Category: Beverage

Lavender~ Salty & Sweet

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is full of tempting sweet and savory recipes~ The recipes were developed using dried culinary ‘Provence’ lavender buds, which have a gentle lavender flavor that’s not bitter, medicinal or perfumey.  I found culinary French lavender from Amazon here. There are also recipes to bring lavender to the table by…

A Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration

With the Super Bowl in New Orleans this year, we decided to have a some Mardi Gras-inspired-munchies while we watched the game, instead of the usual Super Bowl fare, and timely since Mardi Gras is February 12th this year. Not a holiday we typically celebrate, but certainly one I can appreciate and Let the Good…

Ghostly Spirits & Halloween Peeps

In anticipation of some Ghostly Peeps Fun, I went in search of Halloween PEEPS® but these apparitions were nowhere to be found. . . I searched my favorite haunts~ Target, the grocery store, Walmart. . .it wasn’t that they had disappeared, rather that they had never made an appearance at all~  I was happily able to scare…

Have Your Cake and Drink It Too

I had a birthday celebration/reunion a couple of weeks ago with college roommates. A tradition I hope will continue and that started last year when we celebrated our milestone birthdays. Instead of cake, we sipped martinis, so we had our cake and drank it too~  celebrating with Lolita Birthday Cake Martini Glasses! All Lolita Martini…

A Teeny Tasting

Michael Lee West has cooked more delicious fun and trouble for Teeny Templeton, in her second installment and follow-up to Gone With a Handsomer Man!  You can revisit The Spencer-Jackson house, stroll down Rainbow Row, and see Teeny’s bulldog, Sir, here.  I was anxiously awaiting A Teeny Bit of Trouble, ready for a few laughs and more Do-Not-Try-This-At-Home…

A Surplus of Candy Corn

I have a surplus of candy corn from my candy jars.  Despite the fact that it’s the poster-child-candy for Fall & Halloween, easily substituted for Bat Fangs used in potion stirring spoons~  I have to confess~ I am not a fan of the flavor or texture. . .   { insert gasp here } . . . blasphemous,…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…