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Butterfly Horchata

Aguas frescas vendors line parks in Mexico with their rainbow of brightly colored beverages. Of them all, horchata is my favorite. A creamy rice and almond blended brew with wisps of mild flavor from true …

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Raspberry Pearl Sherbet and Cava Float

Jasmine Pearls are hand picked and rolled green tea leaves. After harvest, the tea is laid out and covered with jasmine blossoms before being rolled. The resulting brew releases the light, heady scent of jasmine …

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Parilla Piñarita

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Citrus and pineapple combine to quench your thirst in this classic cocktail. Charred pineapple adds extra flavor by fire with a smoky garnish. As if all that wasn’t enough, we rimmed …

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Noon Chai

Tackling new culinary challenges is one of my great joys, and I’m always on the lookout for new techniques to try. As it happens, I also love all things floral and pink so when I …

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Oxymels: Tart and Sweet Elixirs

Many people are curious about the health benefits of spices. As a culinary store we tend to focus more on the abundance of flavors that our spices impart than on their medicinal benefits, but with …

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Sleepy Floral Sonnets

Enjoy this smooth and creamy bedtime tea to ease you off into dreamland. It is a simple recipe of only 5 ingredients and it takes just minutes to make.  Floral sonnets has a chamomile base …

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Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Food should be a feast for the senses and this stunning breakfast bowl is made visually vibrant with Matcha powder. This nutrient dense green tea powder gives you a boost of energy and anti-oxidants in …

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Earl Grey Marshmallows

Making marshmallows is a fun kitchen project for young and old. The gelatin transforms in the mixer from a liquid to a big gooey cloud, and then you get to shmear out the whole mess …

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Mulled Wine Poached Pears

The striking color of these poached beauties comes from simmering the pears in Merlot with sugar. Letting them soak overnight and bathing them in the reduced sauce afterwards. These pear-fect morsels can be served alongside …

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Naughty Mayan Cocoa

Sweet and slightly spicy, Mayan Cocoa captures the indulgent spirit of the season. This decadent spice blend adds spicy notes like chile, cinnamon, allspice to a base of rich Valrhona cocoa powder for a bold …

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Mystic Hot Toddy

Whenever the cold weather rolls in, hot toddies always make an appearance on our seasonal cocktail menu! As a night cap or a happy hour libation, this bracing winter warmer is a perfect drink for …

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DIY Amaretto

Better than store-bought, this liqueur boasts a caramel flavor that is embellished with toasted spices, almonds and apricots. Not for immediate gratification, this process takes a month to complete but the outcome is well worth …

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Honey Crisp Mountain Cocktail

This ice-cold cocktail still has warmth, thanks to a bounty of spicy autumn flavors. A mix of whiskey and apple brandy form the base of this drink, which we’ve paired with a honey-sweetened batch of …

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World Spice Birthday Cake

Let’s see….how do you celebrate a quarter century milestone 2020 style? Go with the flow! This cake has all the flavor worthy of a 25th birthday spice cake and all the ease that comes with …

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