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Prickly Pear Syrup

1 cup prickly pear juice 11⁄2 cups granulated sugar Try 6 prickly pears to start. The amount of juice will vary according to variety and size of the pear. Red prickly pears are usually sweet but some yellow and green varieties are also sweet when ripe. Wear long heavy gloves, do not wear sandals, and

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Drinkable Landscape

Sometimes it’s good to look to others for inspiration. Especially in the case of the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, where not only do they have a secret chef’s garden, and not only do they like featuring a “100-mile cocktail” of all-local ingredients, but they also have an elegant cocktail lounge where a

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October 08. 2014 | By George Yatchisin | 0 comments



Not for the Kiddies Real Beer Float

Makes 4-6 servings. 1 pint Here’s the Scoop vanilla, chocolate or espresso gelato 1 six-pack or 750ml bottle local stout or porter beer, such as Firestone Velvet Merlin, Telegraph Stock Porter or Island Brewing Jubilee Ale. Assemble 4–6 friends and 4–6 pint glasses or other roomy beer glass. Pour chilled beer halfway up each glass.

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June 10. 2014 | By Shannon Essa | 0 comments



Sorbet Bellini

From the article Here’s the Scoop 1 pint Here’s the Scoop peach sorbet 1 bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine (or sparkling water) Assemble 6 friends and 6 wine glasses. Pour a couple of ounces of bubbly into each glass. Add one large scoop of sorbet to each glass. Add a little more bubbly to fill

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June 10. 2014 | By Shannon Essa | 0 comments



Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

It is reported that Hippocrates prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey for a variety of ills. Singer Katy Perry says this drink is her “secret of secrets.” Makes one serving 1 cup purified water 2 teaspoons Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 1 teaspoon raw honey, or to taste Stir and enjoy. Or heat

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June 18. 2012 | By | 0 comments


Watermelon Aguas Frescas

Makes 4 servings Since watermelon is mostly water, it makes a perfectly refreshing summer drink. This is an excellent thing to make when you have half a watermelon left over and no room in the refrigerator, or double the recipe and use the whole watermelon. It’s a great alternative to soda for kids’ parties. 1⁄2

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September 12. 2009 | By | 0 comments

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