Cool Stuff – Drinks
“Pumpkin Spice Smoothie”

I had a can of organic pumpkin puree staring at me on my shelf and decided it was high time to do something with it. Really just so I had an excuse to buy more pumpkin. This pumpkin spice smoothie turned out to be pure magic and I whipped it up in under 5 minutes. The best part? You likely have all the spices you already need to make your […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: Watermelon Keg”

We propose one final outdoor party this weekend, and that you make this. Here Georgia shows you how to turn a simple watermelon into a party centerpiece! Blend the watermelon with water for a refreshing drink or with vodka for an adult version. All you’ll need is: A spigot which you can buy here A cutting board A large bowl A large spoon A serrated knife A small paring knife A […]

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“Flower, Berry & Herb Studded Ice Cubes”

I’ll be on the P. Allen Smith show in the next week. He is one of my favorite people and I had such a great time. It plays at different times in different markets but you can check your local listings at: www.pallensmith.com/television/station-guide. We did everything from making exotic fruit bowl vases, to making my recipe for Bacon Micheladas, to my technique for making berry, flower and herb studded ice cubes.  Here is […]

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“Homemade Maraschino Cherries”

Aren’t you desperately curious to know what I did with those cherries I picked from my cherry tree with my homemade cherry picker? Well let me show you… My arms got rather tired and I wasn’t especially ambitious about getting them all that evening, since it seemed like an impossible feat. But! I had enough to make homemade maraschino cherries which really thrilled me. To make them, gather together: cherries […]

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“Homemade Almond Milk”

I made this a few months ago and failed to share it with you. How could I? From time to time I test and photograph a recipe from one of the members of Tasty Kitchen, the fabulous community recipe website of my friend Ree. Well I tested this one and it was lovely and you ought to know about it. One thing that is pretty much always in my refrigerator […]

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“Watermelon Agua Fresca & A New Pea”

I have not known watermelon until this moment. I obsessed over the watermelons in my garden at Tulipwood this summer. “How do I know if they’re really, truly ready?” I proclaimed across the woods, and then on twitter, and facebook, and to random family members who gave me funny looks. Twitter produced the most answers, as it often does. “The stem will be dry and brown,” one person said. “It […]

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“Rose Petal Tea”

The roses are in season. That sounds funny to say the roses are “in season” but I suppose everything is in season at one point or another, everyone and everything has a season, some longer than others. We have a rose arbor at Tulipwood, my great grandfather built it after he bought Tulipwood from the Adam’s family. Can you believe The Adams Family lived at Tulipwood once upon a time? […]

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“Homemade Elderflower Syrup”

The elderflowers are blooming. This is good on many levels. For one, flowers are just a prelude to berries. And berries are just a prelude to jelly. And elderflower jelly is something that my grandmother made as a child with her mother. I’m going to make some and bring it to Grandma Pellegrini. Now that the weather is warmer, Grandma P. can go outdoors. I paid her a visit and […]

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