My Day with Coffee

It’s four in the morning and my alarm rings. I hate it. And I just don’t want to get up from bed. The mere thought of leaving the coziness of my comforter to getting under the chill water from the shower make me shudder. I am grumpy. “God, why am I in this kind of a job!!!”And then, you come as my life-saver- to cheer me up and to tie me down from punching the first person that I see in the morning! Oops, other than my husband though!...more

An A-Z Guide of Forgotten Cocktails

By: W. Castellanos-Wolf...more
Cocktail Crafty Yes, please use it! Thanks for offering to be a judge for the CCC!more

Thirsty Thursday Velvet Devil Merlot and Stuffed Pepper Recipe

There’s a routine every Thursday, I go to my local grocery store search for ingredients to feed the troops at home, look for a bottle of wine and get ready for a run. After my run it’s time to relax, cook and aerate my wine of choice. This week I picked up The Velvet Devil Merlot from Washington state. Basically it was the name and simple label that drew me to it. ...more

Fiction, Facts and Photos - Traveling Germany

Adventures in Germany - Fiction and Fact.  Words for Wednesday Word ChallengeWords for Wednesday is a word prompt challenge I have been participating in for the past few months. Up until this week, all of the fiction I have created using these prompts has been published on this blog. ...more

Summertime Moscow Mules!

The drink Moscow Mule a 1950 throw back is gaining again in popularity. First introduced in the US as a way to sell vodka: this drink is a refreshing cocktail especially for a summer evening. Served in the traditional chilled cooper mug(you need the mugs in my opinion for a true Moscow Mule!) Easy to make by even the most inexperienced mixologist.  ...more

Vegan Coco-Nutty Dreamcicle Juice

Green juices are the staple juice in the house. Recently, the kids haven't been drinking them as much. I think they are bored with the flavor ... frankly, I am too. We were in the habit of putting the same things in the juice: kale, carrots, apple, banana, hemp seeds and usually another fruit we had in the house. There is nothing wrong with this juice at all but I think we just need a little variety! ...more

7 Sweet, Tart, Fruity + Fab Cocktails for Your Labor Day Cocktail Celebration!

Say good-bye to the season with the taste of 7 summery cocktails. -PJ Gach...more

Ex-Porn Star turned Winemaker- That’s what he said.

In Los Angeles where the majority of the creatively inclined population has to stitch together an income from a variety of sources, one can meet the dancer/school teacher, or the freelance writer/barista, but the ex-porn star turned winemaker is a def...more

Homemade Fruit Infused Water