Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Cucumber Lemonade #1

I was driving back home on Sunday afternoon and got to the point east of Boiceville where the road starts down a long hill, one where the trees fall away faster than the road. So for a couple of hundred feet, you have “The View.” There are three ridgelines on the left and four more…

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Brian’s Faux Colada

  Do you remember your first Pina Colada? Your second? The third? If they were consumed all on the same night, then somewhere between two and three you may have become a tad fuzzy. The standard pina colada recipe has two problems. First, it’s booze heavy. The ratio of pineapple juice to rum to cream…

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Strawberry Lemonade [and other goodies] Using Strawberry Puree

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. Red, white, and blue day. Red is for strawberries, to be consumed in cake, pie, and beverages aplenty. This post is really about two things: the lemonade pictured above and puree, which has multiple uses over and above mere lemonade. Once the puree is prepared, then you options are…

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Sangria Caliente from Sangria by Mittie Hellmich

  The planet is experiencing rapid growth: population, pollution, and mixologists. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do not have bad associations with that mixologist word. In fact, when I retire, I am going to open up a B&B: Bar and Bakery. But as the number of mixologists grow, as they each get their 15…

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