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Old 02-13-2007, 04:14 AM   #11
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I was going to suggest what GB did--oils are available at craft stores.

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Old 03-04-2009, 12:47 PM   #12
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water recipes

i came across this board looking for water recipes too. i was just searching google and saw that there's a book of water recipes on amazon.com -- it's called cool waters or somethign similar. if i buy it i will let everyone know if it has good recipes.

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Old 03-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #13
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As GB indicated a flavored oil will do it.

In India flavored waters have been commonly used (long before they became a rage in the west).

The difference is that given the heat there, a lot of people like water with a hint of some floral essence. Rose and Kewra (another extremely aromatic flower) is fairly common.

I have seen oil based essences sold in orange, strawberry, rose, kewra flavors. They are readily available in Indian stores. You can add them to water. They have no sweetness just aroma.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:11 PM   #14
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How can you get an oil-based essence to emulsify in the water?

Won't it just float on top?

I think they make alcohol or water based flavor essences but I am not sure where to find them.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #15
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One thing I do is add a bit of real juice to water. If you start out with a "sweet" juice like apple, it goes a long way with just plain water.

I have a refrigerator with a good filter system for the water & ice, so I use the filtered water with about 25% juice. Cuts down on calories, sugar intake, and the over sweetness of the juice.

If eating tasty stuff is a sin, I am certainly going south.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #16
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hello ncage1974

well i went looking and found a site that has many ideas that a person can do at home.When you scroll down the page you will come to the recipes
On (Not) Loving Water by Victoria Wesseler for CDKitchen.com
hope it helps
Thank you for the link. There are couple ideas on there I like!
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:57 AM   #17
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Have you ever had spa water - has cucumbers, limes or lemons floating in the water, it tastes great. I need to try making it at home sometime. I love the fresh flavor.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #18
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A friend puts a sliced lime and lemon in a great big pitcher. It does taste great !!!

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