Arnold Palmer Pops

Arnold Palmer Pops

DIY popsicles and paletas are a major trend right now. They are great because you are not limited to the freezer burnt, dull flavoured (named after colours, not flavours) store-bought popsicles of our youth. For my band-wagon-jumping-on-ness I present to you, Arnold Palmer pops, named after the iconic beverage, named after the iconic golfer.


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Caesar Sangrita Punch

Caesar Sangrita Punch

Happy national tequila day, muchachos! I love me a national spirit day, because what’s better than a social obligation to imbibe and better yet have a theme around it? For this oh, so sacred of holidays I have decided to steer clear of the typical sweet and lime-laden drinks that tequila usually finds itself thrown into and opt for a savoury, garden fresh concoction. 

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Sous Vide Octopus and Fennel with Blood Orange and White Beans

Sous Vide Octopus and Fennel with Blood Orange and White Beans

In search of spring, this dish partners octopus with unexpected ingredients, sure to make you reconsider this not so common seafood. If you have ever had octopus at a restaurant, you have probably had it served with a Mediterranean flair, with rich olive oil, tomatoes, capers and olives – all absolutely delectable accouterments to this versatile meat. However, because of its versatility, it can take well to many flavours. Here I opted for a more sweet and rich iteration while still attempting to keep it fresh and light. 

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'Flu Shot' Cocktail

'Flu Shot' Cocktail

Happy Friday y’all! We have come to the close of another long week, and nothing says Friday like a new cocktail.  Here I’ve gone ‘orange forward’ using rich citrus flavour and a dash of Dillon’s Pear Bitters to make a vitamin C packed tipple that I sure think will keep any seasonal colds at bay. Paired with a wintery rosemary simple syrup, this will do ya better than a flu shot. **Not medical advice!!! Get your damn flu shot – just enjoy this afterwards!

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Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Ahh, the Pisco Sour. A tangy, refreshing cocktail that tastes like a whisky sour meets a margarita meets a key lime pie. Delicious.

The Pisco Sour is the national drink of two South American countries, Peru and Chile and each country claims the drink as their own creation.

I know I have had many a delicious Pisco Sour before but my fondest memory was on my last trip to Peru for a family wedding. On our first night in, despite the late hour my cousins escorted me to Huaringas, a popular and long-standing bar in Lima that claims to have the best Pisco Sour in the country, and boy was it spectacular: acidic, creamy and subtly floral from the Pisco. They had the classic of course as well as many blended with exotic jungle fruits from the Amazon like aguaymanto, maca, maracuya and more.

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