In college I had a friend whose favorite holiday was Cinco de Mayo. It was a big holiday for her – she and her family would get together and celebrate this important day, and I was always lucky enough to be invited.
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Cheers! Today is National Margarita Day. and it falls on a Friday this year? How fortuitous for us.
Tequila now reminds me of Mexico, and the time Jason and I spent there just over a year ago, backpacking up the coast for a few weeks. I really learned to love tequila during that trip – learning about the different kinds (my favorite being reposado), and tasting many labels. From spending the afternoon at the beach sipping shots to cheersing on our anniversary at one of my favorite restaurants, some great memories…
Now when we enjoy a nice sipping tequila or even a margarita, we always say, “Tastes like Mexico…“
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You have several more days to plan something for your Valentine – a sweet breakfast, a batch of pink cookies, a luxuriously decadent truffle.
You may know, Valentines Day is my all time favorite. I love to celebrate love, whether it be with Jason or my favorite friends!
You may know, giving gifts of food is another all time favorite. Each of these recipes is Valentine approved, vegan, gluten free, and deliciously good.
Baileys and black tea French toast
dark chocolate mint truffles
peanut butter cups – wasabi, ginger, or graham
homemade Twix – peanut butter or caramel filled
vibrant pistachio-lime truffles
raspberry lemon cheesecake cookies
saffron doughnuts with rosewater icing
salted caramel milkshake (with homemade Baileys)
strawberry lemon rice crispies
raspberry cheesecake oreo bars
salted toffee crunch truffles
pink thumbprint cookies with whiskey ganache
Valentines spicy hot shots
pomegranate cranberry hearts
sparkly spiked cran-raspberry granita
Meyer lemon mousse in chocolate cups
…and Portlanders can visit Blossoming Lotus for their prix-fixe Valentines Dinner!
Happy Valentines Day!