Homemade Eggnog

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 0 0

It's not as difficult as you think to make Homemade Eggnog!

I’ve been sneakily listening to Christmas carols the past few days – when I made this eggnog on Sunday, I pleaded with J to let me play Christmas carols while I made the ‘nog and he grudgingly agreed. Usually he doesn’t let me listen to Christmas carols until December 1 – WIN! 

I originally posted my Homemade Eggnog recipe last year, but I snapped new photos and decided that the recipe is just too good not to re-post! I’ve circulated this recipe to so many friends who’ve asked – it’s amazing how simple it is to make your own eggnog! And more delicious! I also love that I can control the ingredients and prefer to use high-quality organic eggs and organic milk and cream.

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Podcasts for {Food} Bloggers

A list of my favourite podcasts for food bloggers, bloggers, food lovers, and creative entrepreneurs. What are your favs? | the lovely kitchen

Podcasts are having their heyday right now – it seems like everyone and their dog is starting a podcast and I love it! I listen to podcasts in the car, instead of turning on the radio, while I’m getting ready in the morning, at the gym, and at work (when I’m not doing something that requires me to be super focused). It’s such a great way to be exposed to new ideas and learn a lot! There are so many podcasts targeted to food bloggers (and for bloggers and food lovers separately!) These are my favourites. 

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Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Friday, October 2, 2015 6 0

Every Fall, it’s on my list to go apple picking in an apple orchard. Living in the city, that means we need to travel out to the suburbs to find a farm, so it’s not the easiest thing to do on a whim. Every Fall I get excited about the prospect of apple picking, and every year, by the time I get my act together, we’ve missed apple season.

This year, I was determined not to miss apple season. I researched a few farms and decided on one that wasn’t too far away and picked a sunny Saturday to make the drive. We arrived at the farm, saw the apple trees in the distance, and walked over to the farmer to say hello. Hilariously, the farmer told us that their farm produced no apples this year! Something about their bees and nothing got pollinated. (This is actually not hilarious, and is rather worrisome – we’ve been watching documentaries about the vanishing of the bees.)

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Cherry Bourbon Fizz

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 0 0

It’s official! www.thelovely.org is now www.thelovelykitchen.org!

It’s a subtle change – especially since I’ve been calling this blog “The Lovely Kitchen” for a while now – but changing over the domain was the last step to making the new title official. Unfortunately the site was down for the day yesterday, so sorry if you visited then! Now I’m back with a vengeance! (And don’t worry, all bookmarks and pins are set up to re-direct to the new domain, so there will be no broken links.) 

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Jalapeno Lime Margaritas

Friday, August 28, 2015 2 0

Happy FriYAY! Today is the day that marks that I have been 4 weeks – 1 full month – at my new job, and that feels like a reason to celebrate! My new position came with a steep learning curve, so 4 weeks of brain melt is now behind me!

And – yesterday we celebrated 1 year exactly until our wedding day! I can’t even believe we’re counting down less than a year now. SO EXCITED!

What are you celebrating this weekend? How about just the fact that it’s Friday?

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Blueberry Smash

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 0 0

Let’s talk about bourbon, shall we?

Well, first let’s talk about whisk[e]y. J is a whiskey connoisseur, so I have tasted many whiskeys and have become a little bit of a connoisseur myself. But I’d never tried bourbon – and you know what they say, all bourbon is a type of whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon. Bourbon needs to be made primarily of corn, whereas whiskey can be a combination of fermented grain mash — including wheat, rye, barley, and corn. (Mmmm fermented grain mash, anyone?!) [Read more about the difference between bourbon and whiskey.]

So anyway, I’d never tried bourbon until recently. Until I realised that bourbon’s slightly orange-ier, lighter taste (maybe this is just me comparing it to all the Scotch whiskies I’ve tried) is perfect in cocktails. And now I love love love a bourbon cocktail.

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