This light, refreshing, low-sugar dessert is perfect for everyday or entertaining. Best of all, it has only four ingredients and 25 calories! Start by making the simple syrup. Add water to a sauce pan and sugar substitute. Then add orange rind strips to flavor the syrup. Reduce heat and simmer. Strain the orange rind pieces. Allow the syrup to cool completely. Stir in fresh grapefruit juice. Next stir in fresh lemon juice. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan and then freeze. Break the mixtur...
Looking to drop a few pounds? The grapefruit diet has worked for many. Investigate to see if this citrus-based diet – which started back in the 1930s – is the weight-loss plan for you.
There are so many things you can do with grapefruit. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to present grapefruit. Cut the bottom and use it as holder or drizzle it with brown sugar and caramelize it.
Want to make a Firefly cocktail like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, watch this video drink recipe.
Have you avoided the grapefruit diet because you hate even the thought of grapefruit juice? Well, why not reconsider? This "Florida diet" actually helps you lose weight in a really natural way, without starving yourself!
There are so many crazy fun things you can do with fire, this is probably one of the most tame. But it's got flame, so it's still cool. This video will show you how you can squeeze the peels of citrus fruits onto a candle (or large flame for increased fun) and the acid will cause the flame to burn larger and brighter for a flash. Experiment with different peels and flame sources for extended fun. Grapefruit work fantastically.
Here's a quick drink for you to enjoy while watching the election coverage - next up, a cocktail for McCain! You need blue curacao, orange juice, grapefruit, soda water, Maker's Mark bourbon and you've got the Barack Obama election cocktail. Garnish with lime.
In this tutorial, learn how to wash your fruit and vegetables with a DIY mixture you can make in your kitchen. Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture.
Making a fruit salad is easy with just a few simple steps. First, peel, core and cut some pineapple. Next, peel and cut up some mango. After that, remove the pulp and juice the orange and grapefruit. Add all the fruit to the serving dish. Place the raspberries around the edge of the dish for appearance. Now add the red currants and chopped basil. Drizzle with lemon oil and sprinkle with sugar to complete the dish.
Bonjour! This refreshing cocktail comes to you directly from France.
This icy-cold fruit concoction is also known as a Sex on the Beach in the Winter—which, as any Arctic-dwelling individual will tell you, is easier said than done. You will need ice, a blender, vodka, peach schnapps, pineapple or grapefruit juice, cranberry juice cocktail, cream of coconut, a drink glass, and a lime wedge for garnish. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a frozen Sex on the Beach cocktail.
This is a very delicious, refreshing cocktail. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to mix up this bartending recipe. To make the guava-tini guava martini, you will need mint, lime juice, vodka, guava nectar, and grapefruit juice.
Here is Francesco LaFranconi, Master Mixologist to the stars, mixing the Classic Paloma cocktail. It contains grapefruit, lemon lime soda, tequila and lime juice. Looks like a refreshing and delcious cocktail!
Commercial hair conditioners aren’t just expensive, they’re loaded with chemicals. Why don’t you whip up something more natural at home?
One of my favorite things about cocktails is that they're so diverse. They can be sweet or savory, filling or refreshing. And they can take advantage of nearly any ingredient imaginable, including egg whites, smoked ice, flavor cubes, and even beer.
This video talks about juices and how you can make one without a juicer. Juices are a great way of getting vitamins and antioxidants. In order to make this juice, you should have a citrus press. You will also need five of six fresh oranges and one large pomegranate. Slice the oranges in half and put each half through the citrus press. Next, slice the pomegranate in half and put that through the citrus press. Mix the solution together and pour into a glass. If you find that the drink is to swe...
The Old Fashioned is one of America's earliest cocktails. It has very few ingredients, but is very complex and is quite challenging. Brown sugar syrup adds extra flavor and works very well with the bourbon. If you use a different base, such as Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, brown sugar syrup might be too overpowering. Bitters is an important part of the Old Fashioned and the amount is entirely up to you (although omitting the bitters is not an option). Adding the orange zest is highly recommen...
Watch to learn how to say the names of some types of beverages in French. une boisson au citron - lemon drink
Michele Knaus, from EatLikeAChef, shows how to prep an artichoke. 1. Remove thorny pieces on the ends with kitchen shears. 2. Remove out-most layer of artichoke leaves. 3. Prep the stem by peeling with a peeler. Peel like a carrot. It is good to leave the stem on because it has a nice taste and it is a good way to tell if an artichoke is done. The stem will bend when tender. 4. To get inside of the artichoke, take the entire top off. Use a large, sharp knife to do this. 5. Gently slide open w...
Looking to drop a few pounds? There are some out there that swear by the watercress soup diet. Get the information you need on how to follow the watercress soup diet.
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own all-natural face masks. Tired of spending a lot of money on facial products that don’t even work? Try on some masks made from items you already own—they’re all natural and good enough to eat!
The way in which cooking can be used to both illustrate science and create a beautiful bite of food is fascinating to me. And emulsions, the results of combining liquid fat and water, are a fantastic example of science in harmony with great cooking.
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The cool tang and citrusy taste of a margarita in the summer is refreshing, to say the least. But when making margaritas at home, many of us opt for the ease of store-bought mix when it's actually really simple to make it instead.
American Bartenders School shows you to make the Sea Breeze cocktail with vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juices.
American Bartenders School shows you to make the Greyhound cocktail drink recipe from vodka and grapefruit juice.
This is a great video that shows you how to boost your car battery with the help of fruit. That car battery will be longer lasting and more efficient through the aid and support of grapefruit.
Though nobody's going to hide the fact that they're getting sloshed on major holidays, you might want to be more discreet when it comes to your morning pick-me-up or lunchtime tipple during the rest of the year. It used to be that having four martinis at lunch was acceptable and even desirable, but that's really not the case anymore.
When I was a senior in college, I shared a two-bedroom, one bathroom, microscopic kitchenette suite with three other girls. We all loved to bake and cook but were fully aware that we were in for a crowded year. We needed to use space efficiently, which meant carefully picking what kitchen equipment was absolutely necessary. As a full knife set was out of the question, we settled on a Shun Classic Ultimate Utility Knife whose praises my father had sung for a long time.
Mother Nature's creativity is infinite, especially when it comes to fruit. We've got black sapote, which tastes like chocolate pudding, and Buddha's hand citron, which looks like Freddy Kreuger's digits merged with a lemon. How could she possibly top herself?
We're a little citrus-obsessed, and with good reason: lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit: Mother Nature really packed those babies with flavor, from peel (which you can zest without special tools) to juice. Now executive chef Amanda Freitag of Empire Diner has come up with a way to make those lemons and limes give up even more flavor by applying a lot of heat.
If you're lucky enough to have a dishwasher, you probably use that sucker to clean everything (minus your good cooking knives), and maybe even to cook your food, too. However, dishwashers are not without their faults. Dishes can still come out spotty and even with chunks of food on them, which usually leads to some hand-washing afterward.
These cinnamon buns baked in orange peels are one of the easiest, cutest, and tastiest treats you can make for breakfast, a sweet snack, or dessert. Whether you bake them in the oven or grill them over a campfire, the orange peels infuse the cinnamon rolls with a fragrant, citrus-y flavor.
Cooks both humble and great are constantly trying to figure out how to get the most juice out of lemons and limes. Why? Because they add so much freaking flavor to everything and are endlessly useful in cooking. Sometimes, it's even a matter of squeezing the most out of your money (earlier this year, the price of limes quadrupled, though it only lasted a few months).
A long time ago I was reading an issue of Saveur and saw an article about a trendsetting bar in Portland. The bartender at the joint had started making enormous blocks of smoked ice for his cocktails. When a patron ordered a drink that called for the smoked ice, the bartender would chip off a large chunk and place it in a glass with the booze. Then, as the ice slowly melted, the drink would take on more and more smoky notes, and the flavor profile of the beverage would change with every passi...
Switching your favorite facial cleanser isn't an easy choice. Since everyone's skin type can range from dry, to oily, to some complicated combination of both... well, let's just say that the conventional wisdom is to stick to what you know works.
I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love Gatorade. It's probably from all of those times I watched Michael Jordan chug it during basketball games when I was a kid. But I'm not the only one that loves Gatorade—a large percentage of people who work out regularly choose to replenish their electrolytes with sports drinks.
At-home cooks tend to be scared of soufflés. Either they don't rise at all or they end up all sad and lopsided. However, when successful, the end product cannot be matched in impressing your guests.
When I get struck by a craving for something SCJ (savory, crunchy, juicy), nothing fits the bill better than a BLT. But why settle for the sandwich form when there are so many other possibilities? Some of my favorite alternative ways to serve up a BLT are 1) as a salad, 2) in tomato cups, 3) in mini bread bowls, 4) as lettuce wraps, 5) as a dip, and 6) in bacon cups.
Once again, you've found yourself inviting comrades, companions, and compatriots over for beverages on a Friday evening whim... but alas, your alcohol cabinet is looking rather meager, and your skills are lacking. No worries—just utilize these 10 tricks and spice up your at-home mixology game. Your friends will be none the wiser (and swear that you are a cocktail-concocting genius).