Melon, ginger ale and peppermint slush

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In the Philippines, melon usually refers to the cantaloupe or rockmelon. That's about the only variety found in the market for ages because it is the variety that is grown locally. It was not only until the last decade that imported honeydews, sugar melons and hami melons started to make an appearance and gained some popularity here.I mention the variety of melons … [Read more...]

Green tea and herb infusion

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There are a lot of beliefs associated with a hot drink first thing in the morning. Some say it warms up the body and conditions it for physical activity. Others say a hot drink prevents the formation of unwanted acids. I don't know how much of it is superstition and how much is fact. Personally, I drink a cup of coffee almost as soon as I wake up for the caffeine boost. … [Read more...]