Ginger beer is something I’ve been wanting to try making for years, and even though I knew it was relatively simple, I just never got around to doing it! My day finally came two weeks ago when I had yet another Ethnic Potluck with the team from Ayden Kitchen & Bar (you may remember the last Ethnic Potluck via my Banh Mi). This time I was in charge for making a dish from Jamaica!
A little late to make on Canada Day (today), but just in time for Independence Day, I present to you my latest video creation for Tablespoon.com! I was very curious to try this Vodka-Infused Watermelon, and was quite pleased when the entire bottle of vodka disappeared into it! The result was a very boozy, yet refreshing watermelon! The unfortunate thing is I don’t drink much, and had a real craving for fresh watermelon after making this. Every so often I would sneak into my fridge, grabbing a piece of vodka-infused watermelon, hoping maybe that piece didn’t get much infusion…no luck.
All I had was a very vodka infused watermelon.
I had two choices: eat the watermelon and get drunk by myself (and wallow in lonely drunkenness), or live a sad watermelonless existence until I picked a new one up . I opted for the latter, freezing the watermelon until I have an occasion to make some slushy frozen vodka-watermelon drinks!
Thanks to my dad’s rigorous tournament fishing schedule every summer, my family did a LOT of camping, going nearly every weekend! As such, I have many fond memories growing up that revolve around our camping expeditions. Singing “Down by the Bay” as many times as possible to annoy Carlene, making every funny face I could think of while driving to annoy Carlene, “accidentally” crossing over “The Line” of the backseat to annoy Carlene… Okay so you get it, I spent a lot of time trying to annoy my sister!
Watch us enjoy it on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon!
Inspired by a similar drink at a local Saskatoon restaurant/lounge called The Rook & Raven, I decided to try and make my own version! Cucumber and basil in a cocktail may seem like a strange combo to some, but I assure you it is delicious and very refreshing! Especially with gin! I even decided to do a short recipe video for it, I hope you guys enjoy it!
Blood oranges are in season!! Every year when the time comes, I make sure to pick up some of these amazing looking oranges. This year being no exception, I got myself a bag, unsure of what I might do with them, but knowing they needed to find their way on the blog somehow (they are too awesome looking not to be featured!). Given that I had a bunch of mint leftover from the Radish Raita I made, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for mojitos! Not only would they taste great in this delicious cocktail, I knew it would be a great opportunity to show off how great these things look!
Here is a quick and easy drink recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appetit. Opting for a sweeter drink, I swapped out the salt rimmed glass with a sugar rimmed glass, but please feel free to choose salt or sugar!
Having received an excellent bottle of reduced balsamic vinegar, then coming across a drink with balsamic vinegar(!?) in Bon Appetit, my favourite foodie magazine, I felt the stars had aligned! Now I’m not much of a drinker, but I enjoy a casual beverage here and there, and this unique drink was right up my alley. The sweet and tart balsamic vinegar paired really well with the fresh fruit, cucumbers, and earthy flavour of the gin. Continue reading →
While this post may be a little untimely as summer has reached its end, there is never a bad time for anything coffee related, at least not for me! I actually made this in June, but haven’t gotten around to posting it because it’s another VIDEO POST! Of course I shot it, started editing it, made the music, and when it was almost finished, got busy with other things and didn’t wrap things up until now! But alas, here it is, the delicious cold brewed coffee for your reading/viewing pleasure.
Prior to making this, I kept seeing and hearing things about Cold Brewed Coffee and how great it was, then it showed up in the July 2012 issue of Bon Appetit (which I subscribe to) and being the coffee addict I am I had to try it! As stated in the name, what sets this coffee apart is the fact that it’s “cold brewed”. Instead of running through your regular coffee making method (pouring some steaming hot water over your beans for a brew), you let it sit at room temperature in cold water for around 15 hours! Now that’s a long time when you’re fiending for a cup of joe, but that’s why you make it ahead of time, resulting in an even quicker way to get your fix when you really need it.
It’s that time of the year again!! RRRRRROOOLL UP THE RIM TO WIN is back at Tim’s! While I don’t particular enjoy Tim Hortons coffee, I find myself gravitating towards it lately, solely for the fact that I can get my coffee fix AND some excitement anticipating the message under the rim! So for all those Timmies addicts, who find themselves hurriedly chewing on the rim of their cup, trying to get to the winning message, this post if for you! CHEW NO MORE! This is the EASIEST and BEST way to roll up the rim!
First get your cup properly oriented to the arrow!
In an effort to sate my girlfriends serious addiction to Starbuck’s Earl Grey Tea Lattes I set out to see if I could easily (and cheaply) make them at home. Since I don’t own anything with a milk steamer I was unsure how this would work out, but I made do! Continue reading →