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October 30, 2010


Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

1 pomegranate
1/4 cup lavender sugar
1 bottle champagne or sparkling water

Remove seeds from pomegranate.
Put in blender and blend for one minute. Strain the juice into a saucepan and discard seed pulp. (Alternatively, use 1 cup of pure pomegranate juice)
Add 1/4 cup lavender sugar. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool. (Syrup may be stored in covered container for up to two weeks.) (By the way - pomegranate syrup is also known as grenadine syrup but be careful as most grenadine syrups today don't even have pomegranate juice in it anymore!)
To make the cocktail - place 2 TB of syrup in each champagne glass, then fill the glass with chilled champagne or sparkling water.

Lavender sugar - add 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 TB dried culinary lavender buds into a covered container about 3 days before you plan to use the sugar.

How about a hot drink?

Mulled Cranberry Nectar

4 cups Cranberry Nectar
5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange, peeled and sliced
6 slices fresh peeled ginger, about 1/4 in thick

Large saucepan, combine everything and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Pour into heat resistant container and serve warm.

October 17, 2010


Thanks, Tanja, for your feedback. I've been slowly adding more and more to the website. =)

Let's update things here, shall we?

Falconry - going well. SgianDubh is doing very well. I hope to get her out hunting in the next week or two. She's flying a good 150 to 200 feet from glove to glove on the whistle, she just isn't getting the lure down as much as I'd like. Still, she is getting it. There was some drama in regards to my license, from the state, but it's been taken care of on my end. I'm good to go, although my sponsor is still fighting with them.

Writing - we're still plodding along. I've written myself into a corner and had to delete a bunch of stuff to redo it. Corners are not very good. LOL.

We're settled in Mom and Dad's place. The sharing of chores and living space is going well. We can't wait to get our own place again, having had our own place for so long, and we miss having our own place, but we're doing well.

October 7, 2010

New website...

Still tweaking it, so don't mind the mess. I'm still not all that satisfied with it, but at least I have a home on the web! Check it out!

October 6, 2010

October Newsletter...

I have an October newsletter available. If you'd like to be added to the mailing list, you can email me at and I'll add you to the subscribe list...

Other than that, I'll PROBABLY be doing Nano this year. Not sure how well I'll succeed at it, but I'm going to give it a try. Last year I made it, but not sure this year.

Still writing...=)