Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

August 25th, 2008 | Category: Drinks


Were you looking for a refreshing lemonade recipe to cool you down this summer? Look no further. With humidity at 85%, it was the perfect drink this weekend at The Mansion while we played cards under the shade. It was also very appreciated as we munched our way through the brunch table at Vera's. The mint I've used for this lemonade is no ordinary kind. I first noticed ...

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Chocolate Gelato

Chocolate Gelato

August 14th, 2008 | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes when I first spotted this Chocolate Gelato recipe at Saveur online. One of their weekly newsletters had this photo of Pistachio and Chocolate Gelato combo that was out of this world. Then I read the recipe and said to myself: "Milk and cocoa only? And cornstarch? Really? No "real" chocolate? No cream?" Furious, I did what every adventurous ...

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Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

August 08th, 2008 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Ever since Vera read my Kasimpasa Food Market post, we have been planning to visit the market and put together a feast with the produce available at the stands that week. But as we started emailing each other about the brunch menu, we realized that the shopping would leave us with very little preparation time. So we ditched the idea of shopping and started planning how on earth ...

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