Cuba Libre

August 16, 2015 Cocktails


Literally meaning “Free Cuba,” this classic cocktail dates back to the Spanish-American War (1898), when Cuba gained independence from Spanish Rule. American soldiers fighting the war enjoyed this and helped bring it to popularity. 1-1/2 ounces dark rum Coke ice cubes 1 lime wedge lime slice for garnish Pour the rum into a tall glass, […]

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Shrub Drinks (Drinking Vinegars)

May 1, 2015 Drink


  This shrub is a vinegar-based syrup that is sweetened with fruit and sugar or honey. It is often used as a base for a cocktail, but is also delicious as a non-alcoholic drink, mixed with soda or carbonated water. Also known as drinking vinegar, the shrub was popular during colonial times, as it was […]

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Berry Delicious Smoothie

March 25, 2015 Beverages

For breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up, or a post-workout treat, this smoothie recipe can be personalized according your tastes – add raspberries, blackberries, or whichever fruit you choose. 1 cup pineapple chunks, with juice 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 cup frozen strawberries, whole 1/3 cup blueberries 1/3 cup cranberries Place all ingredients in container in order listed […]

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Perla Negra – Naturally Delicious Coffee from Costa Rica

January 25, 2015 coffee


Earlier this week, I received a delivery of coffee from Dillanos Coffee Roasters out of Sumner, WA. It happened to be a delicious coffee – Perla Negra –  from Finca Las Lajas in Sabanilla de Alajuela in Costa Rica — a farm I had visited nearly 10 years ago. If you are looking for a […]

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Kenyan Kikai Peaberry

September 21, 2014 coffee

from Dillanos Coffee Roasters

Dillanos Coffee Roasters brings us a delicious morning cup of coffee, Kenyan Kikai Peaberry from the Mt. Elgon District of Kenya. Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano that is the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa, providing fertile soil to grow coffee. The farmers kn Kikai planted their first coffee trees in […]

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Summer Beverages

June 24, 2014 Drink


An Infusion of Fun and Refreshment with Primula Flavor Now System As I look at our window I see the plums ripening, the birds darting to and fro, and kids out on their bikes. Clearly summer is upon us, and so it is time to ring in some of my favorite refreshing summer recipes. Infusing […]

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A Mediterranean Refresher: Silk Road Soda

February 24, 2014 Drink


I love this soda and I love this story. I could leave it there, but I thought I’d share with you the reason Silk Road Soda is one of my recent Favorite Finds. Through the years I’ve taste-tested products at trade shows, enjoyed samples sent to my home, and listened to many company owners talk about […]

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Classic Silk & Spice

February 9, 2014 Drink

SilkRoad Silk and Spice500

The Original Mint Silk Road Soda gives this drink a clean and fresh flavor, perfect for a party, or for relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. 3 oz. Silk Road Soda – Original Mint 1/5 oz. Spiced Rum 1/2 oz. Lemon 1/4 oz. Almond Syrup 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup     Place ingredients in a collins […]

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Putting the iCoffee SteamBrew Technology to the Test

January 29, 2014 coffee

Coffee in the morning

It was last year at about this time when I first heard the iCoffee by Remington story. It was a story that was 7 years and more than 1,200 prototypes in the making. Back in 2005, Bruce Burrows, the founder and inventor of this innovative new coffee maker began his pursuit of finding a way […]

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Cocktails Inspired by the Golden Globes

January 11, 2014 Drink


With the Golden Globes tomorrow, we’d like to thank Owl’s Brew for these delicious recipes that were created based on this year’s nominations! Owl’s Brew Tea Blends are crafted for cocktails and are fresh brewed from real, whole spices, fruits and herbs. Available in three flavors – The Classic, Pink & Black, and Coco-Lada. Poppins’ […]

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