 1/8 to 1/4 cup […]

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Strawberry Water, For on the Go

One of my new favorites! Strawberry water is so good, and it’s easy to make. I use my glass water bottle because it has an insert, filling the insert with sliced strawberries then placing it into the bottle. Pour water over the strawberries, and cover. It’s that simple. I like to do this the night […]

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Strawberry-Watermelon Water

I’m still trying new flavored water combinations. This is a recent one and, truthfully, one of my favorites for taste. There are also nutrient factors. For example: Watermelon and strawberries both have vitamins C and B6, potassium, and magnesium. Strawberries have fiber, folate, and omega-3 fats. Watermelon has vitamins A and B1. Ingredients 4 strawberries, […]

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Citrus Water

I never peel the lemons and limes before placing them in the pitcher, but I have always peeled the orange. I have no idea why, it is just something I have been doing all along. Today I did not peel the orange it. I quartered it, and halved two of the quarters. The other two […]

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Lemon-Lime Water

Yes, I’m still trying fruit water recipes. I’m enjoying my water much more these days! This was a simple one, with minimal ingredients. It provides vitamin C, folic acid, iron, calcium, and magnesium, and is refreshing on a hot day. Ingredients 1/2 lime 1 lemon water Set up the pitcher, if necessary. (I place the […]

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Fruit Flavored Water

I’m still trying out new fruit combinations for homemade flavored water. This combination is the one I’m enjoying today. This refreshing drink is packed with vitamin C and folate, and have the added nutritional impact of fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, calcium and more. I hope you like it as much as I do. Ingredients 1/2 […]

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Vitamin Water

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making fruit waters lately. Drank hot tea all winter, and now I’m in the mood for something else. But I don’t want the same thing all the time. I want different flavors. So I am experimenting. My latest concoction is below. It turned out to be a very […]

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Orange Water

I recently added a couple posts to this blog, Lemon Water and Lemon Water, For on the Go. It’s very important that, with the upcoming higher temperatures, we are being sure to keep ourselves hydrated. Especially in light of reports that it may be a hotter year than we are used to. Drinking the fruit […]

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Lemon Water, For on the Go

I do a lot of walking. I also work outside the home when I am not writing. Having water at the ready, for when I have to leave home, is essential. Especially when it is warm outside. I have a glass water bottle (my favorite!) with a fruit insert, not unlike the pitcher that I […]

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Lemon Water

Lemon water is refreshing on hot summer days, without having to consume all the sugar in lemonade. This beverage is easy to make, taking little time to prepare. And you can drink it all day, adding more water to the pitcher whenever it gets low. Refrigerated, you can use the same lemons for at least […]

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Tips for Packing Affordable School Lunches

School will be starting up again in just a few weeks, and parents are wondering how to affordably pack a nutritious lunch to send along with their children. These tips will help you to spend as little money as possible on foods for your children, important with the economy as bad off as it is […]

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Fruity Ice Cubes

Sun tea and water will both benefit from the addition of fruity ice cubes. They are easily made by chopping fruit to fit into the sections of an ice-cube tray, and pouring water over them. Grapes can be cut in half or used left whole, and small berries will not need to be cut at […]

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Pancakes

Once in a while, I enjoy a few pancakes for breakfast. Sometimes, I enjoy them for dinner. They are filling, and may be made with a variety of add-ins. What are your favorites? My favorite add-in is chocolate chips 🙂 This recipe makes about 8 pancakes. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 […]

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Using and Storing Cooking Liquids

I have mentioned that the liquids leftover from making roasts may be used to make stocks and broths, but other liquids may also be saved and used when cooking. There really is no need to let these types of liquids go to waste. Consider, if you will, that many people must pay every time they […]

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Flower Petal Ice Cubes

These are simple to make using organically grown flowers. Try making them in season using the petals from flowers such as: Carnations Johnny Jump-Ups Lilacs Roses   Simply place the petals into ice cube trays and cover with water. Freeze and use in water, iced teas or lemonade.   Shannon

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Tomato Soup Idea #3

You may realize by now that we love tomato soup. It’s great on the chillier days that we’re still having, especially after a walk or yard work. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometime, the […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #2

I wanted share another soup idea with you today, again using tomato soup as the base. Tomato soup is high in sodium, so you may want to try to find a brand with less sodium for optimal health effects. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #1

I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometimes, the entire meal is free. This happens when everything has come from the food cupboard and/or friends, or my garden. Tomato soups are easy to make. Try this […]

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