Rhubarb Shrub for Mocktails or Cocktails

I found this rhubarb shrub recipe from epicurious.com and knew right away I had to make it. My husband’s garden is filled with beautiful rhubarb so I’m making all of my favorite rhubarb recipes and posting them over the next few weeks. This deliciously refreshing, slightly tart and sweet rhubarb cocktail (or mocktail) is the perfect…

A new kitchen gadget that’s worth the counter space!

My family drinks a lot of sparkling water and I was getting tired of schlepping the bottles home from the store. They’re heavy, they take up precious room in my refrigerator, and they overflow my recycling bin. After much thought about adding another piece of equipment to my kitchen counter and after hearing rave reviews…

Pomegranate Syrup

Pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice are a delicious ways to boost your intake of potassium and cancer fighting antioxidants. Concentrating pomegranate juice into a thick syrup, is a healthful way to add a tart sweetness to many dishes. Pomegranate molasses or syrup is popular in Eastern Mediterranean dishes, but it’s usually made with lots of…

Freshly Picked Mint and Lime Mojito

Mojitos are the national drink of Cuba. With my son working and living in Cuba, and my recent visit to Havana, it’s only fitting for me to resurrect this post. And, it’s perfect for this month’s Recipe Redux theme which is all about lighter cocktails and mocktails for spring and summer celebrations. Mojitos are my favorite summer cocktail, especially…

Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

There’s no single nutrient or food that can prevent or cure cancer but an eating pattern that keeps us at a healthy weight, increases our intake of foods rich in fiber, antioxidants and other plant compounds may lower our risk. Here are two potential cancer fighters in one mug. Both ginger and turmeric combine with…

The Rosemarie

The Rosemarie is a favorite drink on the menu of a newly established distillery and tasting room in Bellfonte, Pennsylvania called Big Spring Spirits. It’s a frequent destination for my husband and I when we are vacationing at our cabin in central Pennsylvania. Although I don’t have the exact recipe from the distillery, my husband…