Jose’s ready made Margaritas


I normally do not partake of the pre-made, bottled cocktail, but when the cooler is almost empty on a travel bus and the beer is gone, I’m not proud. I’ll drink whatever is there. What a pleasant surprise on last week’s trip to Texas, when the last thing in the ice was a Jose Cuervo […]

B & T is the perfect Mother’s Day libation

Black and Tonic

Until recently, Sandy had little to no interest in any sort of fruity cocktail, with the exception of a good Gin & Tonic. Her Mom overly adventurous, preferring a drop of Dubonnet with a twist of lemon. So when the two of them are together I like to try to make a drink that they’ll […]

Winter Beater Patron Rita


We aren’t huge tequila fans here in the FAB Whitby kitchen, but a chance encounter with a Patron Margarita while covering a race at Lime Rock a few years ago, changed all that. Patron isn’t one of those cheap ass, worm in the bottle, mezcal type of plonk. No, the company elevates the production of […]

Summer Lovin’

Mmmm, tasty

I couldn’t think of a better name for this drink. It’s light, sparkly and delish.  Be sure to have some festive stir-sticks handy to make this even more summery! Summer Lovin’ Cocktail 1 oz / 30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp / 10 ml sugar 2 oz / 60 ml flavoured vodka (eg., […]


So, I’ve come to think that there are, indeed, some benefits to eating (at least some) raw and/or vegan foods. Firstly, after seven days, I’m feeling really good – don’t really miss meat or, more importantly, cheese (granted, I did a bunch of research and preparation, but still thought I’d be freaking out by now). […]

Killer Cocktail: Peaches


Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches: The Stranglers We’ve all had the legendary Fuzzy Navel. It got old around 1988 and yet some bars are still serving it. Today, we have a modern twist on a not so classic. Peaches The FAB original recipe after the break

The Perfect Margarita!

The truth is, I got this recipe several years ago from a Grand Marnier ad in a magazine!! It’s shaken, not stirred (yeah, baby!), not the frozen, slushy kind. It is the best margarita I’ve ever made or had, and everyone I know has said the same!! I know it sounds like a product plug, […]

Mad About Mango

After my last posting, you’ll probably conclude from this entry that I’m a mango freak. I much prefer the term fanatic – it seems so much less … spooky! Mango is amazing and so versatile, especially in summer, but sometimes troublesome to deal with, unless it’s perfectly ripe. It’s nice that mango is now available […]