raspberry lemon margaritas

This week needed booze. Not wine, I’m talking the hard stuff – tequila. Not a huge fan of fluffy, sweet cocktails, I am however a big fan of tequila & made-from-scratch margaritas. Enter these raspberry lemon margaritas, made with elderflower liqueur. Perfect! First you’re going to want to make some sort of garnish…or not. I don’t usually…  [Read More]

cucumber lime margaritas with sweet chili salt

There are cocktails & then there are margaritas. In its simplest form a margarita is tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar & an orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau served in a salted rim glass. Yesterday I made cucumber lime margaritas with a sweet, salty chili mixture encasing the glass rim. The margaritas were fabulous!…  [Read More]

pomegranate sangria

Many years ago I used to frequent a Spanish restaurant in Sydney called ‘Don Quixote’. It was tucked away in the bustling Chinatown district. The restaurant cooked whole suckling pigs that were addictive. So were the sangrias. That was the first place I’d tried this easy-to-consume-vast-amounts of beverage. As most of you already know, the…  [Read More]

mussels in tomato, chili and basil broth

Mussels are perfect for entertaining – as a starter or a main course. I like to pop a couple of large white plates down on the table and have people dig-in. There’s very little prep work when you decide to serve mussels and they take virtually no time to cook. Brilliant. If you serve them…  [Read More]

tomato cilantro salsa & pineapple lime margaritas

I know it’s only Tuesday but that means Monday is behind us and it’s ok to be planning for the coming weekend. The weather is warming up here in gloomy Minnesota which makes me think salsa and margaritas. This salsa recipe was shared with me by a Mexican friend of mine, he cooked it, I…  [Read More]

beer & bacon pancakes

Pancakes were one of the first things I learnt to cook as a child. I’d get up before everyone else on a Sunday morning and make the most god-awful mess in our tiny kitchen. Once I even set the curtains on fire. Thankfully I didn’t burn the house down. The curtains were a little worse…  [Read More]

thirsty thursday blood orange & pineapple margaritas

Aren’t blood oranges stunning? Their deep, jewel-like tones are just begging to be made into a cocktail. At least in my world they are. At the Walker-Imrie home we usually make our margs with fresh lime and pineapple juice, quite a magnificent potion, as many a friend of ours will attest to. This weekend however…  [Read More]

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