What’s Hot About Hot Yoga?

It’s clear...yoga is hot! In almost every city you can find a multitude of yoga studios; many of them are offering hot yoga. Hot yoga is basically the practice of yoga in a hot, humid room; generally between 80-95 degrees. The twist on this centuries’ old practice is intended to help warm your muscles so

Fresh Ideas for Easter

For me, Easter = hope. Both religious traditions and commercial symbols reflect the message of creation and possibility. Spring is the time of the year that everything seems to wake up and come alive again...a reminder that you can endure the harshness of Winter and survive. With the awakening of nature and the return of

Mocktail Challenge Day 40: Arnold Palmer

Yea! Day 40! I'm toasting to the last day of this challenge with an all-time favorite of mine (challenge or not) - the Arnold Palmer. This classic combination of iced tea and lemonade brings me right back to my Southern roots. Yes, it is named after the famous golfer who ordered this drink in a

Mocktail Challenge Day 39: Tweety Bird

Move over, Mimosa...this mocktail might take your place at the breakfast table. A combination of all that is perfect in the morning - orange juice, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice, topped off with a bit of bubbly sweetness. Consider this one the next time you host a brunch. It is a beverage that works for

Mocktail Challenge Day 37: Kiwi Lime Cooler

The vibrant color of this mocktail makes for a striking presentation that isn't like your run-of-the-mill mocktail.  The sweet, tangy combination offers balance and interest that will keep you sipping. It is as easy to make as it is to drink.   Kiwi Lime Cooler 3 kiwi peeled 1/2 cup limeade (look for organic or

Mocktail Challenge Day 36: Big Apple Tease with Copycat Bourbon

Today you get a 2-for-1 deal on mocktails courtesy of my favorite mocktail chef Liz Scott. The Big Apple Tease is a complex and hearty drink. It begins with the copycat bourbon recipe. Buckle in and get ready for this one.   Big Apple Tease 1/3 cup copycat bourbon (see recipe below) 1/3 cup cranberry

Mocktail Challenge Day 35: Kira Rosso

This beauty of a mocktail is unbelievably yummy. A combination of raspberries and sweet bubbles make this a sophisticated mocktail that anyone will love. Kira Rosso 1 tbsp raspberry syrup (see below to make) 3/4 cup sparkling white grape juice fresh or frozen raspberries to float (optional) To make the raspberry syrup: Combine 1 cup

Mocktail Challenge Day 34: Honey Vanilla Spritzer

  This drink is simple goodness. By simple, I don't mean boring. I mean it is comforting, familiar and delicious all in one sip. Again, another Martha inspired drink, but I made mine in a MUCH easier way. Martha's recipe calls for simmering water, honey and a vanilla bean over the stove. I'm sure this

Mocktail Challenge Day 33: Honeydew Agua Fresca

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I had to highlight some green concoction in lieu of the traditional green beer. I decided to go with something much more flavorful, but without succumbing to the old lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda in a glass standby. Nope, this one is delicious and nutritious at the same

Mocktail Challenge Day 32: Safe Sex on the Beach

No, not inspired by Spring Break's quick approach, but I can see where you'd go there. I have to admit I got this recipe online, but none of the links really led me back to the source. So, if you are the source, I'm happy to shout it. Regardless, today's mocktail is like summer in