Mango Passion Green Tea Sour

Mango Passion Fruit Green Tea Sour
#1 reason to celebrate…it’s my birthday (April 20th) OK a few days late…
#2 reasons it’s Friday and I just wanna sit down on the couch with my babe, relax and enjoy this drink and the glorious weekend vibes.

I teamed up with the very nice people at Powell & Mahoney to make this Mango Passion Green Tea Sour. Powell & Mahoney make vintage original cocktail mixers using only the finest juices, essential oils and pure cane sugar! Oh yeah! I’m excited that cocktail trends are straying away from artificial flavors and seeking out pure ingredients. Powell & Mahoney are committed to bringing you the world’s finest all-natural cocktail mixers. Thanks guys!

Mango Passion Green Tea Sour
*Makes 1 drink

2oz. green tea infused vodka (I use green tea blended with coconut, ginger and vanilla)*let tea infuse in the vodka overnight
3oz.  P&M mango passion fruit
1oz. ginger soother
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 tbsp agave
1/2 fresh passion fruit pulp
*Shake and strain into a chilled glass or over ice. Garnish with passion fruit and lemon twist
Mango Passion Fruit Green Tea Sour


Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl

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Matcha green tea banana nice cream swirl with strawberries, cacao nibs, buckinis and passion fruit! Matcha hemp mylk latte on the side! It’s going to be a great day!

Nice Cream Base:
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup vanilla hemp mylk
*Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour into bowl.

Matcha Base:
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp pure matcha powder
1/2 cup vanilla hemp mylk
*Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour on top of nice cream base. Swirl with spoon.
Top with strawberries, cacao nibs, buckinis and passion fruit


Sugar Lace & Butterflies for Your Tea and Coffee

I love these adorable sugar decorations by SweetDejaVu. They are so beautiful and fun — they will make ordinary treats such as tea or coffee extra special for your guests.
sugar lace

Surprise your guests with a sophisticated and delicate embellishment in their cup of coffee or tea. Let it float on the surface of a freshly made cup… it will melt within 1-2 minutes, just enough time to enjoy the look of it!It has a creamy, melt-on-the-tongue, not-too-sweet, pleasant flavor.

Sugar veil lace can also be placed be placed on top of a buttercream, chocolate ganache, or fondant covered cakes.

Picture: SweetDejaVu Lace, 


Devonshire Cream

My Mother has had this recipe for years. Traditionarly Devonshire Cream is a clotted cream made in Devon Cornwall and Somerset England. Here is my mom’s take on an easy Devonshire Cream without all the hastle of boiling, cooking and skimming milk!
Mom’s Version of Devonshire Cream:
Cream Cheese (softened) 8 ounces
1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Whipping Cream
In a bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Then gradually beat in whipping cream to achieve a buttery consitency. Chill for 2 hours.
I made this for Lyssa’s tea party the other day. Everyone always loves it!
I like to put a dollop on top of scones or plain cakes.
Thanks Mom.

Girl’s Tea Party

Every year, my friend Lyssa hosts a girl’s tea party.
We all bring a little something to share…cookies, scones, tea cakes, jam etc.
Lyssa brings out her collection of beautiful vintage spoons and her Grandmother’s tea set from India!
 tea party