Friday Flowers: Purple-Flowered Rock Rose and Iced Mocha Smoothie

Friday Flowers: Purple-Flowered Rock Rose and Iced Mocha Smoothie | Cooking On The Weekends

When I go to a breakfast or brunch in someone's home, I expect coffee will be served.  And if it's not, I regret that I haven't snuck in my coffee thermos from the car, to sip discretely while others drink their mimosas. My rule, if you will, is that if it's before noon, there should be coffee.  And frankly, if it's … [Read more...]

Rambutini: A Rambutan Martini Recipe

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A Rambutan Martini Recipe -- I'm calling it a Rambutini. Fun!What is a rambutan, you ask?  Have you ever seen one?  Tried one?I'd seen these jewels before, but didn't know their name until last week when I was fortunate enough to learn about this super cool, exotic fruit from Melissa's Produce.A rambutan is … [Read more...]

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary - You will flip over the bacon!

My husband's favorite cocktail is a Bloody Mary, and I think it'll pair quite nicely with the Mexican fare we're serving for his birthday dinner.   This is his drink, and honestly I'm not exactly sure what his ingredient list is, or how much of each he uses. This is exactly the sort of recipe that should be made to … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jacaranda Flowers and My Mom’s Meyer Lemonade Recipe

My Mom's Meyer Lemonade | cookingontheweekends.com

I absolutely love seeing my mom in her kitchen, working on a project with the antique cooking tools she's collected over the years. The other day my dad brought in a couple dozen lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in the backyard.  My mom's been making lemonade ever since the tree has been producing lemons -- she will … [Read more...]

Camp Blogaway and Watermelon-Lime Mimosa Smoothie Recipe

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Spending a weekend in the mountains with fellow food bloggers at Camp Blogaway has been a real highlight of my year!  It's also part of what led me to this blog, so I don't want to go another day without writing about it!One day in April, I read a great article in the LA Times about Sarah Gim of  TasteSpotting, an … [Read more...]