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Hey there!  There are plenty of new things in the works right now:

  • The Iron Shawna blog site has been revamped!  Soon, it will be even easier to search past posts for specific foods you want to know more about.
  • Foodie Blogroll recently accepted my application to be part of their network.  I am pretty excited to be networked with other blogs like mine!  Check out the widget on the Iron Shawna blog site, as well.
  • Iron Shawna now has dedicated podcast space on Podomatic and iTunes.  Right now, I’ve loaded one of the videos from the Iron Shawna YouTube Channel.  Future podcast episodes will be audio-only and include guests.  Check out the player at the bottom of the Iron Shawna blog site, and feel free to follow the podcast channel on either site so that you’re the first to know when the audio episodes are posted!
  • Last but not least, YouTube has rolled out a new channel format, which means the Iron Shawna YouTube Channel has a new trailer video introducing non-subscribers to the project.

Phew, that’s a lot of links and updates.  And now, onto this week’s topic: Easy Drinks.  I can’t help but hear the song “Easy Street” from the musical Annie every time I read that title.  But I digress.

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Would you like to lower the amount you pay to buy coffee at a cafe? Is it inconvenient to make at home every time you want some? Do you regularly look at your tea collection and wish you had more decaffeinated options?
These are all reasons why I started cold brewing my coffee and making my own ginger tea. I also list other reasons/benefits on this Sustainable Seeds blog post.


Music credits:
– Opening/closing song: “Neon” from iMovie
– Time lapse song: “Railroad Blues” from purple-planet.com

**Nominal Nutritional Information:

Coffee provides more antioxidants than any other food or beverage.  However, more than 2 or 3 cups daily may increase blood pressure.

Ginger is a very rich source of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

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