SMOKY PAPRIKA CHIPOTLE SEASONING FROM VICTORIA TAYLOR
So when Im cooking at home, I am usually a minimilast with seasonings. Spice wise, salt and pepper, garlic, and ground ginger never let me down. I recently became aware of Victoria Taylors Seasonings, because my dad always purchases these flavorful little cans of blended rubs and seasonings whenever we are in BJ's. One of the flavors he buys, is the Smoky Paprika Chipotle blend. I LOVE smoked paprika, so I decided to join him and see what this was about. OMG, this seasoning is fabulous! I made some fresh tomato sauce and added a few shakes of the seasoning. It instantly turnt my sauce smoky and added a hint of spice on the end! I ate the entire pot in 2 days! Then I decided to add the seasoning to a cippino that I was making over the holidays and my family loved the smoky essence the cippio had with the seafood. I cant wait to try the other flavors including the Cinnamon Chile Rub and the Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning! Check out all the Victoria Taylor Rubs and Seasonings HERE
GINGER SYRUP FROM MORRIS KITCHEN IN BROOKLYN
I came across this ginger syrup from Morris Kitchen when I won a giveaway on Twitter! (follow me! @SpeedyLVFoodie/ @EatingFab ) Yes! A give away on Twitter from my latest ice cream fav Phin & Phebes. The giveaway prize pack was a box full of foodie favorites, all from local Brooklyn shops! This ginger syrup from Morris Kitchen in Brooklyn NY, caught my eye because I love ginger! I tasted a small amount at first and this is the real deal! Its so pungent and flavorful! I was wondering what I could do with this ginger syrup, because I really wanted to utilize this, and it hit me! A cocktail! Over the holidays, along with dinner, I made a Pear Lemonade Cocktail. In the mist of making the cocktail, I added a few tablespoons of the ginger syrup, to the cocktail and my guests loved it! Morris Kitchen has a variety of syrups and products available and I cant wait to try the Preserved Lemon Syrup!
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Pear Lemonade Cocktail
6-10 Lemons, juiced
1 gallon of water
sugar, as desired
1 bottle of pear puree
6-10 Tablespoons, Ginger Syrup
1 bottle of your favorite Champagne or Sparkling Wine
1 Bosc Pear, thinly sliced for garnish
Construct lemonade as desired according to your preference of sweetness and tartness. Add pear puree to lemonade, and Ginger syrup. Let chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Lemonade will become thicker. In a tumbler glass, pour pear lemonade over ice, about half way up the glass. Top the pear lemonade off with preferred champagne and garnish with pear slices.