Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Thai Iced Tea
There is nothing in the world quite like Thai iced tea. While it is traditionally sweetened in advance with sugar and served with a dollop of evaporated milk, you can enjoy it hot or iced with honey and lemon. What a fabulous long weekend treat! More »
Cold Strawberry Orange Soup
This recipe is a real winner — quick, easy and delicious. As a summer dessert that virtually everyone (even those who are watching their waistlines) can enjoy, it is perfect. And it is so satisfying and refreshing that no one will think it’s a “light” dessert. More »
Gluten-Free, Vegan Vichyssoise with Celery Root and Watercress
This refreshing and rejuvenating soup is delicious, easy to make, and more nutritious than traditional vichyssoise. We aim to have leftovers in the refrigerator and treat ourselves to a small bowl for a yummy afternoon snack! More »
Cold Green Asparagus Soup
Eating better certainly doesn't mean eating boring! Kick back on a hot summer day with this deliciously refreshing vegetarian recipe. It's easy and has the ultimate 'wow' factor! More »
Chill Out with a Homebrewed Beer This Summer!
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin If you want to chill out with a beer or two this summer, why not make your own? Making beer at home is as easy as making soup! In THE COMPLETE HOMEBREW BEER BOOK, George Hummel smoothly guides the reader through the... More »
How to Homebrew your Own California Blonde
Seeking something new to do this summer? How about setting up your very own home-brewing system! May we suggest trying a:California Blonde Hoppy blonde ales are favorite summertime quaffs in West Coast brewpubs. There's something about that bite of the hop that makes you want to take another sip.... More »
British Brown Ale
 Brown Ales are one of the easiest first-time brews. Classic examples from across the pond are Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale and Newcastle Brown. The Sammy’s is a robust version, while the Newkie is more light-bodied. We’ll try to peg our example in the middle. This is a great beer to quaff on... More »
Learn to Homebrew This Summer!
Beer has been around for thousands of years, actually as long as we've had civilization. Ancient Egyptians loved it. The process of brewing was illustrated on tomb walls. Some say that pyramids were built on beer. And, did you know that prior to the Industrial Revolution, virtually all beer was... More »
Supreme Fruit Smoothie (raw)
What a fabulous (and healthy) refresher! The perfect start to a busy day. More »
Arctic Char with Grilled Lemon Halves
Simply grilled char, a pink-fleshed fish with a flavor and texture between salmon and trout, is delicious served with an aïoli, a beurre blanc or a fresh herb garnish. More »
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