Sunday, December 30, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Happy new year, everyone!
Let's drink to 2012 for all it's ups and downs and ring in the bright new year with some of my favorite cocktails.

CHEERS!
See you all in 2013.

(click on the links for the recipes)


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE 
Drink responsibly!




Mint Mojito



Recipe:
6 ounces light rum
10 mint leaves
4 lime wedges
1 tbsp sugar
2 ounces club soda
muddler

-In a shaker or strong glass, muddle the mint leaves w/ sugar and limes 
(do not strain)
-Add light rum and ice cubes
-Top it off w/ club soda



White Sangria



Recipe:
2 bottles white wine (Riesling)
1/2 liter ginger ale
3 oranges (juiced & sliced)
2 lemons (juiced & sliced)
1 lime (juiced)
4 green apples (sliced)
2 oz brandy

-Mix everything together and chill for 6-12 hours.
-Serve with ice.


Champagne & Ice Pops



Recipe:

Champagne
4 oranges (juiced)
3 oz. paper cups or ice pop molds
wooden spoons or popsicle sticks

-Distribute the juice in paper cups and freeze w/ spoon or sticks.
-Once frozen place the popsicle in the glass and pour champagne over it.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dark & Stormy



Recipe:
2 oz. black rum
5 oz. ginger beer
lime wedges

-Mix all ingredients together.



Michelada



Recipe:

2 oz. tomato juice
4 drops tabasco
2 dashes worcestershire sauce
1 lime (juiced)
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
1 bottle Mexican beer
ice cubes

-Mix first five ingredients then add beer and ice.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cookie Butter Ice Cream w/ Speculoos and Nutella

I said good bye to Summer, not ice cream. Never to ice cream.

Shall we bring two amazing spreads together in the form of a frozen treat? 
Yes. 
Yes please.










Friday, November 9, 2012

Mint Mojito Coffee Ice Cream

It's time to say good bye to our dearest friend and season, the lovely Summer. Even though the weather in the bay has been in denial the past few days. This week started off really hot but the fog and cold has started to creep back in. So for this "despedida" I've decided to say good bye in the form of food, bringing my two favorite things during the Summer, Iced Coffee and Ice Cream.

People, always have that special, to-do list when they visit a city. When you visit San Francisco, you have the typical spots and restaurants to see and eat at, well allow me to add one more in that list, I promise it won't disappoint. Make sure to visit, Philz Coffee on 4th and King (or any of the other spots) and have a cup of  Iced Mint Mojito Coffee. It is incredibly refreshing and perfect any time of the day and quite inspiring too as you can see from this post.

I had one the other day and thought to myself, this would be really yummy as an ice cream or popsicle with a yummy kick like chocolate chips or rum to actually make it a mojito! Well then here it is.











Preparation:

-Whisk egg yolks with 1/2 cup of sugar and set aside
-Combine milk, 1/4 sugar, muddled mint, and coffee in a saucepan on low heat. Do not let in boil.
-Slowly add about a cup of the hot milk mixture to the eggs while constantly whisking to make sure it doesn't cook the eggs, then add to the saucepan. After 5 minutes of mixing take it off the heat.
-Using a cheesecloth and a sieve, strain the mixture to get rid of as much solids as you can.
-Whisk in the cream to the milk mixture, then cover and chill for 4-5 hours.
-When ready, process the custard in the ice cream maker, you may also choose to add either chopped chocolate or rum at this time... OR BOTH.. or none. It's all up to you now!

ps.
adding rum will make the ice cream softer and on the slushy side so you might want to bring down the amount just a little bit. Alcohol's freezing point is very low.

pps.
I used Tesora from Philz Coffee with this recipe. yum.

Adios Summer! Hello Gorgeous Fall.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

1 year old and a Carnival



I took a polaroid shot every month since her first.



:)







 Ready for the party
our little carnival themed spread
Popcornopolis! Best chocolate and caramel popcorn noms.
These weren't just cute cake pops they're really good too.




 Awesome twosome!!! Love you Sash and Tin, good job!

Let's talk about that dessert table! The cake, ice cream cake pops and balloon cookies were made by my super creative friends, Sasha and Tin, weren't they just adorable? These guys are so good at what they do. TRUST ME! .............and contact me for details :)


                                               






Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dukan Pancakes




Just whisk all the ingredients together and cook! To make it sweet I use a few tablespoons of an artificial sweetener like Splenda, some use Stevia but just like everything else, it's really up to you. 




Wednesday, June 6, 2012