Wow! What a week. I’m back from DC and catching up on work. Aidan started school and football practices. Jessie & I visited the Miami Ad School and I got to see Nadia for the first time in 5 years. I’m really in need of some yoga, so my goal is to try some new poses this weekend. Maybe I’ll get back to an acroyoga class?
Two weeks ago I decided to use some points to take a long weekend in Washington, DC. It was a whirlwind filled with really good food, music, and interesting people. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten such a diverse range of food in such a short period of time. (I even ate grasshoppers!)
I’ve been to most of the monuments already, so I spent this whole trip just letting friends show me around and doing “local” stuff. I must say, DC impressed me.
Eva and I are launching a Latin food blog in the fall, but you can follow us on twitter in the meantime. We plan on having plenty of cocktail recipes like this one that Eva and I mixed up poolside over the weekend for Jessie’s birthday.
1.5 oz Prichard’s Sweet Georgia Belle Peach & Mango Rum
1.5 oz Smirnoff’s Green Apple Vodka
1.5 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz Orange juice
1 oz Cranberry juice
Combine the 3 liquors over ice. (If you don’t want to pre-measure, just use a 3 second pour of each.) You should have about a half a cup of liquid at this point. Top off the rest of the cup with orange juice and a good splash of cranberry juice. Stir, strain, and serve.
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Vanilla gets a bad rap. We use it to describe things or versions of things that are boring, as if it were synonymous with bland. But is it really? Vanilla can be wholly sensual and overwhelming. The scent of a real vanilla bean pod cracked open is exquisite, warm, and powerful. The flavor is the opposite of bland. It’s sexy. It mixes beautifully with coconut, butter, and lavender. Just a touch of vanilla added to your cooking can take a dish from good to sumptuous. I’m not even going to start on what the scent can add to your beauty routine. I think you get my point.
So in defense of vanilla, here’s a few of my favorite things in vanilla flavor.