Thursday, September 22, 2011

Honoring My Inner Grape

Mary, a High School Teacher is one of my closest friends and Mother in law.She is also my yard sale partner. Paid a visit to her back yard which I am now naming
"The Thompson Farm"   

Of course I had to search for a recipe for grapes which I had to admit I've never made anything with grapes before.I went through my everything in the kitchen "grape" phase. I usually only have frozen grapes on hot summer days. Came across a "Flowering Tree Cocktail,featuring grapes from California! Hey, I'm in California so it sparked my interest. Doesn't it look delicous!  
Picture of Flowering Tree Cocktail, Featuring Grapes from California Recipe
Flowering Tree Cocktail, Featuring Grapes from California on the Food Network
Anyone thirsty? It's not even 7am here in California and I am looking up alcoholic drinks on the internet. Good times.  
Total Time:
5 min
5 min
1 serving

  • 1 1/2 ounce Zubrowka Vodka (If unable to find, put 2 stalks of lemongrass in your favorite vodka and let sit for 48 hours.)
  • 3/4 ounces sake
  • 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounces Orgeat (almond syrup)
  • 8 to10 grapes from California
  • Ice
  • Soda water
Put a handful of California grapes (any color works, but red are particularly striking) in a pint-size bar glass. Muddle for half a minute to break down the grapes, releasing their juices and separating the skins from the flesh a bit.
Add remaining ingredients, except for soda, to the glass. Add ice and top with a bar shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour into serving glass. Top with a splash of soda water. Skewer three or four California grapes and place on top of the glass as garnish

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fill in the Blank Fridays

1.   One thing that is completely superfluous, but that I could never give up is  finding the perfect nail polish color.
2. Seeing people argue makes me feel awkward.
3.  I can't    sleep in  without feeling guilty.
4.    Lime chips    is my favorite snack.
5.  Lately I've been   thinking of re-opening my investigative business.
6.  If at first you don't succeed   eat chocolate and walk away from skinny jeans .
7.  Fall is  my favorite season bringing me closer to Halloween.

                                               Lime flavor chips...the full "yum" .......

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Inspirations by D: Rooms That Inspire

I Visited a Blogger Buddie today and there it was .....a picture of a room I would so love to have......simply pretty! 

Click here so you can visit!
Inspirations by D: Rooms That Inspire: I love the color used here for this lovely entrance by adding the blue bench. I have had these photos in my files for a while, I love the ...