Friday, June 29, 2012

Cocktail Hour :: Summertime in Paris

Summertime in Paris

1 1/2 oz. citrus vodka
Rosemary sprig
1/2 oz. meyer lemon juice
1/2 oz. lemongrass simple syrup (recipe here)
Dash of soda water

Muddle rosemary with lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker. 
Add ice and citrus vodka - shake. 
Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with soda. 
Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig and serve.
Makes 1 serving

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Homemade Frozen Yogurt ::

I made fresh peach frozen yogurt a few nights ago and it was absolutely delicious.  At first, I wanted to try to make it sugar free because I figured the sweet peaches would add just the right amount of sweetness.  But, I ended up adding a small container of vanilla sweetened yogurt to the mix.  That combined with the peaches was perfect. 

Combine about 3 cups plain greek yogurt with diced/pureed peaches (you can use a food processor or smash them with a fork).  I added a small container of sweetened vanilla yogurt, but you can add sugar or honey as desired.  I also added a splash of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to this mix.  Stir it up and poor into an ice cream maker for about 20 minutes...

And then I tried blueberry:

3 cups plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
Sugar or honey to taste
Splash of milk (I actually used vanilla almond milk)
Dash of cinnamon
Teaspoon of vanilla

Heat the blueberries with sugar on the stovetop until soft.  Add to yogurt and combine with the rest of the ingredients.  Pour into an ice cream maker for about 20 minutes...


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Sunday, June 24, 2012


Herb Garden at the Montage Laguna Beach 

Mexican Date Night

Weekends in San Francisco

Buckets full of fresh peonies

Late morning pick me up

Homemade fresh peach frozen yogurt

Duffy Boat rides