Mixology

The Ladybud Relaunch Party Was a Blazing Success!

The Ladybud Relaunch Party Was a Blazing Success!

Feature Photo: Kim Sidwell/Cannabis Camera Everyone at Ladybud Magazine would like to thank the sponsors, donors, and attendees who made our second anniversary/relaunch party an evening to be remembered! Fascinating, brilliant people from all walks of life took the time to attend our event last night at the elegant Point Gallery in the Santa Fe […]

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

Beginning my quest with a pleasant drive northeast up to Charleston, SC, we quickly settled in and our party of twelve crowded into the local Charleston Crab House, a family-owned business founded in 1991. My boyfriend and I consumed a dozen local raw oysters each and split 1.5 pounds of Alaskan snow crab legs, devouring […]

Juicing is Actually Kind of Cool

Juicing is Actually Kind of Cool

PHOTO: Bertholf, Creative Commons Juicing: for some it’s old news, but after years of urging by numerous friends, I’ve finally gotten into it myself. I’d been having some health issues, and I kept hearing the same thing: “It might be your diet”… “Change your eating habits”…and over, and Over, and OVER again, “Do you juice?” […]

Recipe: Hot Mulled Wine with Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Recipe: Hot Mulled Wine with Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

With spring right around the corner, I’m taking advantage of the last “wintery” activities I can. But when I want to spice it up and go one notch farther than sipping on a hot cocoa, I spend an evening making a huge batch of sweet and spicy mulled wine. Parallel to the classic hot toddy, […]

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

Whether you are visiting with a few friends or entertaining a crowd of people, it’s cool to have a handful of classic cocktail recipes in your repertoire. With each of the following concoctions consisting of less than five ingredients and a few garnishes for presentation, these simple recipes are almost effortless to make and add […]

Home Brewing Basics

Home Brewing Basics

PHOTO: Cambridge Brewing Company If you are a fan of good beer – not the mass-produced mega-corporation style swill that is forced on us through endless streams of commercials – then you have no doubt witnessed the explosion of craft beer over the past few years.  Hundreds of microbrews now pack the shelves at your […]

Not Your Typical Winery: Schnebly Redland’s Winery

Not Your Typical Winery: Schnebly Redland’s Winery

Typically when someone envisions a winery, they picture those located in California’s Sonoma or Napa Valleys, meandering between acres of luscious green hills and overlooking acres of Chardonnay or Pino Noir grape vines. Or, perhaps they might imagine sunshine-filled climates with cool temperatures, with perfect levels of humidity in the air forming misty water droplets […]

REVIEW: Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber

REVIEW: Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber

With dozens of hemp protein powders on the market, choosing can be difficult. Many powders have sweet flavors – chocolate, vanilla, and various fruits – but I wanted to find a product that would lend itself to a savory veggie shake. Nutiva’s Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber – 100% hemp protein powder with no added hexane, gluten, […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

MIXOLOGY: Fruity Serrano White Sangria Spritzer

MIXOLOGY: Fruity Serrano White Sangria Spritzer

 San.gri.a (n.) History: Originating in Spain, sangria is a cold drink that can consist of either red or white wine and many variations of fruits, liqueurs, mixers, and garnishes. Etymology of the word sangria comes from the Spanish word sangre, literally meaning “blood” or “bleeding,” and is named so for its deep red color. Traditionally, sangria […]