A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Beverages

Vodka Suns aka Adult Capri Suns

Vodka Suns aka Adult Capri Suns

I don’t really get why everything is called a hack these days, but one so-called hack caught my eye last week—Adult Capri Suns. Mix vodka and lemonade, put it in a plastic bag with a straw, and you have your very own Capri sun! And […]

Blueberry Peach Lemonade

Blueberry Peach Lemonade

I came across this recipe in Pinterest (of course) and I had the last of some blueberries in the freezer that I wanted to use up so I pinned it.  Then today I made a peach pie using some homecanned peaches I had made. I […]

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Drink with Mint

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Drink with Mint

I am still trying new recipes in order to use up spices I bought in Costa Rica. Primarily turmeric, but I also have some black pepper.  Those were both from Finca Luna Nueva, a biodynamic farm and eco-lodge where we stayed.  I also bought some […]

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

I checked a bunch of different recipes online, and the commonly recurring ingredients included horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and of course hot sauce.  Several included juice from a jar of green olives.  So I pulled out a bunch of ingredients (well actually I pulled out a […]

Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water

I had breakfast with some friends down on the square last Saturday.  We shopped around after, and hit the Farmers Market as well—just as they were closing.  One farmer was selling a whole bunch of zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers 4 for $1..  So I […]

Fresh Lemonade, or, What to do with that big bag of lemons you justbought at Costco or Sam’s Club

Fresh Lemonade, or, What to do with that big bag of lemons you justbought at Costco or Sam’s Club

You know those big bags of lemons that are at Costco or Sam’s Club and are so cheap you can’t resist buying them?  And then you don’t use them all and some go to waste and you feel guilty? Well, it is a good thing […]