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I tried the new Starbucks Pineapple Refresher

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  I had stars that were going to expire so I decided to try the new refresher. I have seen some reviews of people that love it and others of people that hate it. It’s often sold out but I was in a location where they had it.  I am not really a fan of pineapple flavours. I like other refreshers from Starbucks and I love passion fruit so thought it might be good. There are options to add coconut milk or lemonade. I always get coconut milk in my coffee but I don’t like it in refreshers and I always like lemonade. The drink at first seemed okay but it had a strange bitter aftertaste after each sip. I am not sure the addition of the lemonade made it like that but my mom and I both didn’t like it. It was drinkable but not something I would order again. I will stick to the the Mango Dragon Fruit refresher as my go to refresher from Starbucks.  Let me know if you have tried it in the comments or on Instagram @livingottawalocal.

Experimenting with 2 ingredient bagel air fryer recipes

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I have used my instant vortex plus airfryer oven almost daily since I bought it in October. I am in airfryer oven Facebook group and people keep posting the 2 ingredient bagel recipe. The original recipe is self rising flour and Greek yogurt. The time I decided I wanted to try this was a couple months ago when the pandemic was starting and I couldn’t find any flour. I finally found organic all purpose wheat and pastry flour. I couldn’t find baking powder or self-rising flour and I had Dahi which is an Indian style yogurt not Greek. I also have organic baking soda and I like to experiment. I set the oven to airfry which is 400 degrees and the timer for 10 minutes. While it was preheating I poured some flour into a bowl and added the yogurt mixed together and shaped some of the dough into a bagel. The big bagel in the picture is just the two ingredients. That one will be a future doughnut recipe.  Then I added some baking soda to the mixture and shaped into a bagel. The small