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Special-Occasion Punch with Fruit & Lavender Ice Ring

Punch bowls recall the high school prom with that ne’er-do-well trouble-maker (you forget his name) sneaking whiskey into the punch, and that dry wedding where you wished someone would sneak whiskey into the punch bowl after an un-air-conditioned, two-hour ceremony in 90-degree heat. Others think of “punch” as a non-alcoholic sugary concoction favored by children. But according to … Full recipe post »

Great Lakes Cherry & Sweet Potato Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect complement to a hot summer day, when you’re craving hydration (if I pull one more weed, I’ll perish), slow-burning nutrition (I need energy to swim that extra lap), and something fast (why waste a moment of glorious sun when our season’s short-lived). As kayaking across a glistening Michigan lake, the word smoothie, … Full recipe post »

Mexican Chocolate Shake with Tofu (+ Sweet Potato Fries)

Last week I posted an adaptation of Mark Bittman’s recipe for Black Bean Burgers — fast food, much improved –  and I promised to post the companion Mexican Chocolate Shake and Sweet Potato Fries today. The recipes were inspired by an article Bittman wrote for the New York Times entitled: “Yes, Healthful Fast Food is Possible. But edible? (April 3, 2013)” He … Full recipe post »

Watermelon Agua Frescas

I’m putting together a Spanish summer supper and would like an appropriately festive (non-alcoholic) beverage to serve with the meal. Agua frescas are delicious with Latin-inspired dinners – a refreshing way to mitigate the heat of any spicy dish, in general. Traditionally, agua frescas are made by mashing the fruit with a fork then adding … Full recipe post »

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a beautiful day! I’m going morel hunting. Here’s a festive smoothie to also welcome in a celebrate the advent (hopefully) of warm weather. Stay safe! (Meijer has 3 1-pint packages of blueberries for $5!) Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired 1 … Full recipe post »