Winter Entertaining at Home #2 – Nostalgic Game Day

Who doesn’t love Dominoes, Monopoly, 1980s Trivial Pursuit, or the Game of Life? Nostalgic games are perfect for any group of friends or family including older kids. The beauty of this type of get-together is that everyone already knows each other as well as the rules of the games to be played. A Nostalgic Game […]

Which Festival of Light Is Celebrated the World Over?

It’s New Year’s Eve of course – with 24 hours of celebrations around the globe! Back in the day of the Concorde – a supersonic jet built by Great Britain and France in the 70s, you could celebrate New Year’s Eve in London listening to Big Ben chime, then fly to the Big Apple in […]

Christmas Traditions: December 24 to January 7 and in Between!

The second Festival of Light this month is Christmas on December 25, however, in Orthodox Christianity it’s celebrated on January 7, observing Christ’s birth according to the Julian calendar. But, did you know that in many cultures, Christmas Eve is a celebratory holiday as well, complete with unique foods and traditions? For Christians around the […]

Planning a Patriotic Memorial Day BBQ for Friends and Family

Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it! It’s the BIG “Kick off to the summer Barbecue Season” weekend and you want to be prepared. These 4 tips will help you plan & host a memorable party for your friends and family: Memorial Day celebrations call for a patriotic theme from invitations to […]

Mint Iced Coffee

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 vanilla bean pod Iced coffee Milk or cream To Make:  Scrape the insides of the vanilla bean pod into a saucepan with the water, sugar, and mint leaves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly until the sugar dissolves. Let […]

Lemongrass Tea

Ingredients: 6 cups water 3 stalks lemongrass Honey To Make:  Place the lemongrass in a large teapot. Boil the water, add to the teapot, then cover and steep for about 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey (or other sweetener of your choice).

Green Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup dandelion greens, thoroughly washed and dried 1 apple, diced 1 banana, sliced Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 cup water To Make:  Place everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.

Mango Lemonade

Ingredients: 3 mangoes, peeled and roughly chopped 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice 6 large lemons, juiced To Make:  In a small pan, mix together the sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil while dissolving sugar. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Afterwards, puree the mangoes, […]