Mango, Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie with Hemp Hearts

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Oh what a fun day today was. It was one of those days that things start going wrong early in the morning and carry out throughout the day. It started out this morning when I was walking towards the building that I work at and my card that I use to scan in to open doors broke, so it would not scan again. Not a big deal, luckily there were a couple people behind me whom I knew so they let me in. Next I go get some coffee, and we have these huge coffee machines where you can get all sort of gourmet … [Read more...]

Homemade Nutella Frappuccino

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Nutella and I have a very close relationship. We've been together for a very long time, don't want to say exactly how many years because then you'll know my age, but let's just say since I was a kid. My husband also has a very tight relationship with Nutella. As a matter of fact, he thinks Nutella is medicine. He has a teaspoon of Nutella after every meal. You know the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well in our household it's a teaspoon of Nutella a day keeps the doctor … [Read more...]

Raspberry Fizz

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I don't know about where you live, but it's been hot here in Calgary this weekend and I have just the perfect non alcoholic, refreshing drink for that. This Raspberry fizz sure does the trick. It's sweet, it's tart from the grapefruit juice, it's fizzy, it's perfect. This recipe calls for Raspberry Syrup which you will be able to find in the coffee section of your grocery store. Now I only mention 8 oz of raspberry syrup for 4 servings but it totally depends on you and how sweet your like … [Read more...]

Strawberry Margaritas

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Have I ever told you my favorite cocktail is a strawberry margarita? Yep, it's my favorite drink in the whole wide world. It's amazing I have not posted about this strawberry margarita yet. I'm not sure how I missed this. Not to worry, I'm making up for it now. You know, I don't drink much, but I do love a cocktail every once in awhile. If you never make cocktails at home, don't be scared, all you really need is a blender. Margaritas are usually made with tequila and triple sec. I love plain … [Read more...]

Mango Lassi

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Happy Valentine's Day my friends! I hope you're all enjoying this special day with that special someone you love. ;) You know what would be perfect for this day, is my sex in a pan dessert. But today I'm sharing a mango lassi recipe that we make often here and we love. To this day I remember the first time I went to an Indian restaurant and had my first mango lassi. I had never had one before and thought it was fabulous. Since then I've learned to make it myself and it's one of those … [Read more...]

Negroni

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I'm on vacation this week visiting my parents in southern Ontario. It's August, it's hot and it's humid. But because of this weather my mom can have a gorgeous garden with beautiful flowers. My favorite flowers in the world are roses. My mom has the most beautiful roses and she takes great care of them. That's one thing I did not inherit from her, is her green thumb. I forgot how humid and hot it can actually get here. So what do you need when it's hot and humid? Cocktails! I … [Read more...]

Frozen Mudslide

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I have a new favorite drink and I need to share it with you guys! A frozen mudslide! Have you ever had one? It's to die for! I had two today. And I want more. It's so delicious, why haven't I had these before? How could it not be good, it has Bailey's and Kahlua and Vodka! I feel like I've used too many exclamation marks here, but that's how excited I am. I came across this drink while looking at pins on Pinterest and the minute I saw it, I knew I had to try it. I keep saying I don't … [Read more...]

Apple Crumble

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Ladies and Gents, it's time for another cocktail and I have a special cocktail for you today. This cocktail is actually my husband's idea and I have to give him credit for it. Recently we discovered these Mexican soda drinks, Jarritos and Mundet which we really like. For this particular cocktail we used Mundet green apple flavor which gave the cocktail its beautiful green color. We're not big drinkers but we do enjoy drinking cocktails every once in a while, especially on a hot day like … [Read more...]

Italian Ice Tea

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There is nothing better when you come home from a long hard day at work than a nice cold glass of ice tea. Italian ice tea is even better. Trust me on this one. This Italian ice tea has become my favorite cocktail. And yes, it is a cocktail. I can't even begin to tell you how good it is. I'm not a drinker, I'll enjoy the occasional cocktail every once in a while, but not a heavy drinker at all. Mostly because I can't hold my liquor, I'm a cheap date. Usually if I drink more than one … [Read more...]

Americano!!!

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Let me tell you about this cocktail. It rocks! It's amazing! I had 2 today, and I am very very happy. Now you have to know me, I don't usually drink a lot, mostly because I can't hold my liquor. But when I do, I get very happy, and everything anyone says is super hilarious to me. It's all good! I am having fun, and I hope those around me are having fun as well. But this Americano, man I cannot stop drinking it. Except I can't feel my lips anymore and when that happens, I know I've … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Mojito… The Sequel – The Cherry Mojito

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So...You've probably seen my ultimate mojito and hopefully even tried it. It was good, it was very good, it was beyond my highest expectations! It it truly my favorite cocktail drink. I never thought of myself as a bartender, an expert at making cocktails, as a matter of fact if anything, my sister has always been the expert. I'm merely the one that enjoys the cocktails. But in an act of desperation to impress my husband with a great drink for his birthday, the mojito came to life. And impress I … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Mojito

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It's my husband's birthday and I decided to make some mojitos. I love mojitos, mojitos are now my favorite cocktail drink. They were really refreshing and minty and really hit the spot. :) Mojitos are traditionally from Cuba and are not really very strong. They have simple ingredients like rum, sugar, lime juice, mint and club soda. Now there are several versions of mojitos and I remember once I was at a restaurant and I had ordered a strawberry mojito, you might think that's a bit weird, but … [Read more...]