Tag Archives: mocktail

Watermelon juice with muddled mint

A refreshing taste of summer! I’m often looking for refreshing drinks to beat the heat and this juice – whether consumed ‘as is’ or spiked with your favourite spirits – is the perfect thing. Because watermelon is so naturally sweet, … Continue reading

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Berry burst lemonade

A refreshing summer treat!  There’s not too many things I find more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than icy cold lemonade, and when it’s made with fresh berries it’s even better. Muddling (gently squashing) the berries releases some of … Continue reading

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Sparkling ginger-mint lemonade

Enjoy as a mocktail or in a spiced-up gin & tonic! At this time of year, I often find myself craving all things citrus. Lemon is a particular favourite of mine – I love its bright, fresh, tanginess which adds … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 14 recipes

Next stop on our culinary tour: Central Canada! Have you heard? Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods is back with fresh new episodes this summer, airing multiple times each week on Rogers Television in Ottawa (the first airing each week is on … Continue reading

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Dreams of Summer Gin Smash

A flavourful, refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) I find there’s no better way to chase away the midwinter blues than by cranking up the heat just a little, putting on some summery tunes and whipping up a delicious cocktail that just … Continue reading

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Spruce up your Cider to make a uniquely refreshing summer drink!

Are you a fan of hard cider? I’ve tried many different varieties, including some excellent ones produced in my home province of Ontario.  I got to thinking about making cocktails with cider, and fortunately there was a great, natural ingredient … Continue reading

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The Queen of Cocktails

Combining freshly-squeezed orange juice with a turmeric and ginger-infused simple syrup makes for one heck of a delicious cocktail. I’ve chosen to make mine with vodka, a natural pairing with orange, but I’m sure it would be just as delicious … Continue reading

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