I’m BACK (bitches)! I can’t believe how long its been since I last posted on this blog, but my defense is that my camera got smashed… and by that I mean my boyfriend accidentally drove over it with his truck. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I would have written accidentally in quotes because I know he gets so sick of looking at my hundreds of food photos. But what better way to make a triumphant return, with a new, wonderful camera than with a recipe for jello shots!
“Yellow the leaves of the rowan above us, And yellow the wet wild-strawberry leaves.”
-W.B. Yeats, The Falling of the Leaves
Continue reading “Strawberry Jello Shots…”
“Even if I knew that
tomorrow the world
would go to pieces,
I would still plant
my apple tree.”
I know… I know. I’m the worst. What kind of blogger abandons her work for two full months? Lazy ones like me. Whoopsies.
In my defense I have been working a lot. Except when I went home for Thanksgiving. And again for Christmas. If I said I have been in a turkey coma for over 8 weeks would you believe me? It’s not really important that you believe me, there’s nuttin’ yous can do about it, I’m just trying to ease my own conscience.
Continue reading “Spiced Apple Cider”
“He took the brandy flask and poured out a glass of neat spirit, stiff enough to help anybody over anything.”
-Algernon Blackwood, The Empty House
_ _ I never understood what my parents were talking about when they complained of caffeine headaches (or lack-of-caffeine would be more apt) until I got to college. Darn those Dunkin Donuts with their convenient locations and insanely huge cups! Last week my coffeemaker broke and because I can no longer justify spending the daily five dollars on my habit, I learned how to “cold brew” …and it couldn’t be any easier.
Continue reading “Cold Brewed Iced Coffee”
“…Take another glass of wine, and excuse my mentioning that society as a body does not expect one to be so strictly conscientious in emptying one’s glass, as to turn it bottom upwards with the rim on one’s nose.”
-Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
White Wine Smoothies
_ _ Despite this and my last post both referencing alcohol, in reality, I no longer indulge much. As another birthday has recently passed, my own mortality is coming into sharp focus… I’m having a quarter-life crisis. But every now and then I’ll have a glass or two to relax and even though drinking wine makes me feel like a classier broad, I have yet to develop a liking for it (though I have graduated from boxed to bottled!)… These smoothies are the perfect way to chill out on a hot summer day, and cover the taste of cheap booze.
Continue reading “Drink Up, My Friends (And Be Merry)…”