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Fire Cider

Take a shot daily – or one teaspoon every few hours when you feel worn down or sick. For a more refreshing twist, serve over ice with sparkling water.

Makes ½ Gallon

½ medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
¼ cup horseradish, chopped
¼ cup ginger, chopped
¼ cup jalapeño pepper, chopped
2 medium golden beets, chopped
1 large orange, cut into wedges
1 medium lemon, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons dried astragalus
2 teaspoons dried chopped turmeric
2 teaspoons cayenne
¼ gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar plus more if needed
1 cup local raw honey (optional)
3 limes

Place the onion, garlic, horseradish, ginger, jalapeno and golden beets into a half-gallon mason jar.…

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Basic Nut Milk

Photo: Melissa King

Making nut milk is an easy process that’s pretty consistent among varieties. This basic formula is good for almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and pistachios. All the nuts will need to be soaked ahead of time, preferably overnight.…

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Strawberry Brazil-Nut Milk

Brazil nuts produce extremely thick, velvety milk that could be considered the full-fat version of the nut-milk world. I regularly drink it on its own, but my kids love flavored milk, so I created this recipe with them in mind. I typically use strawberries, as the recipe suggests, but it works well with any berry, even frozen ones if fresh aren’t available because of the season or location.…

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Lime Tea

from Decoration Day

It’s hard to believe that the juice of just one lime can make all the diffrence in a pitcher of sweet tea. But try this and you’ll see why it is the signature beverage of College Mound Decoration Day.…

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Ginger Lime Spritzer

from A Summer Concert Picnic

This bright, citrusy and spicy spritzer can easily turn into a cordial with a splash of your favorite spirits, such as vodka or tequila.

Makes 4 servings

1½ cups sugar
1 cup water
1 (3-inch) knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
Zest of 1 lime
½ cup lime juice
Mint
Soda water

In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine sugar, water, ginger and zest (grated green peel) and bring to a boil.…

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Texas Rye Punch

Texas Rye Punch

Serve in a pitcher or punch bowl garnished with organic edible flowers—like pansies, violets, nasturtiums or marigold petals.

Serves 8 to 10

4 cups fresh grapefruit juice
2½ cups Herman Marshall Texas Rye Whiskey
⅔ cup sweet vermouth
1 cup club soda
Garnish: strawberries, grapefruit wheels, edible flowers

Pour grapefruit juice, whiskey, vermouth and club soda in punch bowl or pitcher.…

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Spring Thyme

Photo: Gyorgy Papp

Juicy strawberries and fragrant thyme pair well with gin.

Serves one

¼ cup strawberries
3 thyme sprigs
1 lemon wedge
3 ounces gin

Place the strawberries, two of the thyme sprigs and the lemon wedge in a shaker and muddle well; fill the shaker with ice, add the gin, and shake well.…

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Clove ‘N’ Thyme Toddy

Photo by Lauren Coe

Herbs give this timeless toddy an elevated flavor profile.

Makes 1 serving

TODDY

1 jigger (1½ ounces) Texas bourbon
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) lemon juice
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) Clove-Thyme Honey (recipe follows)
Thyme sprig and lemon peel

Add all ingredients to mug and top with hot water.…

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Sapna’s Spiced Chai


PHOTO: SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

Buy Sapna’s chai blend online or at the Coppell Farmers Market. Or make your own with this recipe.

Makes 1 serving

1 cup water
2 thin slices of fresh ginger (about ½-inch thick)
1 whole green cardamom pod
1 teaspoon Indian black tea (see note)
1/3 cup whole milk or non-dairy milk (almond/soy/coconut)
Sweetener of choice (see note)

Begin heating water in a small pot.…

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