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Strawberry Smoothie

A couple of week ago I got a Bella Cucina Rocket Blender at Macy’s. It was on sale for $20 and they had a $10 rebate – so, if when I get the rebate check, I’d only have paid $12 – I bought it at the store so there were no shipping charges. I’ve only […]

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Banana Daiquiri

I had several of these when I was at all-inclusives in the Riviera Maya and decided to make my own. Based on an online recipe, this is what I came up with: -1/4 cup light rum -juice from 1/2 lemon -1 cup ice -1 banana -1 tsp. sugar Put everything in blender and blend until […]

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Kathy’s Paradise

My sister Kathy is in town and she likes me making her rum-based mixed drinks in the evenings. I seldom do it, and I’m not always successful, but last night she was insistent so I searched through the net for something I could do with the ingredients we had at home. What I came up […]

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Coke with Lime

I bought a bottle the other day by accident. I won’t say that this soft drink is vile – I did drink it all – but it’s just not good. It’s rather bitter, a bit like an RC cola, and doesn’t even have a hint of lime flavor.

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Disaronno

Another small bottle that Mike got was for Disaronno liqueur. It’s an amaretto (though you wouldn’t be able to tell that by looking at the bottle) and Mike didn’t like it for straight drinking, at least. I’m sure I’ll find something to use it in, however.

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Tangueray Gin

We got a number of small liquor bottles as stocking stuffers. As I don’t drink hard alcohol even when I’m not pregnant, Mike is the one who ends up with them. He already tried the Tangueray Dry Gin (straight) and he liked it quite a bit, it had a nice and subtle lemon flavor. It […]

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Fresh orange juice

Is there anything more delicious than sweet orange juice made from ripe, plump California oranges? A couple of years ago Mike gave me the best birthday present every: an orange juicer. A few months later I bought one for my father, which he then returned to me as my sister didn’t like the taste of […]

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