SHARON’S CHEEZY BEER COCKTAIL

While living in Portland, Oregon years ago I knew a waiter who drank tomato juice and beer in the morning. I think she thought everybody did.  She was from Canada. It was a new one on me. I did try it once however and it was good. Who would think tomato and beer? But we … Continue reading SHARON’S CHEEZY BEER COCKTAIL

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Maple Syrup Shots

All you need is: 1 - a shot glass (sparkling clean) 2- a sugared rim 3- a shot of Grade A maple syrup, room temperature or chilled I'll have a "123". That's code for maple syrup absent the alcohol. A maple shot please. You mean... Yes, maple syrup. Now that's an ice-breaker that gets everybody … Continue reading Maple Syrup Shots

OUR FAVORITE WINE SHOP in Cleveland

YES, IT'S AT A CONVENIENCE STORE! ALCOHOL BY VOLUME ON CLIFTON BLVD. ACROSS FROM TICK TOCK TAVERN!    

KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

KIRBY VANILLA LEMONADE After a long day at the office, coming home to a Kirby Vanilla Lemonade is just what my inner self ordered! Makes 1 tall drink 1 tall glass ice 2 jiggers BASIL HAYDEN'S KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY sev. drops pure vanilla extract Simply Lemonade - white and pink lemon wedge for garnish - … Continue reading KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

Scotch – Irish Rusty Nail

So what's wrong with mixing Scotch and Irish? Nothing. Jameson and Drambuie. That's the way we order a Rusty Nail. One for Steve, one for me. Not so rusty!!  

WHITE RUSSIAN COFFEE

WHITE RUSSIAN COFFEE Java Nagila chocolate & mint flavored coffee served with vodka and coffee liqueur. Topped with candy cane dust, powdered dark cocoa and fresh mint sprig. Served with a candy cane dipper. Super special! Makes as many as you want Per serving: Make 1 cup coffee using 1 k cup Java Nagila chocolate … Continue reading WHITE RUSSIAN COFFEE

HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE

HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE Java Factory hazelnut & nutmeg flavored coffee with additional fresh grated nutmeg. Topped with vegan whipped cream, fresh orange zest and a cinnamon stick. Garnished with a clove studded orange wedge! Makes 1 serving 1 orange whole cloves Press whole cloves halfway around an orange into the peel from nub to nub. Using … Continue reading HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE

FRESH FRUIT COCOA SMOOTHIE

FRESH FRUIT COCOA SMOOTHIE Strawberry, blueberry and banana blended with walnut and flax seed in almond-coconut milk with dark cocoa and ginger juice! This is about the speed of my power drinks! Makes 3 cups 1 c. Almond Breeze Almond and Coconut Milk Blend by Blue Diamond 1 c. fresh strawberries 1/2 c. fresh blueberries … Continue reading FRESH FRUIT COCOA SMOOTHIE

RAINBOW JUICE

Well today, this morning, I decided to juice pieces of stuff I saved and other stuff that I still had to prep. Beets, carrots, celery, basil, and the juice of 2 oranges, hand juiced (the oranges). That's what we had in the morning and we have enough to have a glass each this evening. That's … Continue reading RAINBOW JUICE

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A DUD WATERMELON

JUICE IT! That's all you can do, unless you throw it away, or suffer through eating it, because you paid for it. Steve loves watermelon. A couple years ago, the grocery had great watermelons all summer. Steve bought one - small one - and sometimes not so small - every day. Lots of people did. … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A DUD WATERMELON

GINGER JUICE

Alright, this is a tough one. Juicing ginger. First I peel, then I don't, it doesn't seem to matter. You need to start with plump ginger. Just because ginger is a root, doesn't mean that it's suppose to be dry. Ginger root, unless it's too old, is not dry; it's wet. It's juicy. However, because … Continue reading GINGER JUICE

BEET JUICE

Beet juice is quickly becoming one of my favorite juices, and beets my favorite veggie to juice in my juicer machine. Steve keeps reminding me to buy beets, so he's feeling good about it too. The yield is surprisingly high, given the hardness of the vegetable. It makes a lot of foam, but it's good-tasting … Continue reading BEET JUICE

STRAWBERRY BANANA PROTEIN DRINK

Every now and then I make myself a protein drink. I've had this container of pea protein from NOW SPORTS for about a year, that's how seldom I make one. And I have a back up in the pantry. This one is almost empty, however, so at least I'm using it, albeit slowly. Recently I … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BANANA PROTEIN DRINK

FRESH STRAWBERRY MIMOSA

Okay, it's that time of week again. Our day off. I stuck with the juicing. I'm not quite organized with it, and I'm not even sure if I want to be so structured that I begin to resent it. Let me just say that I'm juicing, not every day, but close. We don't always have … Continue reading FRESH STRAWBERRY MIMOSA

I’M JUICING – AGAIN!?

Over the many years I've probably had 3-4 juicer machines. Each time after not much time, they all ended up at a garage sale. It just didn't seem worth the time nor effort to get so little juice and so much pulp that I didn't use out of the laborious process. That was back when … Continue reading I’M JUICING – AGAIN!?