Blueberry Tea, Anyone?

Well last week, we let you know about a few of our favorite wines and today I am going to let you know about my favorite specialty Christmas drink.  

This drink is one that I like to have when it comes time to sit and relax after dinner or on Christmas morning while opening stockings and presents.  

Blueberry tea..

This is actually a special drink for me that reminds me of my Dad.  He would make this drink every year at Christmas for him and my Mom.  My Dad passed away 13 years ago, 2 weeks before Christmas so this drink conjures up so many memories for me, not to also mention that it is so tasty.  I love the aromas of the liqueurs and they waft out of the brandy glass.  

This drink is so easy to make and even easier to drink. 

Check out my  ‘How to’..

Recipe:  Into a Brandy Snifter

Brewed Orange Pekoe tea

1 oz Grand Marnier

1 oz Amaretto

Top it off with a slice or a segment of an orange


Let us know what your favorite ‘specialty’ drink is for the holidays


Teens and Traditions…keeping the holiday’s special

Teens and Traditions…keeping the holiday’s special

As our teens are heading into adulthood, and we are heading full bore into the holiday season, I have been thinking about family traditions and sustainability of these traditions as our teens become adults.  As a person who grew up with the holidays steeped in tradition,  there is comfort for me in tradition and in this way of doing the holidays.  I dislike change for the most part, and I like to have a real handle on how things are going to go over the few precious days we have as a family.  To others, this could feel rigid, controlling and intense.  Yup – I think this might be the perfect description of myself.  GULP.  Is this the way my teens see me, and our traditions?
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Wine at Christmas..Here are some of our favs!!

It isn’t a secret that Christine and I like to indulge in a glass or two or three of wine every now and then.  Christine loves her more full bodied reds and lately I have been a white and rosé fan.  So between us, we have compiled some of our favorites that you might want to have around and try for the holidays.

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