The Cocktail Diaries: The Playful Passion Cocktail

The Pain and Passion Cocktail - Rum, Passionfruit juice, Coconut Cream and Strawberry make a tasty tiki concoction! | PDXfoodlove

A fun twist on my favorite Tiki concoction, the Painkiller.

Cooked up on March 26, 2017

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The Cocktail Diaries: The Classic Daiquiri

The Classic Daiquiri | PDXfoodlove

The beauty of the daiquiri is its simplicity. All you need is rum and lime and sugar.

Cooked up on March 21, 2017

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Old-School Boozy Punch

Old-School Boozy Punch | PDXfoodlove

I’ve been thinking about making this punch for a while. I’m getting ready to speak on a radio show about cocktails for the holidays, and I think that making an old school punch is the perfect accompaniment to a modern Thanksgiving – especially in the midst of a craft cocktail resurgence. I like the idea […]

Cooked up on November 13, 2014

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The Cocktail Diaries: Piña Coladas

Frozen Piña Coladas | PDXfoodlove

Here’s how you know it was a good weekend: I am almost nodding off as I type this. IT’S 9:45 P.M. College me would not recognize me. Dave and I spent the weekend cooking delicious foods, as usual, and cleaning house – every once and a while we need to cleanse some accumulated junk. Well, […]

Cooked up on August 17, 2014

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Toasted Coconut Lime Bars

Toasted Coconut Lime Bars | PDXfoodlove

I’m not sure what caused it – maybe it was this lovely, horror movie-grade fog that we’ve been having – but sometime this week I began to long for the tropical. It’s not really very cold. But the occasional sunshine that comes out in the afternoon has me dreaming of warmer days, and that’s definitely […]

Cooked up on January 20, 2014

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Weekend Refreshing Beverage: Homemade Horchata

Going to a party this weekend? Is it outdoors by chance? Then this is what I suggest bringing, because that is exactly what we did last weekend: make some horchata at home. Horchata is a cool, refreshing Mexican beverage made of milk (or rice milk), cinnamon, rice and sugar. Not whole rice grains — calm […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2011

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