Clafoutis (pronounced klah-foo-tee) is traditionally a French dessert which consists of black cherries baked in a custardy batter. I love to make clafoutis for three reasons:
1. It is easily made gluten free
2. It is dead simple to make
3. I love to say clafoutis – it makes me feel all French and sophisticated
It is not exactly cherry season so I decided to change up my clafoutis recipe with some
Written by Colin O’Neal
Apparently back in the day British naval officers were ordered to drink lime juice on voyages to prevent scurvy. Unfortunately lime juice does not keep well on long voyages so a Royal Navy Admiral named Gimlette figured out to preserve the lime juice in gin. Now, I am not exactly sure what scurvy is but I am fairly certain I don’t want to get it! If I have to drink gin and lime juice to keep from getting scurvy, well so be it.
Ever been to a spa? I have and I love them! They are serene, quiet, and people pamper you – what’s not to love?
This cocktail is inspired by some of my favorite spa trips. It has a clean, refreshing taste and you know how spas always have those pitchers of water with cucumber and citrus slices? Well, this cocktail could replace that cucumber citrus water. Assuming that spas let you replace water with gin (which would pretty much make it the best spa ever!)
Sometimes my job is really tough. Take yesterday for instance; I spent a good couple hours tweaking and tasting (lots of tasting!) a recipe for mint margaritas. It was taxing, tedious work but somehow I suffered through.
Right now my lime tree is prolific and the mint is threating to overtake the garden so a mint margarita seemed like a good way to make use of the bounty. This cocktail is the kissing cousin of the mojito
As my formative years were spent in Philippines, I think I was pre-disposed to love mangos and silken smooth desserts. This dairy free panna cotta is a luscious yet light combination of the both. While it is the perfect for a hot summer’s evening, it is also quiet refreshing after a heavy, long simmered stew on a chilly winter night. In fact it brings a bit of brightness into a dreary, dismal day.