Watermelons: Nature's Keg | Ministry of Alcohol Still pumping your watermelons full of rum? What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. Essentially you slice off a thin layer from the bottom end, slice open the top, scoop out the meat (or liquefy with booze), and jam a spigot in the front. Presto! Materials Instructions Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind.
Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur Here is another really yummy treat, Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur! I love it added to a cup of coffee! Irish Cream Liqueur from Bon Appetit 1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup Irish whiskey 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals 1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon canned sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut ) My can was solid at the top, so I placed about 2 inches of water in a skillet and heated until the cream of coconut was liquid) Combine first 5 ingredients in blender; blend until coffee crystals dissolve, about 1 minute. You can pour chilled mixture over ice cubes, pour over chocolate or coffee ice cream too. I used 8oz tall skinny bottles from Germany (sorry). You could dress the bottles up even more with a hand painted bottle stopper! Don’t forget to check out other handmade gift ideas. Enjoy!
How to DIY Your Own Frozen Fruit Pops | TheBump Blog Photo: SkinnyTaste.com / The Bump We recently came across this DIY frozen fruit pop recipe on Pinterest from the blog SkinnyTaste.com. These pops are a healthy and simple summer treat for your little ones (and you!). “My one-year-old probably had as much fun playing with them as she did eating them,” says SkinnyTaste.com blogger Gina. To make the pops, “Combine diced fruit in a bowl and fill each 5 ounce cup with fruit. Get the full recipe at SkinnyTaste.com here. Tell us, what are your favorite summer snacks? Chocolate Chip Gender Reveal Cookies No-Guilt Raspberry Turnovers Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chip Energy Bars Like this: Like Loading...
11 Things You Didn't Know Were Great to Grate (Credit: Zach DeSart) Our latest cool kitchen trick: grating tomatoes. it yields a pure pulp perfectly suited to so many uses. Simply slice in half, then grate the cut side over the coarse holes of a box grater (discard core and any tomato skin left in your hand). Whisk the results into vinaigrettes, quick salsas, and gazpacho, or make tomato jam. That’s right, graters aren’t just for cheese. GarlicInstead of painstakingly mincing or using a garlic press, grate garlic on a Microplane to get a fine texture that will cook evenly. CharcoalIf you like your meat to have a super-smoky flavor, think about using charcoal–in the kitchen, not the backyard. Potatoes & Root VegetablesGrate these starchy root veggies on the coarse holes of a box grater to make hash browns, rosti, and potato pancakes. Ginger and HorseradishRoots like ginger and horseradish that are stringy and fibrous can be difficult to chop into small pieces.
67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic by Kyle O'Connor on April 29, 2009 When you’re in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s not always easy to come up with the cash to impress your date. Luckily, there’s still tons of fun and romantic things you can do that take little-to-no money—all that’s required is a little creativity. 1. Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Tags: dating, love, romance, soul-mates, spiritual-blogs, spiritual-communities, spiritual-networks, spirituality 30 Drinks Every Bartender Should Know So I have a new hire who is about to bartend her first bartending shift and I was about to e-mail her 30 drinks every bartender should know and looking for a list (so I wouldn’t have to make it) and almost every list I found was absolutely ridiculous. For example, one site listed the Bocci Ball (don’t know what it is, probably never will as in 12 years no one has ever ONCE asked me for one). Or the Freddy Fudpacker (aka The Cactus Banger) – once again NEVER HEARD anyone order either of these ever ONCE. I’m not naming any drinks on this list where the ingredients are the name i.e. vodka tonic, amaretto sour, or gin and juice. 1. How To Make the Top Cocktails Every Bartender Should Know Apple Martini I hate to even put this on the list, but it is a cocktail that I get an order for at least once a weekend. 3 oz Apple Pucker, 2 oz Vodka, (can add 1 oz fresh lime sour if you happen to have something like that in your bar) shake and serve up with a bright red maraschino cherry Rusty Nail
DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte One of my all time favourite flavours is pumpkin. It's nostalgic aroma brings back all those memories of Thanksgivings and Halloweens. Chicks, tell me now, is there anything better than curling up with a good book, magazine or DVD with a pumpkin spice latte? Also- a pumpkin spice latte is the perfect excuse to cuddle with someone. What you'll need:2 1/4 cups milk2 1/2 tablespoons canned pumpkin2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or more if you like the spice! Directions: In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice.To froth up the mixture, you can transfer to a blender for 15 seconds or simply whisk the mixture at a fast pace until it becomes foamy. Pour into mug then pour espresso on top. There you have it- sweet and simple pumpkin spice lattes for two! What's your favourite fall drink chicks? (Recipe and directions adapted from thekitchn.com)
A Cozy Kitchen Apple Pies & Jo In the Kitchen I know, I’ve made a few pies lately. But see how these are different? Look at how adorable these are! I mean, come on. Could you resist? I sure couldn’t. We ate them before I had a chance to think about pictures. Oops. This is why I had leftover dough for that impromptu dinner. Although this recipe is a little time consuming, it’s no harder than making any sort of real pie. It still involves slicing fruit. Rolling out crust and making it look pretty. Mixing fruit and sugar and cornstarch. And taking bites with your eyes closed so you can focus solely on each flavor. Please give these a try. Apple Pies Inspired by Pinterest 1 prepared pie dough, rolled out and sliced into strips 6-8 large apples (really any kind of apple will do) 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling onto the crust 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 or 1/2 tsp cardamom, if desired 1 tsp cornstarch Juice of a lemon or lime, mixed with 1 cup of water 1 tbsp melted butter Preheat the oven to 375F. Like this: Like Loading...
Buttered Beere 1588 Recipe | RECIPEWISE Small Goblets Of Buttered Beere From A 1588 Tudor Recipe This is an authentic Tudor Buttered Beere (Butter Beer) recipe from 1588 and a rich, creamy ale (beer) is called for – but don’t get an ale which is too sweet, as we are adding in sugar as well as egg yolks. The best ales (beer) to buy are traditional ‘real-ales’ (or cask conditioned ales) from a British brewery with a good reputation (see the end of the post for recommendations). Most British ales (traditional beer) of this high quality are now exported world-wide – while more modern beers, such as ‘lager’ are not recommended. This Tudor recipe for Buttered Beere is the oldest recorded instance of Butter Beer and it is authentically drunk warm, which is an acquired taste; but it is well worth trying. Recipe Ingredients: 1500 ml (3 bottles) of good quality British ‘ale’1/4 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp ground cloves1/2 tsp ground nutmeg200g demerara (natural brown) sugar5 egg yolks (yolks only are needed)100g unsalted butter (diced)