Archive for the 'Drinks' Category

Hot Buttered Rum Cookies

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Here’s a great extra credit assignment for kitchen geeks… making baked goods out of unsuspecting base ingredients. I can’t remember my inspiration, most likely just contemplation of rummy goodness… adding flour to hot buttered rum mix equals great cookies! Hot Buttered Rum Cookies With a mixer combine: 1/3 cup hot buttered rum batter 1/3 cup [...]

Thom’s Hot Buttered Rum

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

One more drink to add to the list of holiday liquid ambrosia: Thom’s amazingly good, warming tonic to heal that which ails you, aka Hot Buttered Rum. This isn’t that premade Tom and Jerry’s Batter… I know this Thom! Hot Buttered Rum is his Christmas specialty, a great drink to add to Thom’s repertoire. Warning, [...]

Spirited COoking- EggNog

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

My Mom is a large player in influencing the favorites of my tastebuds. Eggnog is a big cherished taste bud memory in my child hood flavor storage. Mom would whip up a batch of the fluffy stuff over the stove and I would sneak a sip of it while still warm. As good as that [...]

Spirited Cooking- Framboise Lambic Brownies

Monday, December 19th, 2005

I‘ve been brewing a very special relationship with Framboise Lambic this winter season. It’s become a drinkable dessert of choice. One that when consumed in 2 pints, allows one to forget about the stresses of the day. Us cheap dates have it easy this way! Lambic is a surprising class of beer. It is made [...]

Chocolate Chili Orange Mocha

Monday, August 8th, 2005

This weather has me completely addicted to icey things. The crowds on 13th Ave seem to be of the same mind. My campus bubble tea shop is becoming more and more popular (and I am even closer to filling up my buy-10-get-one-free card, whoppee!). The frozen yogurt shops are buzzing. The iced coffees are flowing. [...]


Thursday, August 4th, 2005

I just received a fun blogging by mail package from Clare (get it? Clar-ah-tea?). My package comes all the way from Austraila, and in a wonderful moment of synchronicitea Clare sent me sweet greek almond cookies, Violet Crumble, TimTam, and a bag of Darjeeling tea. As we just finished posting our entries for IMBB-TasteTea, receiving [...]

Homemade Iced Mocha

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Cold coffee drinks are a must have for summer enjoyment. They come in many flavors and can be made sweet as melted ice cream or just as straight up coffee. My iced coffee addiction is supplimented by the many coffee shops by my house and work, a few of which have taught me some nice [...]

Snake River Iced Tea

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Snake River Iced Tea has developed a devout group of followers over here in Eugene, Oregon. We blame it all on Thom, who likes to hand these out on our summer camping trips. Now, a whiff of lemon and whiskey instantly transports me river side on a warm sunny day surrounded by happy people and [...]

Orange Juice All Around!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

I grew up a military brat with a migratory set of summers. My childhood consisted of living in England, Germany, Texas and finally spending my high school in Arizona and Oregon, where I live now. These years were punctuated with summer vacations spent visiting relatives and grandparents in Santa Clara, California, where both of my [...]

Almond Nectar

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Eugene has introduced me to many exciting flavors to swirl around my mouth. A significant player in this flavor party was Genesis Juice, a local juice manufacturer that specializes in raw juices that aren’t pasteurized. Their juice came in funky shaped glass bottles, and entertained us with fresh flavors: green spirulina smoothies, ginger lemonade, strawberry [...]