I made cocktails again.
Jason and I both have been taking turns playing bartender lately. His are tequila based, with all kinds of citrus flavors. Mine? Savor all the fresh fruity flavors of [click to continue…]
It truly is my favorite time of year. Longer, warmer days equal more time outdoors, fresh creations with garden ingredients, cool cocktails with friends.
Sitting out in the evening, relaxing while the daylight leaves and the yard’s nightlights come on. Frogs in the pond croak now and then, causing the dogs to jump off our laps and snif snif snif in search of the frog…
My latest libation creation is a fusion of two favorites – mimosas and margaritas. Fresh herbs from the garden (the thyme came back from last year!) mix well with bubbly and my favorite reposado tequila.
Follow me over to Kim’s place for my recipe: Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas.
Here in Portland, it feels like it’s been Halloween for a week already. Last week we had two parties to dress up for, and we have been seeing friends and other Portlanders dressing up since … last Wednesday, really.
Maybe some of those were not costumes – this is Portland after all.
The dachshunds have also been dressing up – new costumes this year include Basil as [click to continue…]
This time of year, in addition to the normal fun holiday buzz, there is the extra excitement of celebrating with friends. Everyone seems to be focused on the festivity of the holiday season, and the giddy smiles and happy laughs happen even more right now.
One of those giddy happy feeling friends is Lora – her friendship continually reminds me of why I love this online community so much.
Lora recently mentioned my fudge recipes from last year, so I created one just for her.
and I made it extra fun.
Lora is so supremely talented and it shows in her culinary creations – I am beyond honored to be a guest at her place today!
Please go visit Lora and my mandarin orange fudge recipe!
Today I am going to a fabulous party, you may have heard of it?
Cara’s Clean Eating Cocktail Party.
She has been hosting this delicious party all through the month of November and into December. Several of my friends and favorite bloggers have shown up to the party before me, and they have brought some amazing foods.
I wanted to make something bright and vibrant for Cara and her party, something that falls under Clean Eating and is still knock your socks off stand up and wave your hands in the air dance around the room fantastic.
I used a couple of my favorite kitchen tools – my food processor and dehydrator, a favorite ingredient – Irish moss, and some fresh winter citrus. Bright and vibrant has been achieved.
This tropical spread is citrusy and sweet and fluffy like a mousse should be, and the crackers are crispy bites of bright.
Come join the party – please go visit Cara to see my orange pineapple crackers with tropical mousse spread.