Drink Blog of the Day Archive
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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.
July 26, 2011
One day my Honey Girl and I decided to buck the heat and do our usual walk, and we both suffered mild heat stroke. So much for fortitude. We’re settling in to wait it out now. Taking refuge in movie theaters and libraries. Staring out the wiped window at the rising heat with our paws at the sills like dogs, like toddlers waiting for playtime. Here, thank the Lord for refreshment, is the sweet and ice-cold antidote.
July 25, 2011
These days, I prefer smoothies for breakfast over most anything else. They're healthy, satisfying, and COLD. But the only way a breakfast drink keeps me full is if I add oats and nuts to it. The texture is certainly not as smooth as a regular smoothie . . . but I sort of like chewing it down. If that makes any sense!
July 24, 2011
It all started about a month ago when I decided it was time to find out more about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Three different people mentioned it to me within the same week and I figured it was worth checking out. So I downloaded ABC's media player and began searching for episodes. But ads for The Bachelorette kept popping up.
July 23, 2011
I found an awesome deal on this as a birthday present for my husband last year. We used it quite a bit at the beginning, but somehow it got shy and snuck to the back of the top shelf of our pantry. Silly juicer. No need to be shy! Come out, come out, wherever you are! ;-)
July 22, 2011
I’m a fan of regular mojito’s but this version was divine! Maybe it was the fact that it was ridiculously hot outside and anything cold would have been refreshing, but it was G.O.O.D!! The drink is smooth (minus the mint leaves) and a little bit boozy. It’s the type of drink that could get you in trouble, say if you were sipping it poolside or while mindlessly floating on the lake. Lovin’ these warm, summer days! Need a new cocktail to serve this weekend, cool down with this one.
July 21, 2011
I remember a time when I had green smoothies every single day. It was a rule, whether I felt like one or not. Sure, healthwise, it was great for me, but it wasn’t as fun when, really…I wanted a piece of whole wheat toast with honey or a bowl of fruit instead. But now, because it’s not a hard and fast rule anymore, I am starting to be in love with green smoothies all over again. Especially now that I’m getting the greens from our own lovely garden..
July 20, 2011
Combine 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 4 wedges; rub rims of 4 glasses with each lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in sugar/salt mixture.
July 19, 2011
This Flu tea was excellent... The ingredients used such as honey, lemon, garlic and ginger... all has healing factor....
July 18, 2011
The one thing that I wanted most to cool down with was a glass of sweet tea. Dolly Parton calls it "the house wine of the South".
July 17, 2011
As I continue my little celebration of the release of Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1, today I get to share with you my favorite treat that I have ever, ever made: butterbeer!
July 16, 2011
Weddings are all about pairings-at the alter, on the dance floor and definitely between food and wine. Wedding cake and champagne are considered a classic pairing- but depending on the match, it may be a stumble rather than a glide.
July 15, 2011
Wanting to try out a simple recipe that showcased the flavors of the tea, I decided on keeping with the "Beat the Heat Series" and this is my second installment: Passionfruit Jasmine Green Tea Granita.
July 14, 2011
I feel like I’ve been quite obsessed with fennel this year. With each trip to the grocery store, I find myself standing above the fennel section admiring their curvaceous white bulbs and often lofty stalks adorned with fresh, fragrant fronds. Seriously… who could resist?
July 13, 2011
The only advantage I find during the Summer, is the lack of appetite for anything solid. I just feel like gulping down gallons and gallons of water, juice, shakes or any liquid based diet!
July 12, 2011
I was *this close* to getting an espresso machine. Citiz+milk was the model i was eyeing on and i went on youtube to watch unboxing videos and demos practically all day & night.
July 11, 2011
One thing my mom always mentions, when we’re discussing food + recipes, is that my breakfasts are fairly calorie dense. We all know that as you become older [and wiser], your metabolism slows down.
July 10, 2011
We asked for it and now we have it, perfect 4th of July weather, hot and sunny just the way it's supposed to be. We at home are getting ready to watch the fire work tonight. How did you all spend the day.
July 9, 2011
Let’s face it: a milkshake is just a way to eat double the amount of ice cream in half the time. And I’m okay with that. Now that it’s summer (also known as the time of year I try to avoid using my propane oven as much as possible—life in the country ain’t so grand), we will be drinking our desserts.
July 8, 2011
Most of us have a jam-packed freezer but mine is always less than half full. Though I am an impulsive buyer still I don’t prefer to stock food for longer time. My freezer is usually loaded with a pint of ice-cream, puff pastry sheets, naan, green peas, galangal, lemon grass, thai chili and a packet of my favorite Indian mangoes.
July 7, 2011
There’s nothing like sitting out on my deck on a hot summer day enjoying the fresh air and a cold beverage in hand to cool me off. In summers past, many times that cold beverage may have had a splash or more of something containing alcohol. These days, being 6 months pregnant that’s not an option so I wanted to come up with something non-alcoholic that felt summery and festive.