Thyme is Honey

This past week has been filled with many hours spent contemplating a serious life decision. As with many things in life the concern I had was, “will I have enough money to make this decision”? It’s unfortunate that some many decisions in life, for all of us, come down to this question. What’s more unfortunates…

Jamaican Me Thirsty

I discovered a new series on Hulu called Eater’s Guide to the World. Well, new to me since it’s actually been out since November of last year. I loved the first episode, Dining Alone in the Pacific Northwest, because I’m a solitary creature and love to explore food scenes alone. Dining with a partner is…

Desert Rose Martini

I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Assyrian, Arminian, and Persian food markets! My go to one is an Assyrian market near me, but if I see any of these, I have to go in and look around! A few reasons for going: hummus, giant bags of basmati rice, saffron for an amazing price, the best…

Is it Necessary to Speak French if You Love Wine?

If there was such a thing, I would have been diagnosed with “Dyslexia for Second Languages”. My sister was able to tutor herself in Hebrew so she could understand enough to read old obscure documents. After all, she double majored in Anthropology and Religious Studies. I would consider myself an intelligent individual, but not an…

Pacifc Breeze

I love trying new things! Basically anything can be turned in to alcohol (that doesn’t always mean its palatable FYI) and while do to certain rules you might not be able to always classify the item as what you want (i.e. you can’t call sparkling wine, no matter how fancy it is, Champagne if its…

Christmas in Paradise

Today is Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! Yes it’s the last day! I realize now I didn’t do a single peppermint flavored drink, one of Christmas’s stereotypical flavors, but I’ll be very honest its really hard for me to make a peppermint drink because I absolutely despise that flavor. It just makes…

Mrs. Clause

It’s Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! This drink is for my fancy ladies out there! My cousin, one of the fanciest ladies I know, loves lemon drops! This drink is for her because currently she is pregnant and can’t drink! Obviously I had to be evil and spruce up her favorite cocktail…

Cranberry Rosemary Syrup

1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries 4 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary Pour all ingredients in to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture lightly bubbles. This should take about 5 minutes. Mash the cranberries using a potato masher or the…

Frosty’s Skinny Cranberry Paloma

Does anyone else sometimes feel like they might bust a seam in their pants during the holidays? I definitely know I do! Sometimes you want comfort, but without the feeling of being weighted down. Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails gives you a lighter drink for the holidays with the Frosty’s Kind Cranberry…

Hot Buttered Rum

As promised here is Day 9 or 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! A holiday favorite when its cold outside the Hot Buttered Rum is crazy easy to make! Most recipes call for unsalted butter, but for my recipe I call for salted. I have my reasons. In baking you always add salt to a sweet…