Category Archives: Drinks

Hot Buttered Rum

Fix a mug of this to warm those coming in from Snowmageddon. Cream together 1 stick unsalted butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a dash of salt.  For each serving, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture over med-low heat […]

Green Smoothie

Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder discussed cleanses and detoxes on GMA in mid-July.  She poo-poohed the Master Cleanse (hot lemonade) as well as some other popular cleansing diets. Instead, she recommends replacement of one daily meal the with a green smoothie.  The smoothie is a blend of fruits, veggies, and herbs, whose alkalinity will detox the body […]

Drinking (and Hangover) Facts

Check out the full article here. Drinking Red Bull doesn’t help Vodka give you less of a hangover than other drinks Lots of water and vitamins B and C help the next morning (EmergenC is my fave) Hangover shots do work

Indian (or Meditterranean) Night

Friday was the start of my 3-day weekend and the perfect occasion for a casual dinner party.  Since coming across the Mango Rice Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to serve it.  I’m also ALWAYS looking for excuses to use cardamon.   I knew I’d have my fill of beef and chicken at […]

St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc

Check out one of my favorite wines. It’s perfect for summer time. I first discovered the 2006 vintage at Pisticci in Manhattan which I shouldn’t have disclosed because I want to keep it all to myself. At any rate, this is a great summertime wine. It has a floral aroma that makes it hard to […]