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Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal & Low-Alcohol Drinks

Trying to figure out how to drink more water? Me too! These two drinks have become my favorite ways to drink more liquid. Weight Watchers, can you say "zero points"? With these drinks, yes, you can! This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes.
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Brad Gilbert, the well-known tennis player, tennis coach, ESPN tennis announcer and author of Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master, says this about hydration for athletes, “By the time you feel thirsty, it’s too late.” It’s true for champion athletes, it’s true for couch potatoes – and all of us in between. A few years back, many nights I found myself gulping down a glass of wine while cooking supper, even with good wines worth a slow-sipping savor.What I came to realize is that at six o’clock, my brain is ready for relaxation bu…

Sliced Citrus with Orange Flower Water, Spices and Chocolate Shavings

Sliced citrus – oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, blood oranges – steeped in the essential Moroccan and Mediterranean liquid called "orange blossom" or "orange flower" water. Then, gilding the lily, we sprinkle the citrus with warm spices, a touch of sweetness and oh my, chocolate shavings or toasted pistachios. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long!
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Will You Indulge Me, Please ... ... and close your eyes, just for a minute?Now imagine a sunny afternoon in an orange grove, the light dappled, the breeze cool, the busy-ness of life a distance away. Reach up and grab a fat orange orb and break it off the stem. Feel its heft in the palm of your hand. Now scrape the skin with your nail and sniff as orange sweetness fill…