Posts Tagged ‘cocktail’

Lacto-Fermented Passion Fruit Soda

Since having a kid 2 years ago (2 years ago? whaaaat!), I’ve noticed that the amount of waste we make has, as it does with children, gone up. Some of this is unavoidable, but some of it has just become bad habit. Namely, the garbage situation in our home. Before Ruthie, I had things organized […]

Raising a Glass to Mama

I used to think I knew what it was to give all of myself. To dig deep and push harder, love more, be kinder, forgive more easily. And then I became a mother and realized that I had a lot more of myself tucked away, hiding in the shadows waiting to be summoned. Though I’m […]

A Warm Hug

Before the cold season sets in, and it always does despite my best efforts and komboucha guzzling, I wanted to create a hot toddy that housed all my favourite things. Succulent, woody maple syrup, oaky and rich rye whiskey, dark and roasty oatmeal stout, bright lemon and ginger to cut all the richness and just […]

Canadian Spirit

Clementine Collins

Filling our liquor cabinet with Canadian products has been something I’ve wanted to do for some time. Though we have some favourites that we simply can’t live without, like our beloved Kracken or Mount Gay Rum, it’s been deliciously fascinating tasting the best of what our national distillers have on offer. In the last two […]

Day Drunk in Pajamas [Blushing Bourbon]

There has been a hefty amount of luxuriating and reveling in our apartment the last month. First we were in a pre-vacation state of mine, assuring each other that it was totally OK to be checked-out [“we’re already on vacation!”]. Next, we were in Puerto Rico lazing about by the ocean, sipping white wine and […]

Be Gracious, Eat Well. [Spiced Apple-Rosemary Sparkler]

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! I don’t want to muck up your day with too many words and thoughts (I’m sure that’s better left to your great Aunt Bea) so I’ll keep it short and sweet – May you be thankful for all you have, eat and drink well and embrace those around you. […]

Farmers Feast 03: Tomatillo Margarita & Strawberry Beet Granita

WHOA FALL. When did you get here? Wasn’t it just August 1st?  This month’s Farmers Feast was set to come out mid-August but some events I was working on just took over and before I knew it we were in September.  I do love fall (endlessly), but I’m feeling a bit mournful about the end […]

Good for What Ails You [Spicy Bloody María + Slow-Roasted Tomato Vegetable Juice]

Good for what ails you. Or so I tell myself.  I’ve been known to turn to spicy tomato based drinks whenever I start feeling under the weather. Bloody Caesars are my standby, their endless substitution and ability to take on big flavours so well means I never tire of them. But bloody marys? Eh. Never […]

A Misplaced Groove [Midnight Mule]

Sooooo…hi. I’ve come to apologize for being such a pathetic excuse for a “food” blogger lately. I don’t know when this became a cocktail blog or when I became such a lush (always), but it’s taking me a bit longer to feel comfortable in my new kitchen than I thought it would.  Things aren’t where […]

Moving and a Cocktail [The Victorian]

The Friday before a long weekend is always rough. I can feel the anxiousness in my muscles, twitching and squirming and trying to maintain composure. It feels almost like the last month before summer holiday when I was in elementary school.  We move next weekend and from tomorrow until next Saturday I will be buried […]