Drinks
Cinco de Mayo ~ Peach and Mint Margarita

Cinco de Mayo ~ Peach and Mint Margarita

  Just peachy!   Get your Cinco de Mayo CELEBRATION off to a peachy  start with my     Peach & Mint Margaritas! AND while you are at it why not pull together a         simple and pretty Margarita bar tray  to go with?  It’s Margarita  central! Include: fun stemware –     LOVE these...
The Bar Cart

The Bar Cart

Retro Refreshment ~   Image via Pinterest via A Beautiful Mess *  *  * It’s a stylish  entertaining essential and it’s my  lifestyle  topic of choice…on this segment of Hart  & Home  on KOMO Newsradio!       I hope you’ll listen as news anchor Larry Rice and I talk about this retro-style  must have! Click...
Cocktail Corner: The Meyer Lemon-Thyme Drop

Cocktail Corner: The Meyer Lemon-Thyme Drop

Luscious  Golden Lemon ~       Thought our Easter celebration could use a pretty little citrus- cocktail infusion. So, I came up with this  signature cocktail:        The Meyer Lemon-Thyme Drop. (You know me…with my herb obsessions!) It’s super simple. The magnificent Meyer, gives the      libation a golden  richness and there...
Wild Huckleberry Smoothies

Wild Huckleberry Smoothies

Do you smoothie? Everywhere I go, people are talking about the benefits of smoothies.  Breakfast  smoothies, detox smoothies, builder smoothies… so now, I’ve jumped on the smoothie  bandwagon too with the Wild Huckleberry Smoothie! It’s a yummy & low cal, detox  smoothie, packed with protein & antioxidants. It’s my breakfast and/or snack time…’go to’ small meal...
Silver Margarita Pops ~ Cinco de Mayo and Summer Soirees

Silver Margarita Pops ~ Cinco de Mayo and Summer Soirees

Silver Tequila & Lime ~ While taking part in a cool Twitter chat, organized by Today’s Nest… (So excited to be asked! Thank you Sam!) we arrived at the festive topic of,  stepping up your Cinco de Mayo celebration. I suggested this:  Margarita Pops… Silver Margarita Pops, a grownup take…on the ice pop! Great for Cinco de...
Lavender Martini Drops and French Silver

Lavender Martini Drops and French Silver

The Color Purple ~  It started with this beautiful French find.  A Parisian silver cruet, turned tiny vase…at our Easter table. So pretty, filled with a small nosegay of fragrant purple freesias. I love the posh silver against the shabby, French wooden bottle carrier.  Our old style, champagne glasses seem right at home. But it doesn’t stop there. Our...
Hot Chocolate with Star Anise and Thai Chile ~

Hot Chocolate with Star Anise and Thai Chile ~

  Winter Warmth Don’t know if it’s the upcoming holiday of l~o~v~e  or a recent viewing of, ‘Chocolat,’  a film favorite  but I’m craving chocolate, hot Chocolate and not just any hot chocolate. This batch, is made from 3 ounces of unrefined Dark Spanish Chocolate… roughly chopped and a cup of  whole milk, infused with Star Anise, that shapely, licorice...
Halloween Bar ~ Spirits ~ Salted Caramel Cocktail

Halloween Bar ~ Spirits ~ Salted Caramel Cocktail

Creepy Cocktails Don’t forget to ‘set the bar’ this Halloween. A few creepy… crawlers, Blood orange bitters… and bone chilling, Halloween bar, accoutrements, will do the trick. And as the bewitching hour approaches…. This sinfully sweet & salty cocktail concoction, will warm your soul and keep the Halloween ‘spirits’… at bay. * * * Salted Caramel...
Refresh  ~ Prosecco & Elderflower Liqueur

Refresh ~ Prosecco & Elderflower Liqueur

Floral effervescence On a sweltering summer day, cool down with… a glass of prosecco, infused with the delicate floral undertone of Elderflower liqueur and a drop or two of tart, freshly squeezed lemon juice. So refreshing, so pretty too! I’m loving the elderflower these days, adding it to all sorts of things, with wonderful results....