My wonderful friend, and neighbor, Linda and I set out last week to go shopping in Williamsburg, VA. It was a great day trip, and lunch in the tea room at a Williamsburg antique mall was a wonderful diversion in the middle of the day! One thing they served us that we both loved was [...]
Archive for the ‘Beverages’ Category
This cookbook club cook absolutely LOVE mojitos! Originally taught to make them by the then owner of the Tequila Barrel in “downtown” Playa del Carmen, Mexico, I have a mojito garden that houses my mojito spearmint!
So when The Kitchn featured a recipe for a green tea “mojito” I just had to try it! WOW! Now YOU [...]
Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo! THIS Cookbook Club thinks we NEED to make some GREAT margaritas to have with our steak fajitas! So here is a video so you can SEE for yourself how to make a wonderful margarita! With a blender or not, frozen or on the rocks, salted rim or plain…. HAPPY Cinco [...]
I am going to send you on an adventure today!
I want you to go and visit Taylor Mathis at Taylor Takes a Taste! See his wonderful post about making limoncello! This Cookbook Club cook has been lucky enough to watch limoncello made in a 350 year old villa kitchen… in Italy… when we stayed there…
Need or better yet, WANT a great rum drink to sip along with that Bonefish Grill Jamaican Coconut Pie? Here is a GREAT accompanying video that will introduce you to various rums, and a GREAT original rum drink made just for YOU? Let’s make a REAL “Dark & Stormy”!
For another rummy idea:
The Cocktail Chronicles » Sixties [...]
I was making some more of my favorite spiced coffee creamer this morning and thought “I should share this with YOU!”
So here is my all time favorite coffee creamer. I make up a batch and it lasts for what seems like forever in my refrigerator!
As you can see I store mine in an “old” glass [...]
Simple syrup is a mixture of sugar and water. You can keep it on hand to use as a sweetener for coffee and tea, or as a base for instant sorbet. Its also used in many cocktails.
The science behind this: sugar, commonly known as sucrose, is made of two smaller sugars, glucose and fructose. When [...]
Cool, refreshing, tangy limeade is the perfect drink to go with a light summer meal eaten outdoors. Limes are also considerably cheaper than lemons, which saves you money and makes an equally delicious drink. This wonderful beverage is actually quite simple to make. This recipe makes approximately three  quarts of limeade. It is [...]
Cookbook Club Recipe; How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Did you know that lemonade was first made by the Egyptians over 1500 years ago?
While its simple to open up a can of frozen lemonade from the freezer section of the grocery store we both know that will never compete with [...]