Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years Eve - Champagne Cocktail

Photograph by Levi Brown

Something easy and fun. Drink safe and Happy New Years Eve!!

Toast to the new year with this elegant cocktail that starts with a sugar cube soaked in bitters. As the sugar dissolves, it will sweeten the Champagne (This may be why I'll like it :-) )


Soak a sugar cube with 2 to 3 dashes bitters. Drop the sugar cube into a chilled flute. Add 3/4 ounce brandy, if desired. Top with champagne.

Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

Total Time:
5 min
5 min
Yield:1 drink

Sunday, December 28, 2014

On the road to ... Recovery ...

I guess recovery is the word I'd use. Yesterday was the first time in nine to ten months that I sat down at my computer and wrote.
Yes, Finally, I wrote!! I started a Sci-Fi story and it just flowed and flowed to me. The plot is thickening in my skull as I write 
So you could say I'm excited!!!! YAY ME!!!!
Obviously the regiment of vitamins is working!!
I have noticed a change, slowly but getting better from the B12 weekly shots, and all I can say is YAY!!!!!! Thank the creator!!!! 
It's not easy not being oneself and knowing something is wrong but it's damn hard to figure out what it is. I actually felt like I was losing my mind  It's very frustrating. 
Hey when the lady from corporate calls and says 'what's going on with you? you don't make simple mistakes like this, you never have in the five years you've been here. Are you alright?' ... you know something's up. Thankfully mine was totally fixable!!

I feel so much better now and on the road to my old self ... uh -oh you may want to run hahahahaha LOL  
So, YAY a new story on the way!!!!
The Hero: Alpha all the way 
The Heroine: Independent, No shit taker  ...

Ah the stories of erotic romance

To bad I have to go out today 
That's OK, it's an hour drive ... hehe ... and I'm not driving =
that's how stories are made

Friday, December 26, 2014

Fun Drink Friday - Orange Scented Mulled Wine

Orange-Scented Mulled Wine
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

Mulled wine is a classic holiday drink that brings together rich spice flavors, red wine and for this recipe, fresh oranges and orange liqueur.


large orange $
Seeds from 8 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
to 9 tbsp. sugar, divided $
bottles (750 ml. each) dry red wine $
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
Thin orange slices (optional) $


1. With a vegetable peeler, pare 8 thin strips zest (4 in. by 1/2 in.) from orange. Juice orange and reserve juice.
2. Wrap cardamom and coriander seeds and ginger in a piece of cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine.
3. In a nonreactive saucepan, crush orange zest and 7 tbsp. sugar with a wooden spoon to release oils from zest. Add reserved orange juice, wine, and spice packet. Cover and bring to a simmer over high heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered, 30 minutes. Discard spice packet and orange zest.
4. To serve, heat wine, covered, over medium heat just until steaming. If you like, stir in liqueur and more sugar to taste. Ladle into heatproof glasses. Garnish with thin orange slices if you like.


Linda Lau Anusasananan,

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun Drink Friday - Candy Cane Cocktail

Holiday Cocktails


  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice cube


  1. Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.


I've always been a big fan of Martha Stewart! This drink just sounds too yummy!!
There's also a video that will walk you through making the drink so it comes out just right :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

GREAT Review @ B&N for Mercenaries of Neris

I found one of 'The BEST' reviews a reader could leave over at
Check it out ...

Posted November 17, 2014


WOW WOW WOW! I was so mad that it ended? I wanted to keep reading more. If you enjoy 
SciFi/Romance with a kick, then C.A. Salo is the writer to go too. I could not not stop reading 
her books. I didn't want to get anything done except read, lol!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

To the Reader: 
Thank you for taking the time to write a review!!!! 
I'm so happy you enjoyed reading the Series!!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Fun Drink Friday - Christmas in a Glass

Christmas in a Glass


1 bottle Prosecco, or other sparkling dry white wine, well chilled

1 bottle gingerbread flavored syrup (or cranberry flavored syrup)


Pour the Prosecco into glasses. Add a capful of the syrup to each glass of the Prosecco, to


Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson from Nigella's Christmas Kitchen, 2007

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