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Autumn Cocktails

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  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups apple brandy, preferably Calvados
  • Eight  cinnamon sticks

In small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of 8 mugs or heatproof glasses, pour in the hot liquid and serve.

Flavours of Spring

With the weather warming up and racing around the corner what better way then to relax and enjoy some cocktails between friends.

My favourite for the spring are

Beez 

60ml vodka.
30ml Lemon juice
15 ml Honey
Vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.

strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon

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Shine

60 ml citrus vodka
30 ml cranberry juice
30 ml elderflower syrup

Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.

strain into a martini glass.

cranberry

Sorbet Floats

Scoop of sorbet
Champaign

Add sorbet into in a champaign flute and add champaign

float

Popular Diet Trends

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Ancient Grains

10 Ancient Grains to Switch Up Your Healthy Carbs

Plant Protein

If you have been to a  health foods store, or yoga studio in the last few months, you’ve maybe come across chlorophyll water on the shelves or menu.  But what is it, and why is everyone suddenly swearing by it?  Chlorophyll is the molecule that gives plants and algae their green pigment and traps sunlight for photosynthesis. You can eat it via lots of leafy green veggies, take it as a supplement in pill form, or add it to water or juice via chlorophyll drops. And you might want to do at least one of those things, because chlorophyll boasts a ton of  benefits.

Veganism

Get ready for a vegan revolution.  2016,  we’ll see more recommendations to lower meat consumption and maintain more plant-based or vegan diets, and be sure to see more of it out in restaurants.

For 2016, clean is the new organic, throw away with anything artificial, a clean eating diet excludes processed foods and added sugars. We’ll likely be seeing more chain restaurants offering cleaner options in the New Year.

Lentils

Lentils will big in 2016,I love adding a little feta cheese, red wine vinegar, and maybe some olives to my lentils to make a super easy and tasty meal or side. Whether you use them as a protien packed add on or prepare them as a main dish, lentils are a great source of iron, which is key for helping your body produce energy and regulate metabolism.

Elimination Diets

Get ready to start slashing foods from your fridge. Elimination diets can be useful for figuring out the root cause of a health issue think cutting dairy to see if it helps your acne. Elimination diets for food intolerances to either help with metabolism, digestion, or skin issues .  more of us a moving towards natural, dietary solutions for health problems.”

Take a Break

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Need a coffee but don’t want the hustle and bustle of the city while you relax.

Ca De Vin is the perfect hide away for you.

Positioned between Myer and H&M on Bourke st mall Melbourne, Ca De Vin has something for everyone.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner you can enjoy the the cosy laneway setting anytime of the day.

Known for their pizza and extensive wine menu, Ca De Vin is the first choice when it comes to a cosy romantic dinner or just a casual coffee and cake catch up with friends.

Opening hours:

9:30-10pm

Be sure to remember this one.