Drinks

Homemade cranberry clementine vodka and a Christmas cocktail

Thumbnail image for Homemade cranberry clementine vodka  and a Christmas cocktail December 12, 2014

When I was a student, we loved to play Pictionary – even more so if we could convert into a drinking game of some sort.  Of course, I always insisted on being in a team with my darling future sister-in-law Paola because a) she is a talented artist, which helps a lot; and b) we know […]

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My London 2012 Olympic weekend (and a punch recipe!)

Thumbnail image for My London 2012 Olympic weekend (and a punch recipe!) August 1, 2012

  For weeks now, there’s been something in the air here in London (and no, before you ask, I am not referring to clouds or rain!).  There’s been a tangible air of excitement, tinged with annoyance and lightly sprinkled with apprehension.  Every morning, there were more Olympic buses commuting along the Royal Docks towards the […]

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How to make sloe gin – and a Sloe Lovin’ cocktail for Valentine’s Day

Thumbnail image for How to make sloe gin – and a Sloe Lovin’ cocktail for Valentine’s Day February 14, 2012

  So I heard that old zombie project Valentine’s day was doing a circle-round again this week. Time was running our – I was where the rubber meets the road and I realised it was time to think out of the box and try to schedule some facetime with The Other half to celebrate.  I […]

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Living a girls’ adventure tale of cocktails and tarts – and a giveaway

Thumbnail image for Living a girls’ adventure tale of cocktails and tarts – and a giveaway August 12, 2010

  Defining your family used to be really simple when people were born and raised in the same place where they themselves would eventually settle and raise a family. Your family was your mom and dad; your siblings; and possibly a grandparent that came to live with you. Your extended family was the cousins and aunts […]

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