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Culinary Tea Book

With the hubs working at a fine tea establishment, we have ended up with canister after canister of some of the most gorgeous loose-leafed teas in the world. I think we may have nearly every type of tea imaginable, from black to green to white, maté, oolong, herbal, rooibus – let the delicious commence.

Oh, and buy this book. It’s hella cool. Man, I need to stop watching South Park while posting.

Roasted Garlic…Be Still My Heart | Daily Instagram

Roasted Garlic...Be Still My Heart

Thanksgiving prep is in full swing. Witness the 5 giant heads of roasted garlic that will soon be mingling in filthy ways with the mashed potatoes. The house smells so fucking good right now.

Blackberry Mojito Cupcakes

Blackberry mojitos, as we covered some time ago, are a hell of a refreshing summer cocktail. But sometimes, you just want some booze in your cupcakes.

Let me help you with that. Today I bring you summer cocktail goodness in cupcake form. Behold, the Blackberry Mojito cupcake.

Read on and Vicky and I will show you how to make them!

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Spicy Spiced Almonds

My mother loves almonds, and she loves spicy stuff. With so many sweet options around the holidays, give these addictively roasty toasty snacks a try. I know I’m going to, because guess what? I totally am cooking Christmas dinner. I knew it.

These should help keep everyone happy while I’m slaving away over a hot stove.

toasted almonds
via Schmutzie

You will need:


  • 2 cups whole unsalted almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


You can find the recipe where I did on Bon Appetempt via Ellie Krieger