A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Enchiladas Tapatias, green rice, seasoned black beans, guacamole, and Jamaica Flower Water. . . . → Read More: A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

A Berry Good Sangria

Find an afternoon of leisure, sit on your patio or deck, and sip some berry good sangria. . . . → Read More: A Berry Good Sangria

National Ice Tea Day

I am recycling, re-purposing, and reusing today. This post was originally done as a guest post for Food Stories way back in 2012. Here it is again in all its glory to celebrate National Ice Tea Day. . . . → Read More: National Ice Tea Day

A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

An 80s vintage recipe for a Bloody Mary as inspired by this month’s Cook the Books round for “A Place at the Table” . . . → Read More: A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Need a refreshing cocktail to jump start (or kick) you for a busy week? This should do it, my friend. . . . → Read More: Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

It was 104 degrees F. last weekend here.   Although it has only been in the lower 90s thus far this week, I still need to beat the heat.

Welcome to the August round of C.L.U.E. where we are all trying to BEAT the HEAT!

I was the assigned blog-stalker for Stacy from Food Lust . . . → Read More: Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

Bourbon Kahlua from a handy bartender in Tulsa. (This stuff is golden!) . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

Tuscan Sangria

I have made a lot of sangria.   Let’s see how many recipes I have on this site:

Sangria Uno:  A Moscato, limoncello, Amaretto concoction

Sangria Dos:  A Cab Sauv, white Zinfadel mix-up

Wow, only two????   I would have bet good money that there were at least a good half dozen or so.

 

. . . → Read More: Tuscan Sangria

The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

Amen, brother!

It is time for patio sitting and sipping.

Especially on a rainy day.

 

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

2 c. frozen mango cubes 1 c. coconut water with pulp 2-3 oz. blanco tequila 4 large mint leaves 1 oz. lime juice

Place all ingredients in . . . → Read More: Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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