Beverages

Spiced Apple Cider

December 4, 2011

Spiced Apple Cider INGREDIENTS 8 Cups Apple Cider or Apple Juice 1 Medium Sliced Apple 1 Vanilla Bean Split Lengthwise ¼ Cup Honey ¼ Cup Maple Syrup 3 Whole Allspice Berries 3 Whole Cloves 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Star Anise Peel of 1 Orange Peel of 1 Lemon In a...

Root Beer Float

December 2, 2011

Root Beer Float I remember many a Root Beer Float at the A&W Drive-In when I was young. I still love Root Beer Floats. They are so simple to make and are delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Quarts Chilled Good Quality Root Beer 8 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream 8 Ten Ounce...

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

August 20, 2011

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Adding avocado to this smoothie really thickens it up and adds healthy fats to the equation. INGREDIENTS 1 Ripe Avocado 1 Cup Wild Blueberries 4 Ice Cubes 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup 1 Teaspoon Vanilla ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 1 Cup of Milk Combine all of the ingredients into...

Mango Lassi

May 9, 2011

Mango Lassi The lassi is a traditional Punjabi yogurt based drink.  It is made by blending yogurt with water or milk and Indian spices.  The traditional lassi is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin (salted lassi).  The sweet lassi is blended with sugar or fruits instead of...

A Proper Cup Of Tea

April 15, 2011

A Proper Cup Of Tea I love a cup of tea in the afternoon.  It is a nice break in the day and a nice pick-me-up.  There are many variations on how to make a proper cup of tea.  Here is my version. INGREDIENTS Tea Bag or Tea Leaves Fresh...

Blood Orange Mimosas

April 3, 2011

Blood Orange Mimosas INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Chilled Fresh Blood Orange Juice 1 Bottle (750ml) Chilled Dry & Good Quality Prosecco Fresh Blood Orange Slices For Garnish Into each of 8 champagne flutes, pour ¼ cup blood orange juice.  Top off each glass with Prosecco and a slice of blood orange....

Sangria

March 12, 2011

Sangria Sangria has been important to Spanish culture for many centuries.  This wine punch has gained international popularity and is easy to make at home.  Versions of Sangria have held a planting of the Iberian Peninsula’s vineyards around 200 BC.  As Spain’s soil and weather are particularly well suited for...

Chai Tea

March 11, 2011

Chai Tea Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world.  It is a centuries old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.  Chia from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world.  The spices used vary from...

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