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Celebrate Tonight With The Cocktail Du Jour! Pardon My French!!

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Take Hersheys choc syrup add red wine and milk /soy (whole) then seltzer-all over ice–apportion to taste and top with whipped cream !! Serve with a hersheys choc almond bar or two !

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! better outside around sunset.

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Time to sober up? Global alcoholic drink consumption declines

Global alcoholic drinks volumes registered a …

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Perhaps everyone is feeling blue, the state of the world and all that – for having a cocktail is always a celebratory act – a nod to the world saying this is a great place !! let’s enjoy it with friends (or solo with a good book or a sunset)- they don’t call it the happy hour for nothing– so cheers to you and your cocktails!!

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How to Make a Soursop Martini
A martini is just a martini. Unless it’s made with the delectable Jamaican fruit, soursop. And …

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Coffee !

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VIA-  INDIA TIMES

 

The easiest cold-brew coffee recipe needs 1/3 cups of ground coffee and 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix both thoroughly and let the mixture brew in the refrigerator overnight. All you need to do the next morning is to sieve the mix and sweeten it according to your liking. It’s ready to be used in any way you want.

For the coffee float, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a large coffee mug or glass. Pour in the chilled coffee. Watch the ice cream scoop rise up to the top. You can add a pinch of cinnamon powder or chocolate shavings if you want. Or double the ice cream scoop if the weather is too hot.
Thai Coffee
Take 4 tablespoons of coffee powder and 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom (elaichi) powder. Brew the coffee in 3 cups of water in your coffee filter. When the coffee is ready, add sugar according to your taste and stir till it dissolves. Let the coffee cool down.
Take one large coffee glass and fill half of it with crushed ice. Pour in the brewed coffee. Top with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and sprinkle some more cardamom powder on top.

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You can't face Mondays, or the week, without these 3 easy coffee recipes
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Vegetarian Treat # 3

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Mac 4 Cheese (with Leeks) as seen in Grub

Preparation Time: 20 min  Ready in: 1 hour

Ingredients

Coarse salt
2 cups uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 thinly sliced leeks, white and light green parts only (see Note)
3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
3 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon paprika
Pinch of cayenne
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
½ cup grated fresh mozzarella
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

Directions

• Preheat oven to 375˚F and lightly grease a shallow 2 quart baking dish.

• Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Add 2 teaspoons salt. When the water returns to a boil, stir in the pasta and cook until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain the pasta and set aside.

• Meanwhile, in a medium sauté pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the leeks and ½ teaspoon salt. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until the leeks are lightly browned. Remove from the heat and set aside.

• Warm the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk in the flour. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds, until the flour is a darker shade of brown.

• Raise the heat to medium, add the milk, and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, until thickened.

• Reduce the heat to low, add the vinegar, paprika, cayenne, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ cup of the cheddar, ½ cup of the pepper jack, the mozzarella, and Parmesan to the white sauce and stir until smooth. Season with black pepper to taste.

• Add the leeks and elbows to the white sauce, gently stir well, and pour into the baking dish.

• Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup cheddar and ½ cup pepper jack over the top and garnish with the chopped rosemary.

• Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp on top. Serve hot.

NOTE: CLEANING LEEKS
• First cut off the greens, leaving only the light green and white bottom, then cut off the roots. Slice the leek in half lengthwise, then thinly slice it horizontally. Fill a large bowl with cold water. Add the leek slices, and swish around well, vigorously, rubbing any dirt and sand off the pieces. Lift from the water and set in a colander. Rinse the bowl of any residue and repeat if necessary.

See more at: http://smallplanet.org/recipes/mac-4-cheese-leeks#sthash.cl9WxyTy.dpuf

 

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Delicious! served with carrots and butter and a ceasar salad ! (parmesean cheese romain lettice mustard garlic mayo salt pepper and topped croutons)

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Vegetarian Treat #2

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Veggie tea sandwiches!!

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Grilled cheese and sundried tomato sandwiches

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  • Recipe created by ChefMom on Nov 20, 2010
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  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Serving: 2 People

Whole grain bread and meaty sundried tomatoes give this grilled cheese variation delectable tastes and textures.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, drained, chopped
  • 4-ounces shaved Manchego or Jarlsberg cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; spread one side of each slice of bread with butter; spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place two slices of bread, butter side down, in skillet and sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese; top with remaining bread, buttered-side out.
  3. Press sandwiches with a spatula and cover with a lid. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bottom of sandwiches are lightly browned. Flip, lightly press, and cover skillet with lid. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and both sides of sandwiches are lightly browned.

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Try this delicious recipe for grilled brie and apple sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • Brie
  • Thinly sliced tart, crisp apple
  • Thinly sliced raisin bread (or raisin pecan sourdough bread)
  • Thinly sliced butter

Directions

  1. Heat a griddle over medium low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, butter the outsides of two pieces of bread. Layer brie and apple on the inside.
  3. Place on the griddle and cook until the brie has begun to melt and the outer sides of the bread are crisp and lightly browned.

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with a salad!!!

A Waldorf salad is a salad generally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal. More at Wikipedia

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Happy meal time !

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Vegetarian Treat! # 1

 

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I always like to add a loaf of hot crusty bread and garlic butter to any veg meal !

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Macaroni and Cheese With Black Beans and Chipotle

Ingriedients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 whole chipotle chilis packed in adobo, minced, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from can
  • 1 serrano chili or jalapeño chili, finely minced
  • 6 ounces block American cheese, roughly grated or diced
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, roughly grated or diced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 4 finely sliced scallions

DIRECTIONS

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    Combine cornstarch, evaporated milk, and eggs in a medium bowl and whisk until homogenous. Set aside.

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    Cook pasta in a large stock pot in salted water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water. Return to stock pot and add cooking water, beans, chipotle chilies, serrano or jalapeño, evaporated milk mixture, and cheeses. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy and smooth. Stir in cilantro and scallions, reserving some for garnish. Transfer to serving bowl, top with remaining cilantro and scallions, and serve immediately.

 

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People should eat no more than two portions of red meat per week to help the environment and meet increasing global food demand, scientists have found. A study by Cambridge and Aberdeen universities found that population growth and the trend for …

Daily Telegraph · 8/31/2014

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What a yummskie way to save the planet and help your fellow man err… woman ahh… whatever!!

Peace means vegetables in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fresh Food, The Price Of Vegetables And Bubble up Farmimg

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What is fresh?  Fresh is when you are standing behind a pickup truck and a farmer releases the latch and everyone dives for the biggest corn cobs  as they tumble and slide down onto the back of the truck.  Fresh is tomatoes in a huge basket being dumped on a cool wooden table under the shining sun – no two tomatoes ever looked alike …..What is fresh? When you  bite into a plum you just bought and the juice spurts and falls down your chin onto your crisp white top!

That’s fresh!

That has been my vegetable buying experience until 5 years ago -the combo of genetic engineering for perfectly shaped fruit at the loss of taste and nutrition and factory farming taking over too many small farms has changed all that.

 But last week I found a good stand where yes! they pulled up in a pick up truck as I arrived ! and the peaches are juicy, the corn sweet and tender- as I left the stand 2 workers got their dog ( who just happened to look exactly like my old dog pickle) to bring an ear of corn to me at my car, I looked over and they were leaning against the pickup laughing—that is bubble up farming!

 

We take control farmers and eaters join hands and complete the cycle of life love and eating!!! So search out the farm in your area and buy directly from him or her ,WE can and will keep the prices down that way, and keep the fun of food alive!!!!!!

Support your local Farmers they are so cool!

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