Painkiller Cocktail

Painkiller Cocktail from PasstheSushi.com

The other day my boyfriend came back from a quick errand all pleased with himself. I was brushing my teeth and he starts hollering to come out and see what he got me. I rolled my eyes and went about brushing my teeth. We’ve been together while, I know his quick trip to the market and liquor store in no way resulted in a present for me. Yet he continues to call for my attention from the hallway. And you know that exact moment when you start to get excited. Like, maybe Handsome really did find something that was perfect for […]

Raspberry Mojitos

Raspberry Mojitos from PasstheSushi.com

Yesterday we decided to ride a grueling 60 mile road ride in 90 degree heat. That means waking up at early on my only day off, gearing up and going for almost 4 hours of constant pedaling. It was a long flat coastal ride (ignore that power plant in the distance) with great company and new friends. But it was long, and I am still new at this. It was long, and at mile 40 I was feeling it and I knew that last mile included a bridge. A big bridge. A bridge that was bigger on the way back […]

Sipping on… Seagram’s Escapes

Tropical Breeze from PasstheSushi.com

It has been a long hard week. One of those crazy work from early til late, get home and more work is still waiting to be done. Wash, rinse, repeat.   You know those days. And as much as I would love to think that this avid food blogger can whip up a meal and a cocktail every single night–even on those busy ones–it just doesn’t happen. Seagram’s Escapes came to the rescue a few nights this week. With fun refreshing drinks, it was a great option to have in the fridge without having to mix something up myself. I […]

Bahama Mama… I think

Bahama Mama via PasstheSushi.com

When it comes to tossing back drinks, I’m never one to get sloppy drunk (except for that once, but the Storm Troopers made me do it) but sipping an occasional cocktail and letting my hair down. Yeah, I am all about that. Especially if be occasional, we mean on a daily basis and if by hair down we mean giggling like a school girl then yes. Exactly. While hanging out at The Guesthouse at Lost River, I figured I’d try something new. Asking the young bartender what he was good at making, he started whipping up what he called a Bahama Mama. I hate a […]

Breakfast Burgers & Bloody Marys

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Men, I have a question for you. What did women do that every time you try to compliment a member of the other sex, you have to follow it up with a long explanation or apology? Now, I’m not talking those sleazy low brow attempts that I get while trying to check out at the market. I’m talking about genuine compliments. Today, a male client of mine asked if I lost weight then immediately started to explain that I hadn’t needed to lose weight and wasn’t fat before. This explanation turned into a 5 minute apology, all before I had […]

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

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A random collection of things I am diggin on this week:  3 minute dryness undo avacodo awesomeness Teal nail polish. For someone who never wears nail polish, this stuff is addictive. My new web site design… because change is good. The super early edition of Baked Elements that I can’t wait to review This awesome cookbook from Handsome that I am dying to bust into Strawberry Flavored Rum. and this perfect summertime lip gloss from E.L.F. in Goddess. The perfect shade to kiss summer goodbye.      

Fruity White Sangria Pops

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You know that old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…”? Well I guess that doesn’t apply to the internet. Something about the perceived anonymity gives peoples brass enhancements and lures them into saying things they would never say in person. Something about the web makes people brazen and a wee bit ridiculous. I see a lot of my fellow blogging friends brought down by rude comments and either I just don’t write in a way that makes people want to comment or my spam filters are excellent at picking up on BS, but I don’t get that many nasty comments. I […]

Rich n’ Thick Adult Hot Chocolate & Whipped Dollops

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I’m having a bah humbug moment. As I type this I am listening to Christmas carols but there is still no tree gracing my living room with pine needles everywhere. There is nothing wrapped. There is no holiday menu planned. I’ve cooked today, cleaned today been to the market today, and really I am not feeling it. Which is not like me at all. Normally I am a Christmas fanatic. One of those insanely perky people who will wish random strangers Merry Christmas and dance about with my Santa hat on with no fear of judgement from anyone. This year its not there. This […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Martini

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Some days, you look up baffled. Everything was going so smoothly. The chores were done, the kitchen cleaned and tidied and all that was left was to make a simple supper for you and your man. A supper you should have been able to make in your sleep with one hand tied behind your back… and somehow, this happens… You’re not sure why, or how it happened. It just did. Some freak accident tornado rolled through your kitchen and dirtied every single pot and pan within arms length – and all the forks to boot – with only one butter knife surviving to […]

Mixing Martinis for the 4th of July

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We’re keeping it simple today with the snippet from this months email. Summer has officially claimed the throne, filling the long days with heat, humidity and a million reasons to be outdoors grilling. But, I’m sure you’ve already got today’s menu all planned out over the open flame so for this month we are giving you a little something to sip on while lounging poolside. What a better accompaniment for an old fashioned Independence day celebration than a good stiff drink to keep you sociable from one picnic to the next (or give you a really good excuse as to […]