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  • LV Blog Cranberry Whiskey Smash

    Cranberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail

    Throughout the holiday season, we find ourselves entertaining and celebrating with friends and family. Inevitably after a grand feast, I end up with leftover cranberry sauce. In an effort not to be wasteful, Iโ€™ve found creative uses for the tart and tangy sauce such as spreading it on turkey sandwiches, throwing it into smoothies, and even placing it on top of a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on occasion.

    This year I came up with a new and exciting way to blow through all the leftover cranberry sauce at once with a fabulous cocktail! Though Iโ€™m not a big whiskey fan, I found this libation to flow quite smoothly once you get beyond the initial โ€˜biteโ€™ of the first sipโ€ฆ

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  • LV Boon Fly Cafe FF

    Le Voov! Restaurant Review: Boon Fly Cafรฉ ๐Ÿด ๐Ÿท

    We began our second day in Napa with breakfast at the Boon Fly Cafรฉ. This contemporary roadhouse restaurant has a fun, bubbly atmosphere and an eclectic menu full of scrumptious culinary options. Our morning dining delight started with an order of the signature Boon Fly mini-donuts. These cute, mini-sized wonders proved to be an excellent dipping partner for their rich, dark roast coffee.

    For my meal, I ordered the Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs. To my surprise, the eggs were outrageously light and fluffy, pairing beautifully with the deep seasonings and the freshness of the accompanying salsa. This combination made the dish a true winner in my book.

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  • LV Whiskey FF

    Apricot Whiskey Smash ๐Ÿน

    I experienced my first Whiskey Smash while visiting my fabulous โ€˜sistaโ€™ *Margi in New Orleans. (Please see my About page for details regarding *The Sisters) Having grown up in โ€˜wine countryโ€™ (Northern California), I was not well acquainted with the various spirits such as Kentucky […]

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  • Le Voov Mint Julep 1 E1462923038871

    Le Voov! Derby Mint Julep ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿน

    Every year on the first Saturday in May we throw our annual Kentucky Derby Party to celebrate a West Coast version of the Run For The Roses. We honor the many traditional aspects of this southern event, including an extravagant California version of the ladies Parade of Hats that would make the fellas in the San Francisco Castro scream, yip and holler with delight!

    In keeping with tradition, we also have frosty mint juleps flowing promptly at 2 PM. However, as you may have suspected, my need to add a personal bit of Le Voov! originality, I put a little twist on the traditional julepโ€ฆ.

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  • LV Wild Berry Pie FF

    French Wild Berry Pie ๐Ÿฐ

    March 14th is Pi Day, an annual international celebration designated to honor the mathematical constant of Pi (Greek letter โ€œฯ€โ€), as well as Albert Einsteinโ€™s birthday. As many of you know, Pi is a never-ending number (3.14159) that that can be calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.

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  • Riveria Pears

    Le Voov! Fruit: Royal Riviera Pears ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ

    Each year, for as long as I can remember, our dear friends *Kathy and John have sent us a lovely box of Royal Riviera pears from Harry & David in Oregon. If you have never experienced this amazingly sweet and juicy pear, it is truly one to savor. (Please see my About page for details regarding *The Sisters)

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  • Rasp Mojito

    Raspberry Mojito-Squadeeto

    The classic mojito came to us courtesy of Havana, Cuba. Now that the U.S and Cuba are on friendlier terms, perhaps weโ€™ll need to take a Le Voov! adventure to visit our neighbors 90-miles off the Florida Keysโ€ฆ.. Stay tuned!

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  • March 2015 Meyer Lemons

    Le Voov! Fruit: Meyer Lemons ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿ‹

    We are blessed to have not one, but two Meyer lemon trees in our yard. As the days grow shorter in late autumn, the yellow orbs begin to deepen in color and look like bright seasonal ornaments stealthfully hiding among the deep green foliage. With the passing of each winter day, the lemons grow sweeter, and knowing this makes me feel warm right down to my toes.

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  • LV Lemon Pound CakeFF

    Grandmaโ€™s Meyer Lemon Pound Cake ๐Ÿ‹

    My Grandmother was always in the kitchen cooking up something wonderful. As I recall, even the couch in her house smelled like a perfectly pleasant blend of fresh-baked cookies and thick-cut bacon. (I know that sounds weird, but it was absolutely the bees-knees as a kid!)

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  • Rasp Ginger Snap

    Raspberry Ginger Snap

    Several decades ago I began exploring the art of infusing various fruit and herbal mixtures with spirits. It started innocently enough with a simple curiosity to find a way to blend the medicinal anti-inflammatory qualities of the ginger root with the anti-oxidants in wild berries. Wah-lah, the Raspberry Ginger Snap was born!

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  • Lemon Chicken

    Lemon Chicken Piccata ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿด

    Meyer Lemon Picatta is exquisitely divine and easy to prepare. The light, rich sweetness of the lemon sauce in juxtaposition to the salty capers and deep tones of white sage, make this a Splendiferous โ€˜comfort mealโ€™ to be shared with friends and family. Serve it with fresh pasta, herb-roasted potatoes or lemon-rice pilaf, accompanied by steamed asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts or try our Rainbow Carrots, Haricot Verts & Caramelized Shallots.

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  • Orange Mimosa

    Blood Orange Mimosa ๐ŸŠ

    Who doesnโ€™t love a mimosa to go with a fabulous Sunday brunch?!! And while regular orange juice is lovely, why not add some unique bling and glam-it-up a bit with fresh squeezed blood orange juice? The deep rose-red color makes a regular champagne glass look like an Oscar-worthy celebrationโ€ฆ

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  • Caracara Tini

    Cara Cara-tini Fizz ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿธ

    For those of you unfamiliar with the fabulously juicy, seedless Cara Cara navel orange, it is the physical embodiment of Le Voov!. Both itโ€™s deep-reddish-pink flesh and the sweet, succulent citrus flavor will make you a believer in heavenly delights. Containing only half the acidity of a traditional navel orange, Cara Caraโ€™s are the perfect cocktail mixer. As one sips the juice of this deep-hued citrus, subtle hints of cherry and blackberry tones can be noted lingering on the back of the palate. The dynamic, complex flavor makes this fruit a perfectly adventurous choice for dipping in chocolate fondue! (Weโ€™ll talk about that laterโ€ฆ.)

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