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Sage Simple Syrup and a Gin Cocktail

Sage Simple Syrup and a Gin Cocktail

I have an abundance of sage. My husband bought me a huge herb planter this summer and it is about 50% sage, so I needed a recipe that would use a decent portion of it. I thought a sage simple syrup would be an interesting addition to summer cocktails. I have made plain simple syrup before and figured adding sage to the mix would make an infused syrup, perfect for creating unique cocktails.  To start the sage simple syrup, I picked a…

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Gin – a taste test of two brands

Gin – a taste test of two brands

Now that I can officially say that I actually like gin, I thought I would try experimenting with a couple different brands. Bombay Sapphire is a gin that some call the “gateway” gin. I would have to agree; at least for me it has been! Now I need something to compare it to!  While on vacation in British Columbia I grabbed one of the BC Liquor Store magazines, Taste, and found an ad for Ungava. Done. That’s my comparison! As soon as we…

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How I started liking gin!

How I started liking gin!

I don’t know how it happened. I didn’t think I would ever get past the pine needle or spruce tree flavour of gin. I would try it over ice, with tonic and some fresh lime and all I tasted was tree. I started to think that it was going to be one of the few types of alcohol I just would never like. Or maybe it was an old person’s drink? I wasn’t sure how old I needed to be to…

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Cinco de Mayo, Mexico!

Cinco de Mayo, Mexico!

Hi! And Happy Cinco de Mayo, Mexico! Are you having tacos and margarita’s today?  What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is May 5th every year and is observed to commemorate the Mexican’s army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (Thanks Wikipedia!)   What’s the best thing about Mexico in my opinion? I’ve never been to Mexico before, so this opinion is based on what I have had as a Canadian eating Mexican in Canada;…

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Beer, cider and a cooler to enjoy this summer!

Beer, cider and a cooler to enjoy this summer!

For the past week my husband and I have been doing a lot of yard work; and with yard work, for us, comes a decent amount of beer drinking! We continually like to try new beers and other drinks and this post will showcase a bit of a mix-mash of some beer, a cider and a cooler. This summer I am going to have a lot of yard work projects and thus a lot of summer beer drinking! The first beer I…

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Sangria Italian Birthday!

Sangria Italian Birthday!

Hi! I love to cook and I am so happy when I can cook and entertain my family and friends. For my birthday this year I told my husband that I wanted to go all out and make a huge dinner for everyone – and that’s what we did! Homemade Italian dinner of ravioli, salad and garlic toast, with antipasto cheese and meat board to start and homemade tiramisu to finish it all off. Great company of family and friends and…

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Coffee, beers and a highball!

Coffee, beers and a highball!

Hey! Coffee, beers and a highball – that’s a lot of drink! Here’s the thing – I have realized that I drink a lot more than I eat…and one drink post a week is just not enough…I am getting backed up with drink reviews – so today I bring to you a few different beverage reviews; one coffee, a couple beers and a highball. This week I tried a new coffee bean that I ordered online: Barefoot Yirgacheffe Kochere Coffee from…

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