Mother’s Day just seems to call out for champagne and brunch. Since the occasion falls in the Spring, these quintessential ideas using fresh eggs, fresh strawberries and a citrus marmalade are perfect. The good husband made the brunch and cocktails for me….recipes below! Perfect Mother’s Day Drink: Strawberry Lavender Champagne This drink is so good …
Make your own pumpkin shrub syrup and use it with bourbon for an awesome pumpkin martini. A craft cocktail extraordinaire!
How to make fruit shrub syrups using either a cold shrub or a hot shrub method. Recipe for an apple shrub syrup and a beer cocktail using the apple syrup
This is a batch recipe for making a Watermelon Limoncello Drink for Ferragosto or any family or friend celebration
Waikiki Ham Balls (with a pineapple glaze!) was a popular appetizer in the 60’s tiki scene, and the recipes below feature a retro ham ball recipe, as well as a retro tiki Mai Tai, complete with umbrella. I have to admit, I was leery of the idea of “ham balls”, but surprise, surprise. They were …
Summer entertaining is made easier with pitchers of Sangria. Red & white sangria recipes enhanced with flavored drink syrups
This recipe for a raspberry chambord trifle is easy (10 minutes), elegant and really tasty. A treat for Valentine’s Day!
Recipe for Hubert Keller’s Chow Chow sliders and an easy way to make a Michelada for Gameday or casual celebrations.
Recipe for Horchata cocktail and Chile Lime Peanuts to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Recipes for classic Mint Julep and Parmesan Cheese Straws as craft cocktails and appetizers for Kentucky Derby
Recipes for craft cocktails for Earth Day using green tea syrup. Includes a Green tea collins and green tea grasshopper dink and a radish appetizer tray.
I distinctly remember being mortified as a teenager when I caught a glimpse of the Masters Golf Tournament on TV. Who in the world would wear that awful green jacket to any event that was televised, and why is something as boring as golf on the television anyway? Now that I am older and have …
When you are ready to select the heirloom tomatoes or peppers you want to grow it is helpful to clarify your end use and select accordingly
Tips for potting up tomato seedlings to ensure healthy and robust tomatoes and peppers throughout the growing season