Category Archives: Food and Drink

Cavities

Sugar-in-the-raw vs. white sugar came up at brunch today, so I decided to look into it. This was the most surprising sentence in the Wikipedia Sugar page:  …it is impossible to develop cavities in the absence of fermentable carbohydrates. Wow! … Continue reading

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Time and Peanut Butter

Turns out that a “jiffy” is an actual unit of time, though it has a different definitions depending on context, but it’s usually the time it takes light (or energy) to travel a short distance.  It might have originated as … Continue reading

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Coconut Water

It’s the best cure. Always will be, always has been. Nature’s Gatorade, used by soldiers in the South Pacific when they ran out of sterile saline, this stuff is made to go in your body. It is full of electrolytes and … Continue reading

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Some crazy smoothies for your hangover

Many people recommend a hangover remedies of all the other remedy mixed together in a cure-all. If my blender worked, I would maybe try one of these. Ok, probably not.  If you do want to try to find the silver … Continue reading

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Pickle Juice: drink it if you dare

When I was (much, much) younger, I was known to occasionally imbibe a bit more alcohol than recommended the night before I had a shift at a coffee shop. While lying on the dirty floor mats during my breaks, I … Continue reading

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Ginger Ale: my favorite fizzy cure all

Remember when you had the flu and your mom gave you ginger ale? No? Well my mom is more awesome than your mom because she knew that ginger (even that found in a natural ginger ale) helps calm the stomach. … Continue reading

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Gatorade and other electrolyte drinks

Electrolytes specific functions are a mystery to me, but I know they are important to curing hangovers or just helping your body to recover from any kind of rigorous event. A few you might recognize are potassium, sodium and calcium and they … Continue reading

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Juice: a step beyond water

Not only are you dehydrated when you are hungover, but the tequila you were happily downing last night took its time happily sucking your body’s nutrients. Now you need some vitamins. Though any juice will help your situation, aim for the ones … Continue reading

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June is Hangover Remedy Month!

During the month of June I will research all of the hangover remedies I can in celebration of the first annual Hangover Remedy Month. I’ll start with the more common cures and get more fun from there, maybe even creating … Continue reading

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Alcohol Wish List

At the moment I reside in a state that doesn’t allow consumers to purchase alcohol online. This makes it more difficult for me to buy different wines/beers/liquors that I can’t find locally. In a few cases this isn’t a bad … Continue reading

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15 super foods!

In a time of medical crisis, there is only one hero: Superfood! WebMD is all kinds of helpful when you want to turn a few symptoms into full-blown panic that you may have a rare, incurable disease. Little did I … Continue reading

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Ale 8-one

As it would happen, bourbon is not only the delicious drink that is created in Kentucky. Ale-8-One is a “soft drink” (which I think is a Kentucky word for “pop”) that is found in distinctive green bottles. I’m always on the … Continue reading

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Straight Bourbon Whiskey

When one moves to Kentucky, one finds herself surrounded by whiskey makers. Today we visited Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, KY. We learned many things.   For a whiskey to be  considered a bourbon it must start out with at least … Continue reading

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United we’re salad, divided just veggies

E Pluribus Unum, “One from Many,” was taken from a recipe for salad in the early poem titled “Moretum” by Virgil. “Moretum literally means garden herbs. From Virgil’s minor poems, this is a tribute “to common things and plebian associations. … Continue reading

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Black Ale?

Having a cold one today I realized that I didn’t know the difference between the various dark beers. My drinking companion was quaffing some New Belgium 1554 which is a Black Ale. Being more familiar with Irish beers, I figured … Continue reading

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Sage

Sage goes well with sweet potatoes. More from Wikipedia: As a herb, sage is considered to have a slight peppery flavor. In Western cooking, it is used for flavoring fatty meats (especially as a marinade), cheeses (Sage Derby),and some drinks. … Continue reading

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Port Wine

Port wine is named for the seaport city of Porto in Portugal.

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