5 Different Teas and How to Pair Them with Food

Tea2Most people understand that wine enhances taste of food, and that different wines go better with different cuisine. There are some people who treat wine pairing like an unbreakable fiat, but that isn’t the point: you can drink whatever you want with whatever you eat, but get the right food with the right wine and you’ll have the flavors of food simply exploding in your mouth.

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What You Should Know Before You Try to Open a Bookstore/Café

Do you love books? I love books. Somehow, books and tea (or coffee) seem to just go together. Which is probably why every introverted bibliophile I have ever met has at one point or another uttered something along the lines of “I want to open my own bookstore/coffee house/tea room/cafe.”

To which respond, “No. You really don’t.” Continue reading

3 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy a Cup of Tea Today

Healthy Herbal TeaTea has been with us for thousands of years. Millions of people all over the world enjoy countless variations on tea every day for various reasons, from cultural practice to simple enjoyment.

One of the most highly-touted benefits of tea, though, is to improve our long-term health and wellbeing. But how exactly does tea affect our body? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

How to Monetize a Recipe Website

monetize-blogI’ve been cooking for my family and friends for years. People would ask me for my recipes, so I started compiling them on a website. From there, it started growing and now this blog is my full time job.

Have you thought about using your recipes as a source of income? Here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way. Continue reading

Monica’s Payday Cake Recipe

payday_cakeLong time, no post! I’ve been busy dabbling in new hobbies and adventures. Last month I went with a friend who is starting an online business to an ecommerce conference, and it opened my eyes to a whole new world of online possibilities beyond blogging! Continue reading

Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Chai TeaWith the cooler weather coming in, few things are more refreshing than a steaming cup of tea. Green tea, black tea, herbal tea, white tea, oolong tea… I like them all! Chai tea is one of my favorites, though chai actually just means tea in many other languages. Chai in the states usually refers to black tea brewed with herbs and spices, which is the recipe I am giving here. Continue reading

Pumpkin Recipe

pumpkinThe first time I made this recipe was over the summer even though pumpkin muffins are associated with autumn. Still, when I saw this recipe I couldn’t resist giving it a try. And I’m glad I did! This recipe is a staple favorite now and I use it to make the flavors of fall year-round.  Continue reading

Need to Boost Your Vitamin B12 Levels? Try These Recipes

crabsHealth and nutrition are becoming an important factor is the diets of people across the globe. With this new focus on what we eat and how it affects us comes the realization that there is a nutrient deficiency problem silently affecting many people.

Vitamin B12 is a lesser thought of vitamin that helps to combat mental health problems, fatigue, anemia, and stomach issues. If you become deficient in Vitamin B12, you can lose cognitive function, damage your central nervous system, become fatigued and anemic, and develop depression. Continue reading

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

cherriesFor the last few weeks I have been on a bit of a cookie kick. I already have most of the stock ingredients like sugar, flour, baking soda, and the like laying around, so I have been doing a bit of experimenting. The recipe that follows was me trying to balance my desire to be healthy with my sweet tooth but the sugar and butter in these cookies aren’t exactly healthy. They’re still delicious though! (No surprises there…) Continue reading