Category: Indulgences

National Coffee Milkshake Day – July 26

July 26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day OMG! Does everything have its day? This is totally ridiculous. The reason I know it’s National Coffee Milkshake Day is because KRUPS sent me a press release. Here’s their recipe if you are so inclined to try it. I wish they would’ve sent me an immersion blender. Ingrdients: […]

ICC | Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta | Bengali Coconut Crepes

After many months absence, I finally had a chance to participate in this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge once again! Now, if you think back a couple of weeks you may remember those scrumptious Banana Crepes I posted about. The reason I was making crepes on a summer Sunday morning was this month’s ICC recipe and I seized the opportunity […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Aquarius | The Bleeding Heart

As we wind down our trip through the cocktail cosmos, we come to our next-t0-last sign: Aquarius. Symbolized by the water-bearer, Aquarians often find themselves happiest when helping others–both in face-to-face, person-to-person encounters as well as large-scale humanitarian efforts that benefit many. They also tend to be incredibly idealistic, but with follow-through: eschewing businesses that […]

Rich is Relative

So is difficulty, for that matter. Crepes are something usually reserved for special occasions, Sunday brunch, or times you want to impress. To the uninitiated, they seem terribly complex when, if anything, they’re a little tedious but not at all difficult. Want to make it even easier on yourself? Buy the crepes pre-made and just […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Sagittarius | The Great Hunt

Starting off the final four in our zodiacal bacchanal is Sagittarius, the Archer. It’s no great stretch of the imagination to believe that the Sagittarian is always on the hunt for one thing or another, that it truly is the chase that drives them. Consequently, once one trial is done, the next one must come […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Scorpio | What a Tail

Apologies for the lack of update last Friday: preparations for the book launch took more time than I expected them to. Isn’t it always the way? But now we’re back! From outer space, we just walked in– No, no, no, we’re not channeling Gloria Gaynor, here, not the least because she was a Virgo, not a Scorpio, […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Libra | Tip the Scales

Or, rather, don’t–your local Libra wouldn’t like that very much. It’s no surprise that with a set of scales as a symbol, Libra is the Sun sign of balance. Equity. Justice. When you consider that Libra is also our second air sign (the first was Gemini), you will not be surprised that we have another not-to-be-tied […]

Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Yesterday I attended (and helped judge) a Mini-Burger Challenge with our local foodie group. In addition to the burger challenge there was also a pie-off (determined by popular vote only), and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. Each pie was supposed to be cut into 16 slices but I knew that was […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Virgo | Downtime

Virgos are the worker-bees of the zodiac, they have a need to be constantly busy, constantly doing, and often doing things for others. They are well-suited to the task-master positions of a Personal Assistant (the power behind the power, so to speak) and their perfectionist tendencies make them great managers, though they do have to […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Leo | The Mane Event

Who just walked into the room–regal, grand, with a gravitational pull second only to the sun? It’s your friendly neighborhood Leo, most likely. I’ve known many Leos over the years and, as shallow as it may seem, most of them can be easily spotted by their attention to their hair. It doesn’t always resemble the mane […]