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[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment]
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Pear Cream Soda

It’s been a while since I made sodas at home, and the first one I tried was inspired by some fresh ripe organic fruit picked up at the Alemany Farmer’s market. It’s a cross between a regular cream soda and a pear soda. We drank four liters of it in less than a week. The directions here are somewhat terse. For more complete information on equipment used, try the book Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop by Stephen Cresswell.

[16 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments]
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Kompote

Kompote is a pleasant lightly-sweetened fruit drink, best served cool as a summertime refreshment. In Russia, it’s made with apples, pears, plums, and berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, but never raspberries–they were too precious a luxury). In the summertime, fresh fruits were used, and dried fruits in the winter. Compared to juice, it’s a bit thicker and reminiscent of the fruit that made it, but not as forceful a taste.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Perfect 10 Martini

A great martini courtesy of Howard Tang, a friend of Jane’s

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Contributed by Emily Jackson. Her favorite recipe.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Contributed by Emily Jackson. Her favorite margarita recipe

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Fantastic margarita recipe.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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A great recipe for white wine Sangria.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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A great recipe for Sangria.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Horchata

Julia Child was a childhood icon of mine–I used to watch her cooking show “The French Chef” religiously when I was young, which some would say was a harbinger of things to come. After living many years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she moved to Santa Barbara, California. She loved to frequent a small taco stand called La Super-Rica Taqueria just a bit further down Highway 101 from Santa Barbara. We’d often stop at Super-Rica on trips between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. When eating Mexican food, I sometimes find it …

[5 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments]
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Whipped Orange Juice

The world’s simplest recipe, but a favorite one from Ingo’s childhood. His mom would make this when friends came over or for special breakfasts. The short time in the blender enhances the frothy head and makes especially orange juice concentrate taste just a bit closer to fresh.

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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A Radler is a typical summer drink for Women and children in Germany. It is also known as a “Kaputes Bier” or “Ruined Beer”

[3 Sep 2008 | No Comment]
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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon is fun to eat, but even more fun to drink. This cooling drink is a perfect antidote to hot summer days.