PROST!!! FRUH KOLSCH is now in Canada. This light and I mean light tasting, wonderfully refreshing German beer is now available here in Canada and the launch in our town, was at WURST, a German restaurant and beer hall!!
This beer is clear light yellow with a billowy foam head. It tastes slightly sweet and is crisp and glorious. If you close your eyes you are transcended to the hills of Bavaria, Germany and you can hear the Sound of Music echoing through the hills…..scratch the record!! Sorry I got carried away.
What I did hear when we were at Wurst was the wonderfully lively songs of a Oompah band.
I went to this event with the lovely Courtney, my girlfriend’s daughter. This little gal enjoys her beer, she is usually a Guinness drinker, but loved the lightness of this beer for hot summer days!!
Wurst is a traditional beer hall downstairs and upstairs more of a restaurant. Downstairs you are seated at long benches and find it easy to join into conversations with people seated around you. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with this lovely couple. Nibbling, sipping and gabbing!! Also in the picture is some of the members of the Oompah Band. Fun times!!
Come and like their Facebook page and see more pictures of Fruh Kolsch and the launch here in Canada!!
April is a time we start to entertain again with Easter and maybe even a baby/wedding shower!! This lovely lemonade would refresh a large crowd for any of these events and it a pretty pink color for Spring!!
We all love this lemonade and it is a sure fire hit with my daughter and her friends. It can easily be made alcoholic with the addition of gin or vodka!! Click HERE for the recipe!!
What are your thoughts on canned fruit? Do you think they lose their nutritional value? In winter months when fresh produce is scarce or not very appealing, do you go to canned produce? Well you should!!
The canning process has actually been proven to increase nutrients, including antioxidants and Vitamin A. Canned peaches are also nearly four times higher in Vitamin C and 10 times higher in folate than fresh peaches. Think of how far your fruit has to travel before it reaches you. In a nice vacuum packed container makes more sense for our winter months.
Not only are they nutritious, canned California cling peaches are delicious and versatile and can be included in a number of recipes like this Protein-Packed Peach Smoothie!!
California cling peaches do not contain added sugar. They are packed in water or their own light juice.
This smoothie was so delicious, I had never tried the almond milk before either and really enjoyed. Our daughter and her friend loved them too.
Today we are posting a bit later as we have a special post and a flash giveaway for you on Facebook, how exciting!!!
I have a delicious smoothie for you that is loaded with great ingredients to start your day off right!! I like my smoothies but sometimes they are just not sweet enough especially in the winter months when we can’t get local produce. An easy fix is to add a little Truvia®, which has no calories (I love that).
Such an amazing color the blackberries provide. The sweetness is from the fruit and calorie free Truvia®.
Truvia® is a calorie-free sweetener from the Stevia Leaf. This is a plant that originates from South America, a natural sweetener with no caloric intake.The stevia plant has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for hundreds of years. Pretty much a miracle plant???
Consumption of Truvía® stevia leaf extract has no effect on the glycemic index and is well tolerated by type two diabetics so is an excellent choice for diabetics. It is also Kosher and gluten free.
Truvia® sweetener has a crystal form that sprinkles just like sugar and is great in coffee, tea and other beverages and on cereal, fruit (like grapefruit), oatmeal and yogurt. It can also be used in cooking and baking.
This is a fabulous event that Heather Dar Schmitt-Gonzalez from GirliChef has put together for us to celebrate this fun day, National Margarita Day!! There is something to celebrate every day of the year. Well, we can’t do that, but pick a day full of hoopla and merriment, it is today, National Margarita Day. One of my favorite cocktails is a margarita, but you don’t have to stick with the traditional one, oh no, live it up.
I love a salted rim with the sweet and sour taste of a margarita and the tequila, oh the tequila, what a great alcohol this is. The thought of it just transcends into party time!! Some of my best and worst nights have included this libation but we won’t go there!!
I know these are martini glasses but they really do work for a frozen margarita too. Just the right size!!
I decided to go for a thick and decadent Frozen Mango Margarita, one of my favorite flavors. Plus the color is so fun too!! I froze the mango so less ice is used. Who wants a watered down drink, now really??!!!
Look at how cool and creamy looking this lovely cocktail is, don’t you just want to dive right in!! The flavor of mango hits you right away with a counter punch from the tequila and the rum combination. I was so happy to find rum with mango flavoring!! Perfect!!
Now, to continue with the party we have loads of other recipes for you. Love the creativity of this group!!!