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pucker face: sour grape slushie

I have a No Bummer Summer to-do list. The list includes going swimming outdoors, lots of long bike rides, sitting around a campfire, and doing more beach hang-outs. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of summer fun in my life…

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drinking vinegars: sour cherry-lime shrub & strawberry-rhubarb black pepper shrub

When I first heard about drinking vinegars, I was instantly shrub-curious. For someone who grew up sneaking pickle juice out of the fridge, a tart, vinegary beverage sounded quite delightful. Portland’s Pok Pok restaurant was where I first became a…

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cold brew (& a little advice too): earl grey & hibiscus cold-brewed iced tea

Summer is about road trips, hikes in cool forests, ice cream cones, toes in the sand, jangly pop songs and iced tea. All things are high up on my summer list. Even though we’re not planning one large go-all-out vacation…

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a tart tingler: sour cherry smoothie

Me and fruit have a rocky past. Most tropical fruits except for pineapple, no thank you.¬†All stripes and dimples of melons is another no-go.¬†Bananas and me have never been friends (well, except when it comes to banana bread & then…

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happy & merry, it’s my first holiday giving guide (+ a cocktail recipe)!

I’m always a proponent for making holiday gifts, especially the edible kind. For the past few years, I’ve compiled holiday lists for my favorite things to bake, make and give. But today I wanted to share some lovely things that…

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welcome home: road-trip recap & a recipe for rosemary lemonade

Remember way back in May when I asked for cross-country road trip help? Well, on June 8th we got the heck out of rainy Vancouver and headed east. Well, a super quick overnight stop in Seattle to visit with my…

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blueberry sorbet with riesling & rosemary

A couple of years ago, I had great luck making a cherry buttermilk sherbet. The only ice cream maker I had at the time was a large and clunky (but beautiful) turquoise vintage hand-crank one. I didn’t pull it out…

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preserving cherries: macerated sour cherries + cherry pit vodka

Sour cherry season has just ended here in BC and those plump, sweet, dark cherries from the Okanagan are almost gone from our local markets. But there is a way to preserve all that cherry goodness. Freezing is a no-brainer…

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