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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.

Vegan Mayonnaise airfryer bread

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I was curious if vegan mayo is good for baking so time for some experiments. I am not a baker and do not measure ingredients I like to experiment. This turned out amazing I have already made it twice slightly different method. Method one came out pastry like and method 2 was more like deep dish pizza crust. Both were excellent.  I don’t measure ingredients but I’ll try to give you a recipe.  Method 1: ingredients vegan mayo, flour, olive oil Add 1 tablespoon of yeast and vegan mayo to 1/2 cup tap water in a bowl mix with spoon. Add 2 cups of flour and mix with hands keep adding flour until consistency looks like this Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature. I put mine inside the Instant pot. After a few hours it will look like this. This is a fun dough to play with it doesn’t fall apart easily. Add a little olive oil before shaping the dough.  I tried cooking some but it was better after being in the fridge overnight.  After letting it sit in the fridge overnight I stuf

Day Trip to Harrison Hot Springs

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I have rarely left the city where I lived for the last 7 months as we are in a pandemic. This is a day trip to Harrison Hot Springs which is a little less than a 2 hour drive from where I live.  Video on YouTube  Thankfully I live in an area that has low virus cases and local travel is allowed. My mom and I both have not left our houses for more than a few hours a day and were concerned that we would run into issues of needing a bathroom. When I was younger we would often spend a few days in Harrison so we know the area. The resort is very nice but we currently wanted a place to go for a few hours. It’s almost the end of summer and although I live in a beautiful city it’s nice to go to somewhere less city like.  We decided to leave at 1100 so that we would have a few hours of daylight. Our intention was to go for the drive, have lunch, walk near the lake and come home. We were not sure if the hotel and restaurants would be open due to Covid restrictions and knew the public pool was clo