month : 04/2014 7 results

Bump Night

For the longest time Wednesdays have been known as "Hump Days".  The signal that you have reached mid-week and have inched that much closer to the weekend but only if you can...just... get...over...the...hump of Wednesdays.  Now with the arduous trek through Monday and Tuesday behind you, all that lies ahead to get through is Thursday and ...

60 Minutes

One of my Ten Commandments is to exercise at least 60 minutes a day, four times a week. Some might wince when thinking about dedicating an hour of your day, actually just four days, to fitness and I have read many articles stating that busting it up in to 20 minute sessions is fine as long as you are doing something, But I respectfully ...

Salmon with Cool Cucumber Salad

As I have often mentioned in my blog I hate waste.  There is nothing more annoying to me than buying a tub of sour cream for some chili I was making, use about half and have the other half go to waste, unused and molding in the fridge.  Money down the drain!! So I have become the queen of mixing and matching ingredients in order to use them ...

Bloody Mary Baby

One of the things I find fascinating about a Bloody Mary is no matter where you go a Bloody Mary is never the same.  Even if you order it in the same restaurant!  For real!!  Never the same. Everyone I know has "the best" Bloody Mary recipe.  Some will say it is because of the special infused vodka they use.  I have had Bloody's with ...

More than Just a Garnish

From the Fabulous Baker Boys. Frank Baker is trying to convince Susie Diamond to keep the song "Feelings" in their repertoire. Frank Baker:  Okay, let's hear it. We trashed the Avedon, the Luau Lounge - what's our beef with 'Feelings'? Susie Diamond:  Nothing... except who cares? I mean, does anybody really need to hear 'Feelings' again ...

Limoncello-ade

As  a daughter of former tavern owners it should come as no surprise that I have a VERY well stocked bar.  Most items I keep on hand are high quality wines, beers and liquors.  Other libations I have usually need to serve more than one purpose.  Nothing cheeses me more than buying that one product, using it once and then have it go to waste, ...

Love the One You’re With

We just blasted out way through another 4th of July weekend.  And I am sure that, much like us, your weekend was filled with lots of sun, fun, food, friends and drink. Ah, yes, the drink. What picnic or backyard barbecue would be complete without  cold beers, minty fresh mojitos, pitchers of sangria and  icy cold glasses of crisp pinot ...