Archive for the 'Drinks' Category

Recipe: jam soda

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I’m a beginning preserver. A beginner in that I learned how to put up jam only last year. More so, a beginner in that I don’t quite have a handle on realizing I have to eat what I’ve preserved. The jars of green beans and peaches were a delightful surprise. However, the many many jars [...]

Recipe: Saffron Vodka Mango Snow Cone

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

For the first time in my life I’m a bit off put about the color of mango and saffron. However, for the sake of a tasty snow cone, I remind myself that I am confident of my snow’s origin. Good thing it rewards me for such meditations. Alcoholic snow cones? You bet. Can’t let kids [...]

Homemade butter variations: truffle goodness

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I made myself a treat last week after my visit to the PSU farmers’ market: homemade butter layered with thin slices of truffles. I topped the truffle butter with a piece of wax paper and stuck this in the freezer. To use, take a warm spoon and shave off curls of the fragrant butter. And [...]

Mint Ice Cream Slushy

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

In addition to sushi, eggs over easy, and cheese, I have to add ice cream as one of those foods that I could absolutely live on non-stop. I mean really, is ice cream really any worse than a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Ok, that was suppose to be a rhetorical question. I’m wise to [...]

Creatively Named Mixed Drinks

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

I’ve been bookmarking interesting sounding drinks from my Extra Tasty! Drink of the Day subscription. It’s a great way to avoid my house unpacking! While I do admit that there is more to a drink than its name (still shuddering over Red Headed Sluts, Jäger- yuck!), these ones are pretty fun, with a dash of [...]

OpenCola: a Cola Recipe for the Masses

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Via WikiHow, a recipe for making your own Cola. It’s a fascinating ingredient list that reveals the alchemical origins of cola. Ingredients- Flavoring * 3.50 ml orange oil * 1.00 ml lemon oil * 1.00 ml nutmeg oil * 1.25 ml cassia (cinnamon) oil * 0.25 ml coriander oil * 0.25 ml neroli oil (similar [...]

Champagne Float Hawaii Style

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Our vacation studio in Kailua was near perfect- just steps away from the beach, included wi fi, a near by restaurant and deli, fresh brewed coffee at our finger tips, and yet… the proximity of island fruits was making me miss my blender dearly. I love fresh fruit, don’t get me wrong, but succulent pineapples, [...]

Fruit Smoothie Floats

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using fruit smoothies to get in my daily fruit. The standard drink when I come home from work is usually frozen strawberries with soymilk and vanilla, though I’ve found a fun way to shake things up a bit: adding carbonated water. That extra glug of sparkling water adds a little zing to the [...]

Cool Site: Extra Tasty

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I just ran into a new-to-me site courtesy of called Extra Tasty. The graphics are clean and slick, the layout of the site clear, and with some great features; a winsome combination! The front page sports a drink of the day, which also has an rss feed, of course. Another cool feature of the [...]

Hot Apple Pie Shots: SHF17

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Apple pie is one of those desserts I eat for the ice cream. Fortunately for me, this month’s Sugar High Friday theme of dairy lets me wallow in that desire. I happen to be home sick and need something that can shoot through my stuffiness. I think my whipped cream dispenser and Sweet’s jug of [...]