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A refreshing smoothie with a slight tang from the kiwi fruit. This recipe will make 2 one cup servings.
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 medium kiwi fruit, peeled
1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
2 fresh strawberries for garnish
1.Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
2. Garnish with a strawberry before serving.
Use leftover tea to make tea cubes. Pour the tea into a clean icecube tray and freeze.
When serving iced tea use the tea cubes to cool the iced tea without diluting it.
You can also add a sprig of mint to each cube before freezing to add a touch of mint flavor to your iced tea.
This is more of a dessert than anything else - wonderful for a special occasion.
Strawberries and Champagne make excellent partners!
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups chilled champagne
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree. Place the
mixture in the freezer and freeze until mushy. Pour into stemmed glasses and
This smoothie makes a nice breakfast drink.
Apricot Almond Yogurt Smoothie
1 Tablespoon blanched almonds
1 frozen banana
2/3 cup fresh or frozen apricots
1/3 cup low or non fat plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serve immediately.
1 1/4 Ounces Absolut Citron (Vodka)
1/4 Ounce Lime Juice
1/4 Ounce Triple Sec or Cointreau
1/4 Cup cranberry juice
1 Cup ice cubes
lime twist for garnish
In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a
Garnish with lime. Makes one drink.
A pot full of simmering Cinnamon Cider is just the thing on a cold winter day.
This recipe will serve 4.
4 cups apple cider
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
12 whole allspice berries
4 cinnamon sticks, each 3 inches long
1 whole nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 small red apple, cored and cut into wedges
In a medium-size saucepan, bring the cider, orange juice, honey,
allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and orange rind to a boil
over high heat.
Lower the heat and simmer (don't let it boil), uncovered, for 10
Add apple wedges and simmer for 3 minutes more. Strain through a tea
strainer or a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a large heat-proof
pitcher. Carefully pour in cider and stir gently.
A fruity wine spritzer perfect for hot summer days.
4 cups white wine
2 cups cranberry cocktail
3 cups sparkling water
3 Tablespoons fresh cranberries -- for garnish
Mix wine and cranberry cocktail in a large pitcher; stir in sparkling water.
Pour into 8 glasses; garnish with fresh cranberries if desired.