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Pimm’s Cup

July 23, 2013





If you are looking for a nice refreshing drink for the Summer, go no further.  Also, with all of the fruit in the drink, you may be able to convince yourself that it is a little healthy!


We just made two drinks, but this drink is also great if you have a a group of people over.   You can cup all the fruit before hand and it’s a great alternative to a bloody mary bar for a brunch.



Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s No. 1
Oranges, sliced in rounds
Lemons, sliced in rounds
Strawberries, cut in thick slices
Cucumbers, sliced in rounds

Fill your glass half way with ice.  Fill the rest with a mix of mint and fruit.  Fill the glass with 1/3 Pimm’s, 1/3 lemonade and 1/3 seltzer.  Pour contents into a shaker and then back into the glass to mix it up.  Serve with a straw – enjoy!




Best Blueberry Pancakes – Ever!

July 21, 2013

This is my go to Sunday breakfast recipe whenever I want to indulge on pancakes on the weekend.  I tried this recipe once and I haven’t tried another one since.   You have to give them a try!


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July 15, 2013

My favorite drink for the past year has been the Paloma.  It never does me wrong.  It is nice and refreshing and easy drinking.  If the last time you had Tequila was years ago, in shot form and followed by some lime/salt combination, then I definitely recommend a Paloma to ease you back into Tequila which has quickly become my favorite alcohol.


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Summer Squash Salad with Lemon Citronette

July 13, 2013

This is absolutely my new favorite way to eat squash.  It’s a nice, bright salad and it is great for the Summer because it doesn’t require cooking.  It’s very simple to make.   And it even held up for lunch leftovers the next day.  yay.




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Grilled Vegetable Platter (to go with grilled brick chicken)

July 12, 2013

I decided to get adventures and grill a whole, flattened chicken.  I got so wrapped up in making the chicken, that I totally forgot to take pictures.  Oops.  It was delicious, I promise, even without the photo evidence. We’ll have to repeat that recipe on another nice Summer night for a separate post.  But, really, the grilled vegetables were the star of the meal and so they are getting their own show.


It’s not the first time that I’ve grilled onions, scallions or zucchini of course.  Grilling avocados and limes was a first though.  It was great with the chicken.  I also liked having a platter of vegetables to just pick from. Read more…

Blueberry Gin Lavender Lemonade

July 4, 2013

Sometimes I like a little color coordination and hey – it’s 4th of July – how about a festive cocktail? This spiked lemonade did the trick.  It is easy drinking (which I think is rarely a bad thing) and it screams let’s celebrate being an American.


The hardest part of making the drink is squeezing the lemons.  It takes a little bit of time but it’s definitely worth it!


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Is the Third Time Really Charming?

July 3, 2013

So we have stopped the blog a couple times and now we’re restarting it for the third time.  I’d like to say that we’re more committed, but I guess only time will tell.  I do have one promising fact though – I stopped last time because I was getting really really frustrated with picture taking.  I would make beautiful food, usually at night after work, have horrible lighting, an average point at shoot camera, and yes not so great pictures.  We would take so much time trying to get a good picture that I lost interest in eating (or drinking!) what we just prepared.  Since the whole point of cooking and bartending is to enjoy it, the whole picture-taking, blogging thing was kinda backfiring.  Fast forward three years (really? 3 years?) and Erin bought us a nice camera for our honeymoon.  We’re married, honeymooned, fancy camera equipped – and ready to start blogging again about what’s filling our bellies in Brooklyn! We haven’t stopped eating and drinking these past 3 years, but looking forward to sharing again…