Tag: summer

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

This week, I want to talk a little bit about the perks of cooking and making cocktails with seasonal ingredients. The first thing I should clarify is something that should be obvious: what’s in season for me might not necessarily be in season for you. […]

Cherry Aperol Spritz

Cherry Aperol Spritz

It’s time for a spritz! I couldn’t let the summer end without making one of my favorite cocktails, so here you have it: a cherry Aperol spritz. This cocktail is great for a summer barbecue or to enjoy before having a no-fuss dinner in the […]

Rosemary-Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Rosemary-Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Can you believe that it’s almost August? Soon the days will get shorter and shorter, and cool winds will start blowing in. I’m definitely not ready for summer to be over yet, so I wanted to celebrate the season by making an ice cream that […]

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: Two Variations on a Sour

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: Two Variations on a Sour

Today’s three-ingredient cocktail is actually two variations on one of the easiest and tastiest drinks you can make: the sour. The first variation is made with “guaro,” a traditional Costa Rican spirit that I’ll describe at length in the next section of this post. The […]

Rainbow Veggie Platter with Two Delicious Dips

Rainbow Veggie Platter with Two Delicious Dips

It’s officially too hot to cook. Seriously, I’m melting. Enter the humble veggie platter. It’s my go-to lunch or dinner when the temperature goes through the roof, and you can easily customize it to make the most of whatever summer produce you have available. Veggie […]

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: The Rhuberry Mezcal Paloma

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: The Rhuberry Mezcal Paloma

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I’m all about making the most of seasonal ingredients. This is how this rhubarb-raspberry Paloma came to be: I bought a ton of beautiful raspberries and rhubarb at the farmers market, and I needed […]

Cherry Colada Popsicles

Cherry Colada Popsicles

I’m just going to say it: I like piña coladas but not getting caught in the rain. I mean what’s not like? Rum. Yes. Pineapple. Yes. Coconut. Yes. Rain. No. I also, however, like to mix things up a bit, and I thought that just […]

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Americano Shandy

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Americano Shandy

Welcome to the first installment of three-ingredient Thursdays! Every Thursday from now on, I will do my best to present you with a delectable, yet simple, cocktail made out of just three ingredients. As someone who still considers herself a beginner when it comes to […]

Boozy Strawberry Rhubarb Granita

Boozy Strawberry Rhubarb Granita

This boozy strawberry rhubarb granita is my attempt at blurring the lines between a cocktail and dessert. It also makes use of two ingredients that are currently everywhere in Eastern Washington: strawberries and rhubarb. I love the tartness of the rhubarb combined with the sweetness […]