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Strawberry Rosewater Smoothie

Ever since I bought a blender a few months ago, I haven’t gone a day without using it. There were weeks when I bought so many bags of frozen blueberries that my favorite grocery store would run out. When I’m working from home, I’d make 2 or 3 smoothies a day. But, I guess, there are worse [...]

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Homemade Frappuccinos

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to some things. Like how I like my eggs to be cooked. (Sunny-side up with a runny yolk.) Or chocolate chip cookies. (This recipe is my go-to.) But not when it comes to my morning caffeine. Some mornings I’ll feel like black coffee, plain and simple. Other [...]

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Green Tea Coconut Smoothies

I am on a green tea kick this week. In addition to my usual cold brew coffee in the morning, I’ve been sipping plenty of iced matcha lattes in the afternoon as a refresher. (My apartment has been getting really warm and stuffy this past week, even with the windows wide open.) Yesterday, I decided [...]

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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve been making smoothies non-stop these past few weeks. Maybe it’s in anticipation of all the ripe late spring and summer fruits that will soon be in the markets. But lately my breakfasts have been looking more like the smoothie above instead of this or this. And that’s a very [...]

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Meyer Lemon Mojitos

What do you do when you have an overabundance of mint from your potted mint plant? Why, make mojitos, of course. And if you have some remaining Meyer lemons from an extended growing season this year, it just makes sense to whip up Meyer lemon mojitos. Every year I try to use make the most [...]

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Avocado and Coconut Smoothie

A few years ago I spent two weeks traveling through Vietnam and became hooked on a drink called sinh to bo, or Vietnamese avocado shake. When I got back to the US, I experimented with recreating the shake and wrote a recipe for my other blog Appetite for China. Traditionally, Vietnamese avocado shake is made [...]

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Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Fizz

What do you do with a big bag of blood oranges hauled back from the market? The choices are endless. With their sweet flavor with hints of berries and cherries, blood oranges naturally lend themselves to sweet and savory recipes. I could make a pound cake or muffins or a salad or sauce for chicken. [...]

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Pink Gin

Some days, when I get back home after a long day of prepping for and teaching a class at night, I just want to collapse on the couch with a glass of wine. And inevitably of course, some days I get back home and realize I don’t actually have any wine around the house. Yesterday [...]

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Rosemary Salty Dog Cocktail

Well, it has been quite a week! Since turning in my edited galley pages for my cookbook, I’ve been busy testing out new recipes for both Brooklyn Galley and Appetite for China. And celebrating the end of a long project usually means a cocktail somewhere in the mix. I’ve been trying out this Rosemary Salty Dog cocktail [...]

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Blueberry Mint Iced Tea

It’s the start of iced tea season chez Diana. The past few days have been so muggy that in the afternoon I’ve been dying to take a nap instead of sitting at my computer editing photos or sending invoices to clients. Which is where the need for icy caffeinated drinks comes in. During the summer [...]

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