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The Recipe Book: A Sangria that Takes a Walk on the Dry Side

When making a sangria, it is so easy to totally go overboard on the sugar. Between the wine of your choice, additional liqueurs, fruit juices, and sometimes even more sugar itself, we sometimes forget that good sangria and wine cocktails don’t have to put you to the edge of a diabetic coma. 240 more words


The Mysterious Mussolini Cocktail

After a seriously long drought of cocktail hunting, while out with a couple of friends, I accidentally stumbled upon the what ended up as being a bit of a random cocktail, the Mussolini. 9 more words

The Bad Hombre - Election Day (Part 2)

Alright! The sangria is aged appropriately. Here it is! To be honest, I stole this recipe from the internet, but just as I care less about the Republican candidate, I also care less about the red drink. 117 more words


Satan's Whiskers (curled)

Very apt for Halloween, or Samhain (depending on your outlook and religion) is this recipe, taken from Imbibe‘s website. They list two versions of this drink – one with Grand Marnier for the orange component (straight whiskers), the other with triple sec (the curled version), the latter being one I have made here. 134 more words


Mojitos to make your Halloween Party a Smash

We planted “Minty” (the name my kids bestowed upon our Mojito mint plant) in early spring. A friend of mine had mentioned that mint is an invasive plant and can be difficult to control. 251 more words

Live A Life Well Nourished, Healthy Food Blog

Upside down fruit cake

I used to make this cake a lot years ago during the nineties. It’s from Jill Dupleix’s New Food which looks old and dated design-wise now but is filled with stonking good recipes which have stood the test of time. 595 more words


Hedgerow's Harvest

This recipe uses a collection of great British botanicals – sloes, elderflower, apples and plums. It’s perfect for an autumn evening, and will make use of lots of seasonal produce. 249 more words