It’s so hard to stay true to your designs. Something I’ll continue to work on.
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pieces of inspiration, old and new
This weekend was busy, but I still found some time to do something I had wanted to for a while: infusing liquor. I had made infused pineapple vodka (I didn’t realize what a punch those pineapple bites could hold!) but I wanted to try something more wintery and warm, since I have so many holiday parties or to make a great hostess gift.
I had tasted a pear, vanilla bean and clove vodka at Surly Girl and was so in love that I wanted to try it myself. The bartender paired it with Ginger Ale and you could taste the clove and hints of vanilla over the pear really well. I was determined to give it a try myself. I made the concoction this weekend and placed it in a closed top bottle in our pantry, so I’ll let you know how it goes. I’ll share the recipe once I know for sure it’s a good one…
As for finding the right recipe for my infused vodka, I searched all over the web, but still thought that Eat Make Read’s collection of cocktails (and recipes, too) are the most inspiring for me. They are so full of color, and I love the attention paid to the ingredients. I never realized how beautiful gouda could be up close! I also wanted to try Kelly’s Apple Pear Brandy recipe. Seems like a perfect fall and winter drink. Here are some of her other recipes I look forward to trying:
And of course,
See more delicious recipes on Eat Make Read and let me know if you recommend any others!
I was in need of a good laugh so I youtubed this guy last night. Makes me laugh every time.
I told you I’ve been addicting to interior design portfolios lately! After finding out about M. Design Interiors from One Kings Lane, I find myself scrolling through Molly Luetkemeyer’s residential portfolio when I should be doing something productive… I love the metallic couch and huge wall graphic in the family room above.
I can’t get enough of this bold pattern in a hallway nook.
See more of her interior design magic on M. Design Interior’s site and more of my favorites after the break.