Anytime is Skinny Mojito Time!

Alfresco Friday Skinny Mojito

I have a confession, I’m having a love affair with the Mojito at the moment.  This isn’t just any old fling, it’s a full blown affair and it’s been going on for some time now.  As we make our way into the warmer weather I know my infatuation is only going to get worse and … Read more

New Years Cocktail Time!

Pomegranate Martini

It’s party time!! Do you love a good party? The “bringing in” of a new year is the perfect excuse to kick up your heels and let your hair down. I what better way to celebrate than with some pretty cocktails. I have some simple but tasty New Years Cocktails to share. Whether you are … Read more

Berry Smoothie & “The Higher Being”

Berry Smoothie, raw vegan smoothie

What is “The Higher Being,”… LOL! I wouldn’t know, and I am not going to get philosophical with you, that is definitely not my department! In the context of this story the “Higher Being” is my baby brother. He is absolutely everything I am not!  We started calling him HB very tongue in cheek. :0 … Read more

Alfresco Friday – Peach Sangria

Peach Sangria

Welcome to another glorious Friday! I hope the sun is shining and you have the most wonderful plans for your weekend. Alfresco Friday is my celebration of the weekend. Usually our family will take advantage of the beautiful mild weather this time of year and have a picnic or BBQ at the beach, a park … Read more

Alfresco Friday – Sangria


Todays Alfresco Friday is a bit of a preview for some upcoming stories.  I won’t give you any more hints… except to say that I have been sampling some different flavours recently and that will be reflected in some of the dishes coming up on the site. Friday, however is the day we put the … Read more

Alfresco Friday – Mango Crush

Mango frozen cocktails

It’s alfresco Friday and New Years Eve! So what else could I make but a yummy cocktail to help my readers get the celebrations started?  My favourite cocktails are those which include a good amount of fruit and ice. There is nothing like a chilled fruit drink to cool you down through summer; it is also … Read more

Summer Watermelon Fizz Cocktail

Watermelon Fizz Cocktail-2

I am sure you all know about my “Watermelon Punch” disaster! You will be pleased to know that I managed to salvage the watermelon and the party. The watermelon punch, became Watermelon Fizz. It was absolutely delicious and tasted fresh and healthy, but had a nice kick to it. If you are wondering why I … Read more

Alfresco Friday -Watermelon Punch

Watermelon Punch

It is Alfresco Friday again and it is my birthday!  I have already celebrated this birthday once, thanks to my gorgeous husband who organized a big surprise party for me last month. But it looks like I am a little spoilt, and we are celebrating again with a weekend getaway to Red Rock with friends … Read more