Lavender French 75

Lavender French 75

It was all going so well… vaccines are being rolled out, progress is being made… And then infection rates soared to the highest they’ve been ever. Ever. Here in BC, that’s lead to a partial lockdown. In addition to all the restrictions we had before, 

Watermelon Frosé

Watermelon Frosé

This discovery was life-changing. Life-changing, I say! Look, you guys. I try not to be basic. I really do. But sometimes, it creeps in. I generally avoid all things pumpkin spice, unless it’s fall and I’m baking and they actually contain pumpkin. I don’t watch 

Canadian Christmas Cocktail

Canadian Christmas Cocktail

Yup, the Christmas posts have begun.  Does this make me behind the times? It is, after all, nearly the middle of December.  My tree’s not up, and I’ve only baked one batch of Christmas cookies so far. It’s possible I’m behind, but I’m honestly not 

Rose Merry Tea-Ni [Holiday Cocktail]

Rose Merry Tea-Ni [Holiday Cocktail]

Well, kids, it’s one month to Christmas. As usual, I am woefully unprepared. I promised my offspring in… oh, July? that this year for Chirstmas, he’s be getting the new NES Classic game system. You see, even though he’s 13, he’s really into stuff I 

Vegan Bourbon Sour #Aquafaba

Vegan Bourbon Sour #Aquafaba

My favourite drink is a bourbon sour. I love bourbon; the depth and smokiness of it, it’s smoothness and warmth. The bourbon sour is an old-fashioned drink. It’s a few simple ingredients, but they create a sweet-sour combo of perfection. You can make bourbon sours 

How to Pair Food with Beer

How to Pair Food with Beer

If you’re like most people, beer is your beverage of choice to chill out and cool down. Beer is all about the casual good times in life. Finished mowing the lawn on a hot day? You deserve a beer! Hanging out at your cottage on 

Christmas Eve Fondue

Christmas Eve Fondue

I’m sure all of you have your own family-centric holiday traditions. Well, one of mine is a Christmas Eve fondue. I do love to fondue… I mean, c’mon, what’s not to like? Lovely, soft pieces of bread, dipped into warm, gooey cheese. You really can’t 

Fall Cocktail: Bourbon Rosemary Sour

Fall Cocktail: Bourbon Rosemary Sour

It’s September. I’ve been loving beautiful chilled white wines all summer, but when the weather starts to change in the next few weeks and get colder, I’ll switch back to big, bold reds like shirazes, malbecs or pinot noirs. I also love a warming fall 

Canada Day Caesars With Maple Candied Bacon

Canada Day Caesars With Maple Candied Bacon

On Tuesday, July 1, we’ll celebrate our country’s 147th birthday. It’s always a fun day, with lots of festivities, a day off work, and red and white. Many people will celebrate with a barbecue, and probably a few icy-cold drinks. For Canada Day this year, 

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Well, speaking of entertaining… I have been enjoying these liqueurs for the last couple of weeks. I’d used them to make an tarte tatin, but I figured it was time to do some mixing and use them what they were really meant for: cocktails. I