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Winterize Your Cocktails

Winterize Your Cocktails

Now that the colder weather is here and you’ve put away your beach towel it’s time to winterize your cocktails. One way to achieve this is by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs-before–dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs-that have become more popular and widely available. Amari can add structure and backbone to cocktails and […]

Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha (also known as tea mushroom or Manchurian mushroom) is a fermented, slightly sparkling black or green tea beverage that is usually lightly flavored with fruit, ginger, or herbs. Kombucha is commonly intended as a functional beverage for health benefits (although there is no real scientific evidence to support health benefit claims). Kombucha is produced […]

Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Ice Tea or Iced Tea? It depends on where you live. In the South, it’s called ice tea and everywhere else it’s called iced tea. Iced tea did not take its current form until the popularity of black tea took off, thanks to the work of the Indian Tea Commission at the St. Louis World’s […]

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb Rhubarb is one of the first delights of spring, and there are many ways to use it. If you have an abundance of rhubarb in your garden, it will freeze successfully. After you have cut rhubarb up and thrown away the leaves, steeping it overnight has several advantages. You don’t need to use as […]

Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays Holiday time is a wonderful time of year, but let’s face it, there is plenty of stress that comes with it. During the holidays, it’s better to keep things as simple as possible. Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres: Keep it simple. Serve a simple, but beautiful cheese platter. Add bowls of dried fruit […]

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade How To Make Nose-To-Tale Lemonade! Tossing entire lemons, peels and all, into a blender instead of just juicing them results in a frothy, thirst-quenching concoction that may ruin you for the regular stuff. The oil from the skin provides a serious flavor boost. Here’s how to do it: Wash 1 lemon and then […]

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts I believe it’s always best to start with the positive so let’s start with the “Dos.” Table Dos Do place your napkin in your lap, and use it to blot your lips and wipe your hands. Do wait for your hostess to be seated before you start eating, unless requested […]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

36 Apples = 1 Gallon Of Cider

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea This Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea is so refreshing. If you want to make ahead then add the ice cubes before serving. INGREDIENTS 3 Green Tea Bags 3 Cups Boiling Water 2 Cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 1/2 Cup Agave Nectar 1 Cup Mint Leaves 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit (Thinly […]

Beach Barbecue Picnic

Beach Barbecue Picnic

Beach Barbecue Picnic Salt, spray, sea air, and warm sand underfoot are all the pleasant sensations of a day at the beach which stir cravings for good and hearty food.  A perfect refreshment is a traditional beach-blanket banquet, complete with charcoal-grilled corn on the cob.  You can prepare this picnic to feed a crowd or […]