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Traditional Wassail Recipe. When Figs Fly // Spiced Rum Fig Kombucha Cocktail. At our core, we are all balance.

When Figs Fly // Spiced Rum Fig Kombucha Cocktail

It’s how we are meant to exist, it is necessary to our survival. It is how we choose to live our lives, in the most simplest of forms, that take this delicate rhythm away from it’s natural state. As I was creating this recipe, it struck me, like a huge truck in fact, I am truly the epitome of a libra and a middle child, through and through. I like when things are even and balanced, I like to see all sides, I like the middle and I love the way life feels when equanimity is at the forefront. The scales may flutter about, but ultimately I don’t feel right when my life is not in balance.

This Spiced Rum Fig Kombucha Cocktail is just another example of how I truly embody the idea of balance, even in the most casual of moments in life. This delicate balancing act, the feeling when everything is perfectly aligned and the need for it in my life, these are likely the exact reasons why I found and fell in love with yoga nearly 10 years ago. Blackberry Ginger Ale Mojito Recipe on Food52. Recept voor sake martini. Cucumber Kumquat Moscow Mule - Perpetually Hungry. Grapefruit Ginger Refresher « A Golden Afternoon. Bet you guys have never been to a virtual baby shower!

Grapefruit Ginger Refresher « A Golden Afternoon

Well, you’re at one today! I am so excited to join with some of my online pals, The Creative Mamas, to throw a baby shower for two expectant ladies in our group of bloggers, Lacy of Living on Love and Carla of Small & Friendly! Sunday Dinner: Valentine’s Day Edition // Chanterelle and Chestnut Bisque, Co... This Sunday Dinner post is a big one – I’m not even entirely sure where to start.

Sunday Dinner: Valentine’s Day Edition // Chanterelle and Chestnut Bisque, Co...

There’s the obvious, of course, that it was for our Valentine’s Day celebration, so it had to be special and a little bit decadent. There’s the fact that we prepared it during a blizzard, the third big storm in what feels like a never-ending chain of snow and white skies and freezing temperatures – a winter so beyond our imaginations that our city is stuck somewhere between awe, deep frustration, and total apathy. There’s the coffee-crusted duck, the centerpiece of the meal, that we lifted from the menu at Bouchard in Newport, where we spent a wonderful evening last weekend, dining in quiet elegance before slipping back to a room with a fireplace and a four-poster bed, where I wanted to stay forever.

Winter Sangria. Blood Orange Margarita Pitcher Recipe. It’s been a painful few weeks, but I’ve finally come to accept that my 49ers aren’t in the Superbowl (it sure took me long enough).

Blood Orange Margarita Pitcher Recipe

Now that I’m not listening to sports radio or football podcasts, I found time to make this ridiculously delicious pitcher of blood orange margaritas. Whenever blood oranges are in season this is my go-to libation. I usually mix up a batch to bring with me to parties. Homemade Chai Concentrate - My Heart Beets. I’ve been drinking masala chai since I was a kid. Sure, back then my mom probably made it with more milk than tea, but the flavor was still there. Growing up in an Indian household, freshly made chai was served at least two times a day, more so if we had guests. It didn’t matter whether it was 100 degrees outside, my parents would still drink their two cups of creamy, hot chai. My mom continues to drink her two cups of chai everyday. So twice a day, she washes her tea pot and goes through the tedious process of crushing spices and boiling tea.

Pomegranate rosemary spritzer – A House in the Hills. Helllooo Tuesday!

pomegranate rosemary spritzer – A House in the Hills

Recept voor basil fawlty. How to Make the Best Eggnog. If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook -- or what to drink.

How to Make the Best Eggnog

Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul. Today: A sassy, slightly blasphemous version of a classic to make your holiday season better. After we try Clyde Common’s eggnog our first reaction is think about how awesome this would be in bread pudding. And then we begin to consider that it’s something like a deranged protein shake -- what with its 12 eggs and serious slap on the ass from hard alcohol -- but we decide to return to the first comment because right now, that's the point. Homemade Irish Cream. Swooned: Signature Cocktail #31: Maple Cider Cherry Whiskey.

Black cocktail rimming sugar black colored by dellcovespices. Golden Milk: Creamy Turmeric and Ginger Tea with Coconut Milk. Erin Scott’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz. Last week I had the pleasure of rounding up some of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks to celebrate a lighter option for summer sipping.

Erin Scott’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz

Then, earlier this week we had the honor of sharing the beautiful Berkeley, CA home of blogger, stylist, photographer and cookbook author Erin Scott of Yummy Supper. Today I’m thrilled to combine both of those posts in the form of one delicious drink recipe from Erin’s spectacular new book, Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a Gluten-Free Omnivore. This refreshing drink highlights one of my favorite ingredients: grapefruit. I love the way the tartness of grapefruit mixes with herbs and a bit of sweetness for a fizzy drink that’s perfect for adults and kids alike. Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco. Dear Peaches, Please don’t leave.

Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco

I know my pinterest feed has been hit by a tidal wave of pumpkin this, and pumpkin that, and the whole internet is a’buzz with this collective push for summer to be over and fall to be here, but really? Homemade Chai Concentrate - My Heart Beets. Aperol Spritz Float Recipe. I’d prefer not to curse here on the blog – but this recipe is *&$#%@ de-li-cious.

Aperol Spritz Float Recipe

I first heard about the infamous Aperol spritz back in the day from my best friend Adam who wouldn’t shut up about the damn things. Heather Christo - Sharing the love of food with friends and family. Cherry Gin Bramble Recipe by Heather Christo ( Hi guys.

Heather Christo - Sharing the love of food with friends and family

Spiked caramel apple cider - Jelly Toast. Because it’s Friday, and I love you guys, I’m sharing a simple but lip smacking good cocktail with you. And let me tell you a secret: it only has two ingredients. I know. It’s so wrong, it’s right. I debated about sharing with this you today, or waiting until next week, but decided that your weekend would be so improved by the addition of this fuss free cocktail. Aviation Classic Cocktail Recipe. It’s been a while since I made us a classic cocktail. I know, completely unacceptable! Thankfully I received a bottle of Caorunn gin (hooray for booze mail!) And immediately thought of the Aviation. This delightfully sophisticated cocktail is just too pretty (and tasty) to overlook. In fact, there may even be an embarrassing old video of me making an Aviation floating somewhere around the internet, but no need to discuss that at the moment! Cocktails with Graham: the paper plane — CocoJenalle.

Graham recently swung by Camp 4 and was introduced to the "Paper Plane by Damara. It's a relatively new mix, named after MIA's "Paper Planes", and traditionally consists of equal parts bourbon, Amaro, Aperol and lemon juice (Damara prefers to make it with lime juice to give it some a pop). Graham was an instant fan, and informed me that it would be our first cocktail project together. The best way I can summarize my feelings is that this will definitely be on the roster of favourites. The Bojon Gourmet: One for the Money Cocktail {Cocchi Americano, St. Germain, Prosecco, Lemon, and Cardamom-Saffron Tincture}

I had hoped to publish the post for this celebratory cocktail before today. But we've been on the road, and the historic lodge we stayed at for the last two nights had an equally historic internet connection. (I had to spend the days hiking, jumping in rivers, and learning to play Cribbage – it was awful.) It's now the evening of the Fourth of July and Jay and I are in Ashland, Oregon, safely ensconced at a hostel with blissfully consistent wi-fi. Coconut Water Kefir. New to Essential Oils? Hibiscus Ginger Ale. The following is a guest post by my boyfriend, Erlend. Tasty Tuesday: Gorgeous Grapefruit Margarita. Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and in celebration of the upcoming festivities, Ashley has mixed up a gorgeous grapefruit margarita recipe that just might be the best thing you’ve ever tasted! Recept voor yuzu bitters. Recept voor yuzu fizz. Boozy Mango Lemonade - Vegan Recipe.

The only thing better than mango lemonade is Boozy Mango Lemonade. Real Cocktails: The Martini. Heather Christo - Sharing the love of food with friends and family. Mango Coconut and Orange Vodka Crush. Ginger Tea Latte. We love Colorado. Always have. 10 Most Refreshing Summertime Vodka Cocktails. The Tequila Healer. Homemade Chai Recipe - The Elliott Homestead.

The gouda life - Desperately Seeking Sun [Ginger-Cilantro Margaritas] Iced Blackberry Mojito Green Tea Recipe (Paleo, AIP) How to Make Jun Tea. Coconut Chai Lemonade Recipe. Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook. Making Cucumber & Ginger-Lime Cooler. Old Missouri comforter. Spiked Holiday Egg Nog (Eggnog) Recipe. Spontaneous Apple Cider Recipe. Old Fashioned Root Beer. 20 something allergies and counting...down – Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider.