Sun Catcher Star Ice Cubes

This year the Summer Solstice will be on the evening of Tuesday, June 20th here on the Pacific Coast of the Northern Hemisphere.  That means the arrival of warmer days for us to stay out late soaking up the sun and enjoying the summer season.  The summer solstice actually marks the longest day of the…

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Under The Tuscan Sun Limoncello

As we stroll into June we can reflect on the many turns that the sixth month of the year represent.  According to the Roman calendar, June is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage.  Perhaps that is why so many young brides crave a June wedding, aside from the very pleasant weather that…

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Four Intentions For New Year’s Resolution with Warm Ginger Citrus Juice

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? I passed my New Year’s Eve in quiet among family and ended the night or rather started the new day after the strike of midnight in spirituality. After an evening of family and a few bites of Blini and caviar, toasting with champagne, I headed up…

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Caviar and Blini With Champagne

Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are almost to the end of 2016 already! When you live season to season, you really don’t realize where the time has gone. Some of us plan something special to ring in the New Year – perhaps a night full of memorable movies and munchies with lots of popcorn.…

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Saffron Sugar Crystals with Minted Tea

While the days are shorter and the air becomes cold and crisp, as darkness falls, we find ourselves craving warmth, something that evokes coziness. A hot cup of tea is always inviting this time of year and you can make your tea time sweeter with a special addition. This winter season I have found myself…

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Cherry Kissel for Holiday Cocktails

There is something a little fairy tale like about Cherry Kissel and rightly so as it’s mythical properties stem from a Russian fairy tale and Russians also refer to heaven or paradise as a place having, “milky rivers flowing past kissel banks.” The land of marvels and its treats seem to fit into the spirit…

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Strawberry & Watermelon Smoothie

A smoothie is refreshing whenever temperatures soar and you’re busy with summertime activities. Smoothies can be filling when you are busy and great for breakfast. With summer heat, a watermelon and strawberry smoothie is a perfect drink to soothe and nourish you. The blend of fruits is sweet and goes down smooth. No wonder it’s…

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Mango Lassi (Mango Shake)

Mango Lassi is essentially the Indian version of a Mango shake. However, Indians usually make their mango flavored milk shakes with yogurt or buttermilk as it is originally a yogurt based drink from the state of Punjab. During the hot months in India, while mangoes are at the peak of the season, Mango Lassi is…

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