Welcome to July. It is my favourite month because it is the kickoff month to summer, usually great weather, cherry season and it is my birthday month.!! July is also National Ice Cream Month. Wow! So many great things in one month. Another thing about July is that it is usually the celebration of the Calgary Stampede. A celebration of the western spirit held in Calgary every year for the last 100 years. Although this year due to circumstances beyond our control, it has been postponed until 2021. One of the best things about the Calgary Stampede is the mini donuts that one gets at the fair grounds. Ice cream month and mini donuts. Yes!! Lets make an easy no churn mini donut ice cream.Continue reading “Easy No Churn Mini Donut Ice Cream”
Picture this..It is a hot summer day and you are sitting on your deck, enjoying the sights and sounds of the backyard. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. This call for a beverage. The Classic Canadian Beverage – the Caesar.
As the story goes, the caesar (which for our friends south of the Canadian border is similar to your Bloody Mary cocktail), was invented in Calgary Alberta by restaurant manager/bartender Walter Chell. Walter thought it was a good idea to combine the flavours of a favourite pasta dish – Spaghetti alle vangole and make a cocktail. He mixed clam and tomato juice with vodka, worcestershire sauce and spices. Spices can be anything that adds that little kick. Some use tabasco sauce, or horseradish or hot sauce. The cocktail was poured into a glass of which the rim was dusted with celery salt.
The Classic Caesar RecipeContinue reading “The Classic Canadian Beverage – The Caesar”
If you are an avid watcher of the Food Network, you may have watched a program called CHOPPED. This is where chefs get a basket of mystery items that they must use in their recipe. Hmm. Can we do this with cocktails instead? Well, yes you can. Here are the tips on How to Host a Chopped Cocktail Party.
Recently we had a virtual cocktail party with friends from near and far that could not get together in person and decided to play an adult drinking game. This would also work very well at a non-virtual cocktail party or even an adult birthday party. You could even incorporate non-alcoholic beverages into this game if you so desire. It is very adaptable. Either alcoholic or not, this is a great and fun way to have an interactive cocktail party.
Who knows, you may even create the next best cocktail trend.