Pink Ice Tea Limeade – A Natural Dye Magic Trick

Pink Ice Tea Limeade – A Natural Dye Magic Trick

I had a few leaves of aka shiso (red perilla) and a bunch of chamomile flowers from a recent harvest in my backyard. Also, there were several limes in the fridge so, when life gives you limes and herbs, make ice tea limeade! Aka shiso ice tea is a Japanese beverage, usually prepared with lemon juice, but I used lime juice and agave syrup to give it a Mexican feeling (and use what I had at hand), and chamomile to take full advantage of my harvest; all that turned out to complement the flavours very well … click on title for more

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Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Specifically as a hot beverage, pre-Hispanic atole was originally nixtamalized corn dough (masa) dissolved in water and sweetened with honey or agave syrup; sometimes flavouring agents such as fruit, chiles or cocoa were also used. After the Spanish conquest, atole became another product of culinary fusion, with cinnamon, exotic fruits, and often milk, being added to the mix … click on title for more

Ginger Limeade – A Refreshing Story

Ginger Limeade – A Refreshing Story

Since I was looking for recipes featuring ginger with Canadian and Mexican elements, it did not take me long to think of Canada Dry™ ginger ale, the first reference to Canada I ever had as a child in Mexico. The Ginger Limeade pictured above, is my take on a homemade Canada-Dry-like beverage, with added Mexican flavours … Click on image for more