Tag Archives: drink

Coffee, Banana, & Chocolate Smoothie

I’ve been subsisting mostly on smoothies lately, particularly this smoothie. Frozen bananas, almond milk, coffee ice cubes, and a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix. The perfect midday pick me up. Filling enough to count as an afternoon snack (thanks, bananas!), sweet enough to feel like a treat, and with the added bonus of a jolt […]

Southern Gin Cocktail

A few weeks ago I was invited to Chapel Hill for the launch of the Our State Magazine April issue, an issue that focuses on food in the great state of North Carolina. The party was at Crook’s Corner, the famous Chapel Hill restaurant that is home of one of the best adaptations of Shrimp & […]

Hibiscus Moon

Continuing on our quest to bring you delicious and festive holiday cocktails I proudly present the Hibiscus Moon (the best part of this is picking names, right?). A combination of hibiscus tea, moonshine, honey, and bitters it is simple yet packs a powerful punch. And, beautiful. A perfectly wintery cocktail.   When I was in college hibiscus […]

Peach & Gin(ger) Tonic

Twice last week I got to dip and participate in MICA’s freshman orientation. As an Alumni Council member and a local alum I get asked to come and mingle, speak, and connect with the current students pretty frequently. It’s one of the best things about being in Baltimore, getting to meet the up and coming […]

Beer Sangria

This past weekend, in true Elena fashion, we celebrated my 26th birthday starting on the 4th. Growing up we would celebrate for months, traveling around from family vacation to family vacation. The latest I’ve ever started gearing up was Independence Day, the day when I tell myself the fireworks are really for me. Our July […]

Carolina Blue Russians

I just want to say this- Go Heels. We may have lost tonight, but we played a great game against big odds. One of our star players was on the court on a sprained ankle, another was out with a fractured wrist. We had a few freshman on the front lines and as a team, […]

Corn & Oil

To continue our month of holiday cocktails, I’d like to share one of Dan’s favorites, a Corn & Oil.  He had this for the first time at Baltimore’s famous Woodberry Kitchen, a local restaurant that we love (we’ll be going there again for Dan’s birthday in January. 27!).  A Corn & Oil is a mixture […]

Red Sangria

As I was thinking about my Christmas posting schedule it occurred to me that, when it comes to holiday food, I have a lot of the favorites covered.  Not to say I’ve posted them all (I’d be putting myself out of business), but I feel good about our holiday recipe list.  One area we are […]

Iced Black Coffee

Last night, as I was trying to work up the energy to brush  my teeth and go to bed, I was looking at the pictures I’ve posted recently on flickr.  As it turns out, most of them are of iced coffee.  I decided I might have a problem. In addition to mango smoothies I am […]

Watermelon Vodka Tonic

Internet, today is my 25th birthday. I can now rent a car, I am officially in my mid-twenties, and there’s a little bit bigger gap in age between myself and our slew of summer interns. Or at least, so it feels. I’ve been looking forward to this birthday for a while, and I am so […]