Category Archive for: ‘Gartending’

Indigo Fireball Bloody Mary

Gartending: Refreshing Summer Herb Garden Cocktails

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time of year to relax outdoors with a drink, whether at an event like a wedding or shower, a small dinner party with friends, or just a warm evening on the patio. Take your summer cocktails to the next level by becoming a gartender and adding garden-inspired flavors to your beverages this season. These recipes …

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Make These Edible Flower Ice Cubes For Guests The Even Taste A Bit Sweet

How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water! The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are edible ones and when I first tasted violas I knew that this stunning plant with …

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How to make Meyer lemon limoncello

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Make Meyer Limoncello

Before you discard the peels of those seasonal Meyer lemons, take a look at this recipe for Meyer limoncello. It’s sweet, aromatic, and tasty. Best of all, it’s easy to make. Start the search for some fresh Meyer lemons and don’t waste a thing by using the rinds to flavor liquor and make a delightful limoncello.  I get all hopped …

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Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

Gartending: Sweet Herbs for the Cocktail Hour Garden

The garden is a place where you get your garden therapy in the form of exercise, fresh air, and vitamin D. Once all the hard work is done, it’s time to kick your feet up and enjoy it. The cocktail hour garden is a not just a place, but an experience. It’s an evening garden created for relaxation and entertaining …

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Edible Violets For Making Homemade Soda Syrup

A Sweet Spring Cocktail, Made with…Weeds?

Spring is made even sweeter with the emergence of delicate purple violets, dotting many a lawn and field in most parts of the country. Before you start spraying them or ripping them out and cursing them as weeds, think about this: violets are not only pretty, but like many wildflowers they are also edible flowers! Harvest them, make a gorgeous …

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe Serve With Sparkling Water And Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Lavender Soda + Lavender Syrup + Lavender Lemonade

I don’t know why but culinary lavender is not for everyone. I suppose some people don’t care for the sweet floral perfume of lavender while others (like me!) can’t get enough of this heavenly treat. This lavender simple syrup recipe is sure to be the uniting thread that brings both camps to an agreement. It’s delicious! Even the naysayers agree. Use this …

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