Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate Jars

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Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate Jars

Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate Jars Abbi and I made these melting snowman white hot chocolate jars as part of a Christmas gift exchange with her friends this year.  They make a great easy and quick little craft, and a very cute little cost effective gift. And who doesn’t want an excuse to drink steaming mugs of hot chocolate at this … Read More

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Apple and Pear Cocktail – Apeartini

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Apple and Pear Cocktail – Apeartini Anyone who knows me, will be well aware that I like to bust out the cocktails whenever I get an excuse.  (And who really needs an excuse?). Being Scottish, my fruit intake is not off the richter scale.  By adding apples and pears to vodka, I’m classifying this as a health drink. Apeartini, Pearppletini – … Read More

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Caipirinha with Cachaca and Lime. A Classic Brazilian cocktail

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Caipirinha with Cachaca and Lime. A Classic Brazilian cocktail

Caipirinha with Cachaca and Lime. A Classic Brazilian cocktail Good reasons to drink Caipirinha and other Cachaca based cocktails….. You don’t really need a good reason, but…..The world cup started yesterday.  I will have to accept the inevitable reality that for the next 4 weeks, I am officially a World Cup widow.  I will be unlikely to get a word … Read More

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Mexican Bloody Mary Sangrita de Toro

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Sangrita de Toro

Mexican Bloody Mary Sangrita de Toro I saw this recipe for Sangrita de Toro which comes from Silvana Salcido Esparza, the chef and owner of the Barrio Cafe in Tuscon.   Genius!  This has nothing to do with Sangria as the name may suggest, but is a Mexican version of a bloody mary. So its a Tequila Bloody Mary. Bloody genius. … Read More

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Sloe Gin and Sloe Vodka Recipe

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Sloe Gin and Sloe Vodka

Sloe Gin and Sloe Vodka Last year, we made sloe gin and sloe vodka for the first time. We went collecting one sunday with some of our neighbours. If there was such a thing as competitive berry picking, we were all going for gold.  The weather all summer had been so bad, so the trees were virtually bare. The berries, we … Read More

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