Geronimo's limited edition Valentine's Day balloon delivery certainly takes the singing telegram concept up a notch or two or three. Wouldn't you just love to be on the receiving end of those gorgeous balloons?
Pantone has released their color pick for 2012, it's Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463), a spirited reddish orange.
"Tangerine Tango continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Though last years hue, Honeysuckle, piqued my interest more than Tangerine, I'm open to exploring the shade. Being a redhead I'm not instantly drawn to orange in fashion or beauty. Though I am open to incorporating the color into my decor, especially paired with aqua, tangerine's opposite on the color wheel. I'm certainly interested in bringing it into my beverage repertoire. I'm eager to try Dr. Oz’s Tangerine-ade, which contains: green tea, tangerine, and mint.
In a large pitcher, combine:
8 cups of brewed green tea
1 tangerine, sliced
A handful of mint leaves
Stir this concoction up at night so that all the flavors fuse together. Drink 1 pitcher daily.
One of the favorite gifts that I received this Christmas was of the homemade variety, a bottle of raspberry cordial. If you're at all familiar with Anne of Green Gables you'll recall that this is the drink that Anne was meant to serve her pal Diana. Instead Diana got tipsy when she unknowingly imbibed current wine instead of the non alcoholic version of raspberry cordial. Having never tasted raspberry cordial, I knew I'd adore the concoction simply based on name alone. It's actually a superb drink. It tastes divine solo, but also is delicious with champagne, orange juice, and over ice cream. I also imagine it would be amazing in lemonade or even iced tea. Come summer when raspberries are plentiful here, I plan to concoct a few bottles myself. If they turn out I might just move on to blackberries.
2 parts Raspberries
2 parts Vodka
1 1/4 parts Sugar
Sugar first, berries second, vodka third. Do not stir. Store in a cool, dark place and enjoy in three months.
"But it isn’t good manners to tell your company what you are going to give them to eat, so I won’t tell you what she said we could have to drink. Only it begins with an r and a c and it’s a bright red color. I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color." L.M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables