Friday Find | Crio Brü

by Lizzy 14 March 2014 Friday Find

My love of chocolate rivals only my obsession with Adam Levine…and bacon. (Yes, of course I now he’s Jewish. Insert joke here.)   Chocolate has formed a part of my morning routine since I was a child. As a kid, I drank Quik chocolate milk every morning, and I wouldn’t go to bed without a […]

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Sunshine Smoothie

by Lizzy 6 November 2013 Food

It’s been a tough year. In fact, one of the worst ever. Today’s a particularly challenging day, and the dreary weather isn’t helping my mood much. I needed a little sunshine in my life, but with rain and overcast skies, my chances of finding it were slim. So I decided to create my own sunshine […]

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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

by Lizzy 28 August 2013 Food

I miss lunchtime in Mexico. I had a ritual with friends that worked well for me and served as a wonderful culinary education during the time I spent there. Most days we’d gather in the kitchen, my friends warming up containers filled with food brought from their homes, and sit together discussing the day’s events. […]

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Cantaloupe Colada

by Lizzy 21 August 2013 Food

Why does summer fly by, but winter seems to last forever? At least here in Chicago that’s the case for me. I remember as a kid it also held true, but the end of summer also meant back to school shopping. Who doesn’t like shiny new school supplies and brand new clothes? It was like […]

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Banana Daiquiri

by Lizzy 7 August 2013 Food

The first time I ever went on a cruise was also the last time. Being buffeted between narrow hallways, feeling ocean waves in a bed that wasn’t a waterbed and getting daily migraines guaranteed cruising was simply not for me. 

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Cucumber Juice | Agua de Pepino

by Lizzy 24 July 2013 Food

I have a bone to pick with etymologists. I just don’t know if I need to pick it with American or Mexican ones. The Mexican drink agua fresca is always translated into English as “fresh water” – that is a literal translation.  However, the interpretation is actually a juice, being a liquid extracted from its […]

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Cucumber Cooler | The Bedford Inspiration

by Lizzy 9 July 2013 Food

  With the resurgence of the cocktail culture we’ve learned it takes true skill to make a good drink. Personally, I think it takes even greater talent to make a potable mocktail. Without reliance on a bitters’ aromatic essence or nuance of liquor, a bartender needs to be innovative. Rarely do I find success when […]

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Mint Simple Syrup

by Lizzy 9 July 2013 Food

  Whenever I come across simple syrup in specialty food shops or liquor stores it baffles me. Why would anyone pay a premium for sugar water? It’s tantamount to selling salt water to boil your pasta. Would you pay twelve times the price for that when you have salt and tap water at home? Well, […]

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