TAG: Cocktail

Edible Flower Recipes That Celebrate Sunny Days

Edible Flower Recipes That Celebrate Sunny Days

Flowers have been used in culinary applications for centuries. They can be put in nearly any food or beverage, used as garnishes and can be candied or added to sugar for a delicate, naturally sweet touch. Flowers that are truly edible must not be treated with any preservatives or pesticides, and be certain they are actually consumable and not poisonous. Edible flowers can normally be found at specialty stores, bakeries or gourmet food shops. Typically the flowers found from florists are not of a consumable nature. You can also try growing your own culinary flower garden. Cut flowers will last… read more

Holiday Leftovers Done Right

Holiday Leftovers Done Right

Food waste is an issue in the home kitchen, and after the holidays are over the leftovers can still be lingering. Thinking of creative ways to put a new spin on what’s left can be money saving and can also offer a new experience for the tastebuds. Cranberries are a seasonal favorite, but sometimes cranberry sauce gets left by the bowlful, as its rich and tart taste goes a long way. For a neat way to use fresh or cooked cranberries, a homemade liqueur updates a French cocktail classic called cranberry kir royale. After cranberries steep in the concoction of… read more

Autumn Apple Recipes

Autumn Apple Recipes

Seasonal apples are colorful, crisp and delicious. Apples are a good multiuse item to keep in the pantry. They can be used in a range of foods from soups, salads, main courses, desserts and even cocktails. Many chefs and cooks take advantage of this and use them to make versatile and flavorful dishes. Here are a few apple recipe compilations that are a step beyond basic apple pie. Plus, they are nutritious and have the perfect notes of fall to kick off the season. Butternut squash and apple soup from the Barefoot Contessa is a perfect fall soup recipe. It can… read more