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9-minute green tea

12/26/2007 meps 0

This method makes green tea that is not bitter, using green tea bags that are commonly available in US supermarkets. Bring a kettle of water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and pour into […]

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Anise Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 tsp sesame seed 3 T anise seed 3 C vodka 1 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 C water Combine seeds in a clean quart jar, add vodka. Cover tightly, let stand 10 days, shaking […]

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Banana smoothie without a blender

2/10/2006 meps 0

1/2 very ripe banana 1/4 C vanilla soymilk 1/4 C yogurt 1/2 C water 2 t brown sugar In a jar or cocktail shaker, use a fork to mash the banana with the soymilk. Add […]

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Bishop hot toddy

1/31/2006 meps 0

According to an article I found in Yachting magazine, hot toddies date back to the 17th century. They’re good for parties or head colds, kind of like Brazilian quentão. See also: The black stripe and […]

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Black stripe

1/31/2006 meps 1

This is considered a “hot toddy.” 5 maraschino cherries 1 t honey 2 cloves 1 stick cinnamon 2 oz good dark rum In a heated mug, crush 4 of the cherries with the honey. Drop […]

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Blender Sangria

3/9/2007 meps 0

This was the most beautiful course of our Valentine’s Day dinner this year. We took so long to photograph them, they sort of melted…but still tasted heavenly! 2 C red wine 2 C orange juice […]

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Blue blazer

1/31/2006 meps 0

This is so dangerous, I haven’t dared try it. It’s considered to be a “hot toddy.” 1 t sugar 2 oz boiling water 2 oz Scotch, heated Cinnamon Lemon twist Heat two large mugs. In […]

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Butter nut scotch

1/20/2007 meps 0

1 oz Scotch whisky 1 oz butterscotch schnapps 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur Combine and serve over ice.

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Buttered Rum Oatmeal

2/17/2014 meps 0

This was published under the title of “Off-Watch Rejuvenator,” to be enjoyed after a cold night watch. It was submitted to The Best of People & Food Cookbook (copyright 1983) by Ernie Copp. It looks […]

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Caipirinha

5/8/2006 meps 0

The quintessential Brazilian cocktail. Pronounced ky-pee-REEN-ya. 1 lime 1 T sugar 1 shot cachaça (the ones in Brazil were so strong, I suspect a “shot” means about 4 ounces!) Ice Cut the lime into 4 […]

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Chilled cafe au lait

9/6/2007 meps 0

This is my favorite version of iced coffee — it comes out cold and creamy, but the ice cubes stay behind! In a small Melitta cone (one that takes a #2 filter), place a filter […]

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Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Cooked Egg Nog

12/19/2005 meps 0

My Microplane (TM) grater changed my life. That’s when Barry and I discovered that real, freshly grated nutmeg is a completely different animal from the stuff that comes in a little spice tin. That plus […]

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Cranberry Cordial

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C superfine sugar (can make by processing granulated sugar in a blender before using) 2 C vodka or gin 6 whole cloves 1 strip orange zest 4 C fresh cranberries Mix sugar and vodka […]

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Creamsicle Lassi

2/4/2006 meps 0

1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C plain yogurt 2 t vanilla sugar (you can substitute regular sugar with a drop of vanilla) Shake well in a cocktail shaker or a jar. See also Sweet Lassi […]

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Creamsicle mimosa

9/29/2007 meps 1

These are mindbogglingly delicious! 4 oz champagne (substitute Martinelli’s sparkling cider for non-drinkers) 4 oz orange juice Generous splash vanilla syrup (such as Torani) Generous splash half-and-half Stir together in a tall glass and fill […]

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Cynthia’s Sangria

3/27/2006 meps 0

We enjoyed this version of sangria during a south-of-the-border potluck aboard Wind Dancer. It’s sweeter than my traditional Schulte Sangria, and it goes down like adult Kool-Aid. The mandarin oranges and pineapple at the bottom […]

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Fruity cocktail

3/10/2009 meps 0

This is one of those mixtures that happened serendipitously, and I simply didn’t want to forget it. It was very smooth and potent. 1 shot lemon vodka 1/2 shot triple sec 1/2 shot peach schnapps […]

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Gingerbread martini

2/7/2011 meps 0

We usually have butterscotch schnapps, also known as “Buttershots,” on hand, because it goes extremely well in hot chocolate. Here’s another use for the super-sweet liqueur. 1-1/2 oz vanilla vodka 1-1/2 oz Frangelico or hazelnut […]

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Gingered Cranberry Punch

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ginger syrup: 1 C water, 1/2 C sugar, 1/4 C chopped fresh ginger Stir together in small saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and chill. Punch: 1 liter ginger ale, chilled 32 oz cranberry-apple […]

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Goombay Smash

5/2/2007 meps 2

The original Goombay Smash recipe is a secret, passed down from mother to daughter at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee bar in New Plymouth (Green Turtle Cay), Bahamas. As you can see from the photograph below, […]

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Grand Orange-Cognac Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/3 C orange zest (use a bitter type, like Seville or Haitian) 1/2 C granulated sugar 2 C cognac or French brandy 1/2 t glycerin Place zest and sugar in a small bowl. Mash and […]

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Hank Junior’s Sangria (non-alcoholic)

12/28/2008 meps 0

This recipe was created in honor of two of my brothers, Hank and Steve. It’s a non-alcoholic sangria that captures the flavors of Cynthia’s Sangria and my Dad’s signature Schulte Sangria. Mix up a pitcher […]

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Holly Jolly Roger (modified)

12/16/2009 meps 0

Based on a drink I found on barnonedrinks.com. I love the name, and the flavor is unique and very smooth. 2 oz Cruzan blackstrap rum 1 oz amaretto Dash of anisette 6 oz apple juice […]

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Homemade Instant Coffee and Tea Drinks

3/16/2014 meps 0

Each of these makes 20-30 servings. Store in an airtight container. To serve, mix 2 t with a cup of boiling water and stir well. Swiss Mocha: 1 C instant coffee granules 1/2 C sugar […]

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Homemade Tonic

1/5/2016 meps 0

This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered […]

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Hot Buttered Lemonade

12/13/2006 meps 0

A non-alcoholic alternative to hot buttered rum. 3 C water 3/4 C fresh lemon juice 2/3 C sugar 1-1/2 t grated lemon peel 1 T butter Cinnamon sticks Simmer water, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon […]

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Hot buttered rum mix

1/20/2007 meps 0

2 sticks butter, softened 3 C brown sugar 1 t grated nutmeg 1 t cinnamon Pinch cloves Pinch salt Mix all ingredients together well. For each serving, put a heaping tablespoon of the mix in […]

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Irish Cream Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 eggs 1 1/3 C evaporated milk 1/2 tsp chocolate syrup 1 T vanilla extract 1/3 t lemon extract 1/4 t instant coffee granules 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 3/4 C Irish whiskey Blend ingredients […]

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Magic Zikr Chai

4/23/2017 meps 0

The best chai I’ve ever tasted was made by Hafizullah Sufi for his weekly classes. Here’s his original recipe. 1 cup fresh chopped ginger root 10 star anise 2 tbsp cardamom seed 1 to 1½ tbsp […]

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Mai Tai Mix

2/8/2008 meps 0

Another party beverage offering from our friend Rob, also known as Don Roberto of the Spanish Coffee. Rob is also the person who first explained to me how to cook a turkey on a charcoal […]

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Milk punch for the lactose-intolerant

1/15/2008 meps 0

Serves: 4 1/2 C dark rum 1/4 C brandy 2 t vanilla extract 1/3 C sugar 4 C Lactaid milk (preferably whole milk) Fresh nutmeg for garnish Combine all ingredients, stir well, and place in […]

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Mint Jules (a mint julep with a zing)

7/14/2004 meps 0

A nice twist on the Derby Day tradition. 3 lime slices 10 mint leaves 2-1/2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled and cooled) Muddle lime slices with […]

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Mojito (Cuban cocktail)

4/28/2006 meps 0

This is the appropriate cocktail to serve with Cuban meals such as picadillo (also called Cuban Dinner), black beans and rice, or arroz con pollo. For a non-alcoholic choice, try a Virgin Cuba Libre: Coke […]

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Mrs. Rasmusson’s Glogg

7/14/2004 meps 0

(as per Margaret Swanson) 1 gallon white port 1 pint rum 1 pint brandy 1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in […]

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Orange Ratafia

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 C Armagnac or cognac Juice of 6 oranges, about 1 1/2 cups Zest of 4 oranges, cut into strips (no white pulp) 1 C granulated sugar 1 cinnamon stick Place all ingredients in a […]

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Pear Smoothie

10/18/2007 meps 1

For those times when all the pears ripen at the same time, and you’re out of fresh milk and yogurt. Makes two large servings, or four small ones. 4 ripe pears 1 C water 1/4 […]

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Pearl saké cocktails

1/31/2006 meps 0

We’re big fans of Momokawa sake or saké, which is brewed outside Portland, Oregon by the SakeOne corporation. Our favorite is their unfiltered Pearl, a sweet premium saké that is cloudy and white and usually […]

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Peppermint Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C water 2 C granulated sugar 1 t peppermint extract 1 1/2 C brandy Green food coloring In a saucepan, combine water and sugar and stir gently. Heat over med-low heat until sugar dissolves. […]

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Pink Lassi

1/25/2006 meps 0

The name is a play on words, since Pink Lady is a cocktail, but a lassi has nothing to do with a lassie. I like a quick lassi every morning, to get my daily acidophilus. […]

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Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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Rosemary Martini

5/16/2012 meps 0

Rosemary syrup 1 C sugar 1 C water 4 4-inch sprigs of rosemary Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add rosemary, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 […]

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Safe Sex on the Beach

4/19/2006 meps 0

A tasty virgin cocktail: 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz grapefruit or orange juice 1 oz peach nectar Shake ingredients together and serve over ice. As opposed to the original “Sex on the Beach”: 2 […]

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Salmonberry Liqueur

9/11/2005 meps 0

1 gallon salmonberries Brandy 100 proof vodka or 151 grain alcohol Crush the berries with your hands and place in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add 750 ml brandy. Let sit for one week, stirring […]

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Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Schulte Sangria

9/1/2005 meps 0

I love to share an afternoon glass of sangria with my Dad at his Florida home. His screened porch looks out over a little pond and wildlife area, with egrets and ospreys and an alligator […]

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Simple Milkshakes

5/9/2006 meps 1

To make a milkshake, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick. Vanilla 2 C vanilla ice cream 4 C milk 1 T vanilla extract Chocolate 2 C chocolate or vanilla ice […]

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Smoothie Ideas

5/9/2006 meps 0

Because making a smoothie is an art, not a science, I’ve deliberately left off quantities. These are just intended as inspiration, so you can make your own creations. Creamsicle Bananas Milk Vanilla extract Orange juice […]

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Spiced Cider

7/14/2004 meps 0

The easiest way to make hot spiced cider is this: Pour as much cider as will fit into a crockpot. Toss in 3 or 4 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple spice teabags. Heat the cider in […]

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Spicy Cough and Cold Remedy

12/27/2005 meps 0

A nice alternative to peppermint tea and my other favorite, hot Tang (TM). 1/2 t powdered ginger 1/2 t ground cloves 1/2 t black pepper 1/2 t turmeric 2 tsp honey 1-2 T apple cider […]

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Superfood smoothie

9/17/2007 meps 0

Recent studies have shown that cinnamon is good for your blood pressure and turmeric is good for your mental health. Other studies have documented beneficial effects of soy, cocoa, raw nuts, and high-fiber foods like […]

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Sweet Lassi

7/14/2004 meps 0

The original recipe is from a “Hot and Spicy Cookbook” our friend Andy gave us: 1-3/4 C plain yogurt 4 ice cubes 1-1/4 C cold water 2 t lemon juice 5T sugar ice cubes 1/2 […]

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Sweet Tea

12/26/2007 meps 0

If you’ve never been to the South, you may not appreciate the importance of this recipe. For those who live in the southeastern part of the USA, “sweet tea” is a unique regional beverage, and […]

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Thai lemongrass martini

4/5/2006 meps 0

Serves 2 2 stalks of lemongrass 1 C water 1 T lemon juice 2 oz good quality vodka 1 oz apple vodka or liqueur 1 oz coconut rum 1 Granny Smith apple Slice 1/2 C […]

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Vanilla Cordial

7/14/2004 meps 0

Interchangeable with vanilla extract. Make sure vanilla beans are fresh; they should be soft and fragrant. 4 or 5 vanilla beans, at least 5-6 inches long, each cut into 4 pieces 4 C vodka 1 […]

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Virgin Goombay Smash

5/2/2007 meps 1

The real Goombay Smash is incredibly strong. This version is for your non-drinking friends, or for those who have already had too many. Shake together: Pineapple-orange juice Splash of apricot nectar Splash of coconut milk […]

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Watermelon Sparkler

5/17/2005 meps 0

Yield: 6 small salad servings or 2 big smoothies This came from a Mollie Katzen cookbook. But when I had a wisdom tooth removed, I tossed the leftovers in the blender to make a smoothie. […]