Drinks

The SoCal Sour, a Bourbon Cocktail

January 27, 2016
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Do you know the difference between Whiskey and Bourbon? I’ll admit, I had to look it up. Bourbon has not always been my drink of choice, but I’m developing an appreciation. In the past I’ve posted cocktails with tequila, gin, and even pisco, but bourbon is new for me. And please don’t ask me for anything […]

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The Verdugo Sunset, a Tequila Cocktail

May 4, 2015
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“It was delicious, and deceptively strong,” said my husband. And it is. I’d made the drink for us as a wind-down on Friday night after work. We sat out on the backyard patio, enjoying the sunset and some cheese and bread on a warm night, and I knew what the name of the drink would […]

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The Sacred Valley- A Pisco Cocktail

June 14, 2014
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My husband and I recently spent nine days in Peru, our first time to that country and our first trip to South America. This visit marked our travels to our 6th continent (someday Antarctica, someday…). We had a fantastic time exploring the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley, including the incomparable Machu Picchu and wandering the streets […]

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Cranberry Vanilla Bean Syrup, a Compote and a Cocktail

November 22, 2011
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Lately I’ve had an obsession with vanilla beans. Don’t ask me why, I just think everything tastes better with a little real vanilla bean added to it. This is coming from someone who has always been a chocolate girl at heart. While chocolate is my longtime love, vanilla beans are my latest crush. Unlike adding […]

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Cardamom Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

November 3, 2011
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We have an ongoing battle surrounding our persimmon tree with the squirrels in our neighborhood. It’s actually pretty simple; they eat the persimmons, sometimes tossing them aside after only a few bites, and we shake our fists at them, yell, and sometimes cry. It’s quite sad, but only for us. I think the squirrels are […]

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Tummy Tamer Soda Syrup; Orange, Mint, Ginger and Anise

January 10, 2011
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For all I love to eat and travel, my stomach does not. I wish I could boast of an iron clad gut as many travelers do, but alas I’m easily afflicted with tummy trouble. It doesn’t really matter how careful I am or how much or how little I eat on the street, any change in […]

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