Beverages
Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

We have all seen the infomercials about the Magic Bullet, right? Well I have a confession to make, we got one. It all started when our blender (that was handed down to us from my sister-n-law) broke after ten glorious years. After a few weeks of grieving, we started the research process for a new...
Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk

We’ve been making coconut milk ice cream around here like it’s going out of style. It can be difficult to find canned coconut milk that does not have starchy additives such as guar gum or xanthan gum. Fortunately, coconut milk is cheap and easy to make at home. All you need is a blender and...
Summer Libation: Basil Bellini

Summer Libation: Basil Bellini

This basil bellini is an aperitif that will sing a song of summertime in your mouth. It’s fruity and bubbly with just a hint of basil. And if you happen to be hosting dinner guests who do not imbibe, you can substitute club soda for the prosecco  for a non-alcoholic drink that is just as...
Kale Week 2011

Kale Week 2011

One thing I miss from my childhood days in the Midwest was the abundance of summer produce - strawberries, tomatoes, melons, sweet corn, need I say more? Here in northern Colorado, where nights stay cool even in the hottest of days, these summer treats don’t show up until August, but kale thrives from May through...
Unrefined: Ginger Simple Syrup and the Moscow Mule

Unrefined: Ginger Simple Syrup and the Moscow Mule

I am crazy about this simple syrup using honey instead of sugar. So far this week it has sweetened my iced tea, adorned my fruit salad, and was incorporated into an SCD version of my favorite summer cocktail: The Moscow Mule (more on that later). There is nothing terribly original about this recipe, except that...