Tequila Por Mi Amante or Strawberry Tequila

Strawberry season is here! What better way to spend a hot summer afternoon than hanging out with friends, barbecuing and drinking margaritas? I am rather partial to fruit margaritas, especially strawberry margaritas, which this tequila recipe is fantastic in. It’s best to start it soon so you’ll have it on hand by the time Summer…

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Getting a Head Start on Summer with Limoncello

There isn’t quite anything like sipping on ice cold limoncello after dinner with¬†good friends¬†on a hot summer night. It does take time to make so you’ll need to start now to have a good batch of it ready to go for those summer nights. Limoncello used to be hard to find but is gaining in…

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Homemade Soda

What’s so great about homemade soda, especially when you can get it so cheaply everywhere? I’ll tell you why. It’s because you know exactly what is in it. None of that ‘citric acid’ and ‘potassium sorbate’ and NO GMO high fructose corn syrup. Or if you prefer diet soda, you can use your preferred sweetener….

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Elderflower Syrup

This morning was a morning for cocktails. I don’t mean I got up at 7am and started drinking. Though I might not always decline a mimosa or Bloody Mary when offered (yes, please!), I’m generally not much for the wake-and-partake. Well, OK, I’ll admit: after 10am, all bets are off. But today I wasn’t drinking…

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Saturday’s Farm Diary – Hard Cider

This is a re-post from an entry I did back in April 2009. Since I made beer and cider two weeks ago and posted about how to make beer, I figured I’d re-post the cider recipe too for those that are curious. This current batch is a Cherry-Raspberry cider. I’m really looking forward to trying it. This…

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Saturday’s Farm Diary – Beer!

One of our wedding beers When I first met Tom he was a lager drinker – primarily Heineken. Back then I was regularly making beer. I’m not quite sure why I make beer because I don’t drink it (bad experience in college turned me off of it). Tom quickly changed into a beer snob. Yes, I created a…

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When Life Gives you Lemons, make Limoncello….

There isn’t quite anything like sipping on ice cold limoncello after dinner with good friends on a hot summer night. It can be hard to find and is never cheap. However, you can easily make it at home and it tastes so much better. It’s great to start now when you are probably drowning in extra lemons…

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