DIY Fresh Blackberry Syrup

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There was a drink I used to get at Starbuck’s that’s long since discontinued. It was a blackberry green tea frappuccino and I really liked it. Over the years I tried to buy a pre-made berry syrup I liked. I couldn’t find blackberry one so I tried a bunch of raspberry ones that I hated. Today I thought I’d give making […]

4 Solutions to the Pumpkin Spice Controversy

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I know, it’s a little to early for me to go all pumpkin crazy on you. There’s some information circulating about a certain coffee chain’s pumpkin spice drinks. I want to give you some easy vegan homemade alternatives to make sure you’re prepared for pumpkin season when it finally comes around. I’ve been telling you for years that the Pumpkin […]

Be Different and Drink Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Lattes

Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte

    Pumpkin spice frozen coffee seems to have a cult following and just heating the name invokes thoughts of sweaters and multi-colored leaves.  It’s a knee jerk reaction that you just can’t help. While I certainly have a recipe for pumpkin spice lattes both hot and frozen sometimes you have to try something new […]

Orange Blossom Water + Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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While some people avoid the “perfumy” flavors of rosewater, orange blossom water and lavender I just love them. In fact, I use them as much as I can. At one of my favorite restaurants, La Shish in Cary, I get this amazing drink called Lebanese ice tea. It’s a mix of lemon juice, sugar, and black tea with a little something special. […]

Cardamom Rose Cheap-o-chino

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You guys know I tend to get on a tangent and now I can’t stop making frozen coffees. I guess it’s too warm to re-start my oatmeal obsession and they are so much better than you-know-who’s. Since the CSA has been making veggies magically apear at my house so I haven’t gone to the farmers […]

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another green tea variation, this time a little closer to you-know-who’s. The color of this one  is a faint green, though it didn’t capture well in the photos. You could also throw in some Swiss Chard or Kale to get a darker (and healthier) green.

Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Blueberry Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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It’s beautiful outside and I have all the windows and doors open. We’re decluttering and if all goes well I’ll even have the deck ready for a cocktail night next week. Spring is my favorite time of the year. It makes anything seem possible. I like a nice frosty drink as a reward for all […]