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Irish Whisky Lemonade

Food and Vine Health Recipes

Being born and raised in Ireland makes me quite the expert in Irish Whisky, ha! Here’s a tasty and healthy lemonade (Shira Bliss Style) that’ll set you up right during this cold/flu season. Simmer astragalus, licorice and ginger root for 20 mins in purified water. When it cools add lots of raw honey and fresh…

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Drinking in the Dark

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Our lovely Coaster Train Wine Tour today started off beautifully in a scenic north San Diego Village. We ate more than enough at our partner fine-dining Italian restaurant and learned all about wine tasting and the process of evaluating wine. Once full of delicious Italian fare, we strolled over to our first urban Winery and…

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Inspiring Stories-Just add Beer

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I’m always looking to find a common thread on the secret to a long, healthy life. Well, I found it: DRINK BEER! This story was published a few years back. Yet, it still holds true. Do what you love to do and the youthful health will follow. Working plumber Buster Martin is training for the…

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Sulfites and the Sweet Life

Food and Vine Health

“I’m allergic to sulfites in wine.” We often hear that on our tours. According to David Bruce http://www.davidbrucewinery.com Did you know that your body produces sulfites every day? In fact, every 24 hours your body produces sufficient sulfite to require 100 bottles of wine to be so labeled!!! Sulfite production is a normal by-product of…

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Beer glorious Beer

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“Beer glorious Beer”, sung by the workhouse boys in the 1960’s musical “Oliver”. Oh wait, that was Food glorious Food, no worries tho’ we’ve got food on our beer tours, and plenty of it. I love when I get to be the tour guide for our beer tours. I come hungry and thirsty and the…

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Not Just Wine…

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just back from a walk in the rain, yummy hot rice milk mocha, homemade chocolate chip cookies, working at home, looking out my window at the sunshine sparkling on the ocean, life is goooooood…. Rice Milk Mocha (makes one cup) Brew half a cup of strong coffee (preferably espresso and organic) Warm 1/2 cup rice…

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Green Wine – Cheers to a Healthy New Year!

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After some glorious libations over the holidays, I decided it would be a smart idea to give my body a boost with a healthy dose of the best green juice EVER! Ok, I was inspired. Today at my local farmer’s market, I tasted a wonderful green juice. I decided I could do even better, and…

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