Drink Blog of the Day Archive
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August 26, 2011
About a month ago (wow, time flies!), I wrote a guest post for my friend, Shellina, over at The Frugal Flambe. Now, that same pitcher of Thai tea I made for the post is definitely gone, and I’ve been craving it for, oh, about a month. Not to mention that within this time frame Shellina and her family have gained a new addition to their family! Their new little bundle of joy, Abigail, is so beautiful! Congratulations, Shellina!
August 25, 2011
If you got some Nutella hanging around in your pantry. Add a few ingredients to your blender along with some Nutella and give this smoothie a try. If you do, let me know what you think of it!
August 24, 2011
This is my first – of hopefully many more – green smoothie recipes. It’s great for beginners as it only involves a few ingredients…..mangoes, parsley, water and ice. Make sure your mangoes are very sweet and ripe, otherwise the taste will be bitter and sour. If your mangoes aren’t ripe enough, place them in a brown paper bag the night before you use them. For extra sweetness, add one or two dates into the mix.
August 23, 2011
This Sparkling Strawberry Mint Limeade is a refreshing, family- and party- friendly drink to get you through hot summer days. Fresh ingredients and some bubble from the club soda make an ultra-cooling and delicious treat. Looking for something boozy instead? Add a shot of vodka or rum and you're set.
August 22, 2011
I was lost. On my way home from the market in Venice with my string bag full of purple radicchio, fresh walnuts, a bag of Arborio rice and a wedge of Parmesan wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. So I wasn’t going to starve. But I was lost.
August 21, 2011
Have you ever seen fresh berries such as strawberries or blueberries on sale at a ridiculously low price but passed on buying them because the quantity was too large? Or maybe you bought too many berries and just weren’t using them up fast enough?
August 20, 2011
I think a drink like this epitomizes summer. Fresh mint, flavorful blueberries, and icy cold tea. I haven’t always loved iced tea, but I’ve really been craving it this summer. Maybe it is these insanely warm days that we have been having.
August 19, 2011
he word “jal” means water and “jeera” means cumin. This is an exotic North Indian drink, which is very popular in Indian restaurants worldwide. This is a spicy drink and an appetizer, which is believed to not only cool the body (because of mint in them) in hot weather, but this aids in digestion (attributed to the cumin and rock salt) as well! It is a drink served in Indian get-togethers and cultural ceremonies.
August 18, 2011
Facts about Watermelon: 1. It’s in season right now, which means it is at it’s sweetest, juiciest, ripest, and cheapest! It is absolutely delicious. 2. It’s low in calories because it is mostly water, and it is wonderfully hydrating. 3. It is packed with vitamin C and lycopene, major antioxidants, and it also has a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, and magnesium.
August 17, 2011
Both Lori and I felt by having the jalapeno flavor in the smoothie really helped it be more savory. It was a little different at first but then we kept sipping on it. Lori struggled at first to get it down as she prefers sweet based smoothies. But did like the change.
August 17, 2011
One of the most succulent little jewels of summer is the blackberry. Sweet, tart, almost inky-black, these berries are intensely flavorful… and make the taste buds tingle. In my version of the iconic Cosmopolitan, fresh blackberry purée is spiked with orange bitters for a quintessentially summery cocktail.
August 15, 2011
The bacon and egg coupette comes from the Gastro Mixology section of their menu. The cocktail is a mix of Bourbon which is fat washed with smoked bacon, lemon, sugar and egg white. It sounds a little interesting, however really works. There’s a wonderful smokiness which the bacon brings to the drink, which is complimented by the slice of crispy bacon used as a garnish!
August 14, 2011
Watch this video to learn how to create your own edible centerpiece. Tips for advance preparation and keeping vegetables fresh overnight are also included.
August 13, 2011
Cantaloupe is variety of melon and more related to cucumber than water melon and its round shape with bumpy skin. Cantaloupe has sweet fragrant and orange flesh, its great for salad or cold drink.
August 12, 2011
When three o'clock chimes, I need coffee. This has been a pattern for me for quite some time in all aspects of my life -- kids, no kids, work, no work, school, no school. I don't really know why, but I get so sleepy around three o'clock in the afternoon.
August 11, 2011
It may be too early to speak about Spring down here, but it surely is on the way, as days are getting brighter and longer. Early mornings and nights remain chilly though; And one of the little pleasure of the season is not only to indulge in comforting dishes, but also enjoy hot beverage.
August 10, 2011
Do whatever you want! Add any different peppers you can think of. Purée your favorite greens. You can follow the basic method adding vegetables you prefer and come up with something unique and equally delicious.
August 9, 2011
Every time my fiancé and I go down to visit his family in NC, his dad ribs me about all the rednecks we come across. Like I’m some fish-out-of-water, ain’t never seen no rednecks before, “city girl.” I always have to remind him that I hail from East Tennessee where the moonshine flows steady and the rednecks are aplenty. Heck, I grew up learning all the versus of Rocky Top (yeah, there’s more than one and a chorus) and, when necessary, I can speak with more twang that Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama. Don’t doubt my hillbilly street cred.
August 8, 2011
I can never forget the incident when I tried this for the first time, I just tried only for 1 cup of glass. I gave hubby to taste it which he thought it was offered to him fully and enjoyed it completely only later he realised noone else even tasted the kheer so whenever I make this I pull his leg with this incident :)
August 7, 2011
The moment I saw this on Vittles and Bits I got so excited and knew I had to try it. As a kid ( and rather shamelessly still as an adult) nothing is more awesome than an ice cold glass of chocolate milk. Whenever we go out for breakfast, we are always given raised eyebrows when we order milk instead of the usual coffee. I love milk with spaghetti, tacos, and pizza and will have a glass at least once a day. I guess it’s just something I never grew out of.
August 6, 2011
The weather is really confusing. It gets quite pleasant at night, but during the day its HOT and humid, making it impossible to do anything. And to have a house that has no AC, just swamp coolers to cool you off, the humidity can be your worst enemy.
August 5, 2011
As a brand ambassador for Keurig, I have had the opportunity to drink a lot of coffee this summer. For the first time I’ve tasted Iced Coffee and much to my surprise, I’m totally loving it. Actually the other day I was up until 2am because I love drinking my iced coffee (and the Keurig makes it too easy) a little too much! My current fave is just a light roast K-Cup with a little caramel syrup and a splash of cream. I love the flavor the cream adds, but do you want to know why I really add the cream? It just looks so cool right after its poured in! It’s like coffee cream art.
August 4, 2011
Combine rose sugar and mint leaves with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Add to iced tea to taste.
August 3, 2011
Last week, my husbands sister and her family visited from Vienna. I knew for a short trip, we would not eat at home much, but I had bought plenty of snacks to have on hand for when we were home. Including a ton of Georgia peaches. I may have overbought just a little, because I still had a handful of peaches left when the house emptied out. I saw a post on The Naptime Chef for Roasted Peach Lemonade. But I was exhausted from cleaning for three days, entertaining and then returning the house to normal. And its hotter than Hades in Atlanta, and I didn't want to turn on the oven.
August 1, 2011
It being Friday and all, the thought of an ice-cold glass of fruity sangria sounded like the perfect way to sit back, cool off, and usher in the dreadfully hot weekend ahead of us.
July 31, 2011
Its unbelievably tasty that my dad who hates tea cherished this drink and said "Wow" :)
July 30, 2011
“More boo-bewwies! More boo bewwies!”
July 29, 2011
It’s hot in Chicagoland today, so we’re glad to be heading to a pool party for the afternoon. Norps thought he’d throw together a simple, refreshing white Sangria to help cut through the heat.
July 28, 2011
When True would come home from college to visit her family for a couple of months during the summer, she and her mom would always have either a glass of wine or a cocktail at night. One evening, she came up with the idea of a cantaloupe margarita and True put together this amazing recipe that is simple, delicious, refreshing and healthy.
July 27, 2011
I sure do love watermelon. I also like cocktails, particularly refreshing cocktails with just the right amount of kick. I came up with the idea for this drink after having a watermelon and strawberry agua fresca at a local Mexican joint. The flavor was fantastic, but the texture of crushed watermelon and strawberry felt messy in my mouth – it was like sucking down a glass full of pulp. I decided to ditch the strawberry and clarify the watermelon using my centrifuge. It did a fantastic job of separating out the solids (including a very thin layer of “watermelon butter”, which was bright pink and a little tart) and leaving me with a clear juice that tastes very strongly of everyone’s favorite comedically-shashable fruit. To give the drink some edge and balance, I add a splash of tequila and a shot of hot sauce.