National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: 5 Perfectly Peanut Buttery Recipes

March 1, 2017 Beverages
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day - juggling with julia

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.  Can I get a HUZZAH?! Being a lifelong peanut butter lover myself, I’ve done my fair share of experimenting in the kitchen. Oatmeal, cookies, cakes, muffins – even savory dishes -have featured this, the most beloved of smashed legumes. Oh, wait, you didn’t know? Yep, your favorite […]

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My Daily Coffee Habit Really Is For the Greater Good

October 22, 2015 Beverages

Let’s talk about coffee, shall we? Specifically, how my ‘here and there’ caffeine habit – delivered nowadays via homemade cold-brewed iced coffee – has transformed into a daily coffee habit. I do it for you, really, as well as my family, and the cat, and anyone else who depends on me to be coherent, alert, […]

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Cold-Brewed Coffee Made Simple

August 22, 2015 Beverages

The coffeemaker broke about a month ago. Considering my recent tumble into a love affair with coffee on ice, this was a potentially devastating event. Discovering cold-brewed coffee saved me. Without it, in fact, I would not have survived to tell this tale. Overly dramatic? Of course. But consider this: I love iced coffee with the […]

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Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie and My First Giveaway!

January 26, 2014 Beverages

Hello, friends. I have SO MUCH to share with you today! Laughs, a book giveaway, and a gorgeous smoothie recipe. Yes, recipes can be gorgeous. (Note: the giveaway is no longer active, but certainly read on for the delish Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe!) For someone gifted with more words than one human ought to […]

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Do-It-Yourself Flavored Water

August 14, 2013 Beverages

Simple, do-it-yourself flavored water is a great way to up your fluid game. Many folks know they should drink more water every day, but they just don’t dig plain water.  It’s too blah, too unexciting, just too…watery. I get it. But you and I both know that including enough fluid your daily diet brings all […]

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Doing the (Lowfat) Chai Chai

December 21, 2012 Beverages
Lowfat Chai Tea -- Juggling With Julia

I’m so far from a tea drinker that I thought that Chai was a type of tea leaf, like green, black, and oolong. Boy, was I wonderfully, amazingly wrong! I wish someone had said to me a long time ago, “Jules, this is the most creamy, delicious tea treat you’ll ever have. Oh, and by the way? […]

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Pucker Up! Sweet and Tart Limeade

July 19, 2012 Beverages

We tasted homemade limeade a while back while vacationing in San Francisco, and the moment has really stayed with me. We walked by two young boys who were selling fresh limeade and lemonade from their driveway. There is no way I could pass it up — two freshly scrubbed and eager young capitalists hawking freshly-squeezed cold drinks? Maybe it was the hot […]

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