Rosewater Orangeade

Rosewater and citrus are one of those combinations that just seem to complement each other perfectly. I’d actually been planning to make rosewater lemonade today, but the lemons at the market were looking particularly dismal so I figured I’d use up the three old oranges in the fruit drawer instead. A pitcher of rosewater orangeade — one of those lovely summer drinks to have over ice while you’re sitting in the backyard soaking up some sun. Sort of like uncarbonated Orangina, with a twist. Fast and easy, too!  Quick run-through behind the cut.

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Pommac

So here I am, staring at the computer and wondering what I am going to write about. I have a few posts in draft stage but they need a bit more experimentation and kitchen work before they are ready. Then I happen to turn and look at the bottle I’m swigging from. “Huh. That works.” So this post comes into existence. This is Pommac. It is a golden-colored fizzy soft drink that tastes like the love child of Dr. Pepper and ginger ale. There are definite notes of apple and grapey-berry in there, but it is unlike any other soft …

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Iced Sweet Tea (Mango Edition)

Yes, sweet tea, the summer staple that you have sitting in the fridge next to the pitcher of lemonade. Even those of us not from the South (to which my family can claim a brief residency, if that enhances my credentials, though we usually do not speak of it) still encounter it on a fairly frequent basis. Except… not so much over here. Ice in general is not that popular and tea is mostly of the scalding variety. Not that this is anything new, since my parents are pretty much as old school as you can get on the tea …

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So… has anybody ever noticed that the dregs of a flavored soy latte (the chocolates more than the caramels, I think) are usually really nasty and bitter? I mean, it’s not a problem I used to notice with using real milk, but since my stomach has never been that happy about milk, I finally gave up on it as a beverage. Especially since I know how to make kickass soymilk by hand anyways. But that’s besides the point. The icky taste at the bottom of the cup is. And it puzzles me and makes me wonder what sort of chemical …

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And the morning caffeine saga continues…

So I’d finally run out of teabags the other day and left the house this morning with a tin of leaf instead. I get to the office only to discover that just about the only thing I have to work with is a cup and a thermos. Not being one to give up easily (and, admittedly, having a lot of time on my hands), I start piecing together this contraption at my desk which kept my officemates amused for the better part of half an hour. It involves a wire frame made out of paperclips, which sits over the rim …

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The Order of Glitter Picks ‘n’ Pans of the Week

IN THEATERS: Minority Report: Wherein Steve manages to *not* leave us pained and feeling vaguely gummy by the ending. A very decently wrought flick. Lesson definitely learned from AI. Either that, or his staff is doing a better job of spritzing his nose whenever he decides he’s come up with a “better” re-write. Of course, we’re pretty sure we know where the original ending was and where he decided a new one was needed. All the same, it worked out decently. Steve: Hey guys! *waves around newly revised script* So I rethought the ending, and wouldn’t it be great if …

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