Category Archives: Beverage

Strawberry – Lavender Lemonade

A hot summer day calls for ice cold lemonade! And with all the plump strawberries everywhere, why not fancy it up? How about the flavors of strawberries and lavender in that lemonade swirling around in your mouth, cooling you down … Continue reading

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Twenty Memorial Day Ideas

Memorial Day is upon us! Some folks love to celebrate with a barbecue – others with a picnic. Here are TWENTY ideas! Hope you enjoy.

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The Surprising Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Do you need a cup of coffee to get you through the morning at work? Do your friends constantly tell you that you drink too much of it? Well, you can fire back at them with the benefits of drinking … Continue reading

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National Irish Coffee Day

I had no idea there was a day for Irish coffee. Did you? This warming beverage was first served in the 1940’s at the Shannon airport in SW Ireland. Intending to warm the weary travelers stopping in, Chef Joe Sheridan … Continue reading

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Solstice Glögg – A Yule Tradition

The Winter Solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year and it happens at the same moment for everyone on earth. It’s when the sun reaches its farthest point south it has been the entire year and … Continue reading

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Who Needs Starbucks? Improving Your Coffee At Home

A visit to a coffee shop is part of a daily ritual for many people, including me!  But it can become an expensive habit.  With most people spending $2-5 on their daily cup of joe, it’s something that can really … Continue reading

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Hot Drink And Treat Combinations For Winter

It’s that time of the year where we all want to climb into bed earlier.  When we get home from work, we instantly turn the heat up before anything.  The chill gets everywhere, into every nook and cranny.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Traditional Bloody Mary

January 1 was National Bloody Mary day – so I made some Bloody Marys!    We used vodka as well as a couple of other variations (see below).  It’s a great drink for brunch.

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National Cocoa Day

 Yep – there is a National day of celebration for that cup of warm goodness, Cocoa! But don’t confuse hot cocoa with hot chocolate. They aren’t the same! Hot chocolate is made by mixing ground chocolate with milk.  Chocolate contains … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Hand (AKA Fingered Citron)

What the heck is that thing? I’ve seen the Buddha’s hand on cooking shows and never knew what it was or what you could do with it.  Well, here are three things to make and a little background on this … Continue reading

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