Archive for April 25th, 2014

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FF: The handcrafted sodas of Pure Sodaworks

ff5I have never said no to a Diet Coke, but I also love keeping a few (glass) bottles of small batch sodas on hand, especially in the summer (remember summer?). Some of the best natural sodas I have found come from the fine folks at Pure Sodaworks.

About the handcrafted sodas of Pure Sodaworks: “At Pure Sodaworks, we simply take the finest organic fruits, berries, and herbs we can find, sweeten them with natural cane sugar, and create carbonated taste sensations like no other. Simplicity. That’s what we strive for with every soda we make… while, at the same time, bringing you unique flavor combinations that will have you coming back for more again and again.”

In my opinion the best natural soda products are the old school brews, like root beer. Thankfully, Pure Sodaworks has a root beer: “We traveled back in time for this one. Based on an ingredient list created in the 1850s, this soda boasts 14 herbs and spices in its recipe. Unfortunately, the ingredient list we acquired did not include any proportions, so it took us four tries to get the recipe just right… but, when we did, we got it oh, so right.”

Learn more about Pure Sodaworks here.

FF: The Link D8 Portable Bike from Tern

FFbI keep an umbrella in my car just in case I run into some rain. Now I am thinking it might be good to keep a bicycle in my car so I can go for a ride on a whim. Now that I have found a practical folding bike, like the Link D8 Portable Bike from Tern, this could be a realistic option.

About the Link D8 Portable Bike from Tern: “Mobile phones, umbrellas, point and shoot cameras — the natural arc of evolution moves in a direction of increasing portability — the bicycle is no different. The Link D8 is your every day travel companion, whether your trip is exclusively on two wheels or in combination with buses, trains, or automobiles.”

Learn more about Tern Bicycles here.

FF: The recipe for Nutty Grain and Oat Bars from Bon Appetit

OATI eat a ton of breakfast and granola bars but I had never thought about making my own. Until now. I found this recipe for Nutty Grain and Oat Bars from Bon Appetit magazine.

I am going to try to make these oat bars, but it does come with the ominous warning:

“We can’t stress it enough: Pack the mixture as tightly as possible into the loaf pan. This is essential for the slices to hold together when cut.”

Find the recipe for Nutty Grain and Oat Bars from Bon Appetit magazine here.

Find all sorts of great recipes and foodie tips from Bon Appetit magazine here.