It may be taboo to wear white after Labor Day, but no one said anything about not drinking refreshing cocktails after the unofficial passing of Summer! A Peach and Blackberry Bramble cocktail is perfecting for sipping on the last of the warm days (or if you are in the Bay Area, during Indian Summer!)
I, Ashley, think this is the perfect transitional cocktail from the heat of the summer to the flavors of fall. Fruits of summer are still lingering in the farmers market and in grocery stores while our thoughts have gone the way of changing leaves and cool weather drinks, and this bramble recipe is the perfect mix of both…
A large oversize blanket, giant mug of spiked hot chocolate, re-runs of the Sopranos and this pumpkin spice kettle corn are my key ingredients for a chilly autumn night. While I, Alex, will miss the dog days of summer, I love the gradual changing of the season. Golden leaves, a hint of crisp in the air, and pumpkin flavored everything (of course!), so I created this pumpkin spice kettle corn with a girl’s night in mind.
To me, nothing says bonding better than sharing a giant tub of popcorn, fun drinks, laughs and the occasional shriek. To make my basic coconut oil popcorn seasonally appropriate, I went with everyone’s favorite fall flavor- pumpkin spice…
photos by Jared Smith
In honor of saying our unofficial goodbye’s to Summer after Labor Day weekend, I wanted to sneak in one last ode to the warm, sunny days with this Esmeralda Fizz cocktail recipe that Robin from Double Trouble made us for our retro brunch shoot with Beau Tied a few months ago. You know it’s gotta be good if it’s still on my mind!
Also to be mentioned, is this carved orange slice not the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?! I now want to carve all of the fruits! Robin is seriously a cocktail magician, I’m telling you!…
Since we’re on topic of celebrating our blog birthday next week (say hello to, #sugarandclothfavethings!), it was only fitting that we have a dessert roundup to head into the weekend, and these six breakfast inspired desserts were calling our name!
We also have a SUPER fun weekend cake we’re going to be throwing in the mix before our big, big birthday giveaway week starts on Monday, so keep a look out for that in your inbox!
- These ice cream donuts are the perfect way to make it through summer!
- Fried egg CAKE you guys!
- Okay, we just found our next birthday cake! This pancake stack is too good to pass up..
- If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then these adorable cupcakes have you covered!
We never turn down a brunch invitation! These macs are proof..
- Finally, if you’re looking for the pot of gold at the end of the dessert rainbow: our lucky charms treats are a must!
If the sweltering heat has got you down I, Ashley, have a potent potable today that will pick you right back up!
When looking for new cocktail creations, I love to stroll the farmers market to get inspiration. Summertime is by far my favorite time to gather local fruits and vegetables for both cocktails and meals. I like to focus on using in season ingredients which are SO much more flavorful, aromatic and vibrant at their peak, and with a little help from my willing husband, I came up with a winning combo: pear and lavender!
The combo of pear and lavender is not something I have tried before in a cocktail, but I can now attest that they are in fact quite a pair! Crisp, sweet pears and soothing, floral lavender are meant to be. When you add them to tart lemons and add in a splash of vodka for good measure, it makes one lip smacking vodka pear lavender lemonade recipe for hanging in the Summer sun!
I had my first slice of olive oil cake at a local pop-up dinner a few months ago, and I have seriously been thinking about it ever since! HOW have I never known about olive oil cake before?! At first the name of it kind of grossed me out, but it is seriously the moistest, most delicious cake of all time. I tried my hand at them for the first time last weekend by whipping up these lemon orange olive oil cupcakes as a citrusy twist for Summer, and they were a hit!
My first batch was a bit of a let down because I didn’t use enough olive oil to make it as moist as I would have liked, so the second time around I mixed lemon infused oil and extra virgin olive oil for the perfect combo! Horray for that happy accident, cause it really could have gone either way when I’m in charge, ha!…