Strawberry Jello Shots…

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

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Spiced Apple Cider

“Even if I knew that
tomorrow the world
would go to pieces,
I would still plant
my apple tree.”

-Martin Luther

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.

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Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

“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

Iced Coffee

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_ _ 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.

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Drink Up, My Friends (And Be Merry)…

“…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

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_ _ 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.

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