Archive for March, 2011

Blood Orange Liqueur and Dekopan (Sumo Mandarin) Liqueur

Posted in Artwork, Cocktails, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by darcytown

Nothing fancy besides some pretty pictures.  A friend told me all about the large and delicious Sumos, so into a jar those went.  I swear, if you want to keep your fruit or other things for eating, don’t let me have them near jars and alcohol.

I snuck a taste of both of these, because I can’t help myself sometimes.  Already both are tasting like their source fruit, so I’m glad I did not mix and match.  There are two ingredients in Dekopan: Vodka and Dekopan.  Blood Oranges have a bit of gold rum added to the vodka, but besides that, no sugars, etc.  I don’t believe you have to have a lot of sugar to make something tasty.

So without further ado:

Sumo Mandarin sitting next to anemic strawberry

Looks like orange juice, yummy knock you on your ass orange juice.


There was something so wonderfully lovely about reaming a fruit that made it look like you were gutting a zombie.  My hands were stained purple/red for the next two days.  🙂

Mash of yums

Next…to throw in liquid.


And then…just because it’s pretty

Pretty...and tasty


I hath found a nirvana of herbs

Posted in Cocktails, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 21, 2011 by darcytown

Herban Wellness in Kirkland, Wa.  You have everything I want to throw in liquor or macarons.  I have rose hips, blueberry powder, rose petals…had to restrain myself from buying elderberries, dandelion, and violet powder.  So nice…

Many happies.

On another note, rewatched Romancing the Stone.  80’s soundtrack you never fail to tell me when I should be happy, sad, romantic, or excited for intense action!

Wastes of Space Characters Now Have A Page

Posted in Book Information, Book News, Science Fiction, Space Cats, Wastes of Space with tags , , on March 18, 2011 by darcytown

It’s here.  Enjoy!  🙂

Black Velvet…St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

Posted in Cocktails with tags , , , , on March 18, 2011 by darcytown

Like Guinness?

Like Champagne?

Like Hard Cider?

Here’s the drink for you.

Looks like Guinness...but it's not straight Guinness.

Black Velvet is equal parts Champagne (Brut, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco, etc) and Guinness.

I started mine off with Champagne first (did one with the beer first but that foam got out of hand).

Halfway there

Then add the Guinness (Watch out for the foam, this thing can get crazy if poured funky).  Drink ends up tasting like hard cider.  Seriously.    They love each other…best friends!

Made these last night to go along with a delicious corned beef dinner.  Insta-favorite.  Good luck ordering them at most bars though.  They’ll probably look at you a little funny.

The Cat…A Truly Awesome Space Cat

Posted in Science Fiction, Space Cats with tags , on March 17, 2011 by darcytown

He might not be the first Space Cat I ever encountered.

But he is one of the best.


The Cat on Red Dwarf is in my list of Top Five Space Cats.  He’s self-centered, very into sex with the lady kitties (if he could find some), absorbed with food (fish!), but mostly he’s into himself.  His idea of a perfect partner is a copy of him (Camille episode if I’m not mistaken).  He’s thoughtless, has no remorse, and his greatest fears are being ugly or getting dirty.  Besides that, there’s the clothes, the spangles, the gold, the rhinestones.

So Cat definitely gets first mention on my Space Cats list.  Probably an indication that I might have watched too much Red Dwarf as a kid.   But why not, it was great!  Kids mixed with British Humor is a win-win, seriously.

Anyways in case you’re sadly not familiar with him, here are a few lovely quotes.

  • “Let’s put on some jet-powered-rocket pants and Junior Birdman the hell outta here!”
  • “How I’m lookin’? Good! I’m lookin’ nice, My hair is nice; My suit is nice; I’m just nice period.”

    And of course…

  • Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish!

    If you haven’t seen Red Dwarf do yourself a major favor and watch them.

    Quotes are from BBC, and the Red Dwarf Wiki.


An Entrance to Bizarro: Cassie-la Introduces “The Haunted Vagina” by Carlton Mellick III as a Gateway to a Cult Genre (via )

Posted in Book News on March 17, 2011 by darcytown

I must admit, I hadn’t heard of Bizarro fiction, but I want to hear more now.

An Entrance to Bizarro: Cassie-la Introduces "The Haunted Vagina" by Carlton Mellick III as a Gateway to a Cult Genre The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III Genre: Bizarro fiction, horror, absurdism, bat-shit crazy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Two strangers meet on a train and fall in love. That is until Stacy tells Steve her vagina is haunted and their relationship takes a drastic turn. After Steve is forced to kill a skeleton that crawls out of his lover's vajayjay, Stacy decides to send him through the hellmouth, wherein he discovers that her vagina … Read More


Strawberry Cordial

Posted in Book News, Cocktails with tags , , , on March 17, 2011 by darcytown

Saw some wonderful looking and smelling strawberries at the store today while I did some regular shopping…

I’d love to use some wild ones, but these will do this time around I think.

Started on Strawberry Cordial from Folk Wines, Cordials, and Brandies with a  few twists on the ingredients.  Give it a few months and it should be good to go.

The yummies:




Then slice and dice!  Into bottle they go!


Bottle of Goodness