Sunday, July 25, 2010

i'm rather fond of food

a flourless chocolate torte from the french broad chocolate lounge
my homemade artisan salad with fresh mushrooms, homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, orange poppy seed dressing, and a side of smoked gouda.

Master of the Mojito

i have been spending my time whipping up this lovely cocktail. it is my new favorite drink this summer. it's light, refreshing, and cool. here's the recipe for the blackberry mojito:
Rough chop about 6-8 mint leaves and put them in an empty glass. add about a teaspoon of sugar. squeeze a good size lime wedge into the glass. add 2-3 plump blackberries. next, add a good shot of clear rum. i use bacardi. muddle the ingredients together. fill the glass a little more than half full with ginger ale and and add a splash of club soda. depending on how sweet you like it, you can add a bit of simple syrup. stir it up and top with ice. garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint. i always throw in an extra blackberry for eating when i drain the glass. so yummy! enjoy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

firecracker, firecracker, boom, boom, boom

stargazers, chocolate lounge, blue skies, limes, homemade mojitos, and firecrackers. it's summer y'all!

Friday, July 9, 2010


thought i would share this lovely little video.