Beverages

Tomatoes

September 17, 2020

Red, ripe, sweetly acid tomatoes are certainly one of the most prized of the summer vegetables. Let’s face it, tomatoes are only good during the summer and off-season ones just don’t taste like anything. In season the best solution is to grow your own or to know a gardener nearby....

Winterize Your Cocktails

December 10, 2018

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...

Kombucha

February 7, 2018

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...

Iced Tea

July 7, 2017

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...

Rhubarb

May 31, 2016

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...

Less Stress Holidays

December 19, 2015

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....

Fresh Lemonade

June 24, 2015

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:...

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

February 9, 2015

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...

Did You Know?

September 14, 2014

36 Apples = 1 Gallon Of Cider

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

June 12, 2014

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...

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