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  gingerly good tea time

For Christmas, I received some black mango tea from my friend. Thank you Jen of the Wilderness,  for the even more exciting infuser water bottle to keep me healthily hydrated this year. 

I ran to the store to get cucumber and lemons for my newest concoction. Everyone has been talking about ginger tea so I sliced up some root and dropped this in first. 

For the refreshing cool beverage, I stuck it in the fridge. But everyone knows I quit drinking cold water and prefer room temperature or hot drinks, so to keep the veggies fresh I leave it in the fridge (by the way, the fridge does keep bananas longer – proven by daughter science fair project) and when it’s tea time – put a cup of it in my microwave.  

Added  a bit of honey too. Now I’m having  a gingerly good tea time, chums. 

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Soda Trial After Two Years

I finally decided after an aerobic day at work to have a cold, refreshing, carbonated beverage. I could have any of the main sodas free everyday, but would I dare? After 2 years of reducing every acid refluxing element in my life, I wanted to test it, and maybe, just maybe, I could drink a soda without the hiccuping torture.  Slowly, I sipped a half of a can of Sprite poured into a Styrofoam cup, lapping it up like a cat at a milk bowl. Oh, the hell with it! I downed the rest feeling a cool tingle from my toes through my nose and it was exactly how I remembered it, except that I don’t really like the flavor of Sprite. But the bubbles and chill was so – for lack of a better marketing adjective -“refreshing.” The colorless, caffeine -less sugar water seemed like a baby step in the family of explosive,  exciting sodas. Maybe I’ll be fully cured one day and be able to survive “the bomb” – a  rootbeer float. That’s asking much of my lactose intolerance though. Oh that would be bliss! My next attempt will be worth it…half a glass of Dr. Pepper. Someone will have to come have one with me.