12th November 2008

Bobbin’ for Honey Brown Apple Cider

Ruane Manning - Apple Cider 8.00 x 10.00This is such a great twist on some traditional staples of the Holiday season…Actually, it would be great anytime!

I love to have this available for the men when they come over during the Holiday Season…A little twist on that regular, old beer!
~ Kimberly Edwards 😀

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Type: Beverage
Prep Time: 1 min

Ingredients:
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11th November 2008

Don’t Drink & Dial

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Its 2 AM on a Friday night.  Your speech is slurred, the room is spinning, the bar is closing, and you are about to go home drunk and ALONE when a “bright” idea pops into your head… You want to call your ex-gf to tell her how much you miss her (maybe to tell her how big a bitch she is), or maybe its the fat girl you met last weekend for a “nightcap”, or even your boss to tell him how big of an asshole he is.Unfortunately too many of us are familiar with these scenarios as they have become incredibly common since the invention of the cell phone.  If only there was away to prevent all this from happening…? 

Well soon there might be a way… Korean cell phone manufacturer LG Electronics, according to ABC News, has gone a step further with the party gimmicks. LG’s LP4100 brand, to be released in the U.S. later this year, not only makes calls, it can stop them when you need it to most! (Source: ABC)  

The LP4100 has a built-in breathalyzer that, when blown into by an intoxicated party goer, gives a warning and displays a fun little animation of a car swerving on a road and crashing into traffic cones (Simple for the drunk to understand… I hope).

The phone can be programmed to block selected numbers in the address book – bosses, moms, exes -if the breath analyzer records a blood-alcohol concentration over 0.08.

It’s already a hit in Korea, where more than 200,000 of LG’s Breathalyzer-type phones have been sold.

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10th November 2008

Councilman’s Form of Relief

Jersey City councilman Steven Lipski was arrested this weekend for reportedly urinating on a crowd of concertgoers in a Washington, D.C., nightclub during a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band – Now that’s what I call relief!

He told The New York Daily News he won’t touch alcohol again, calling the incident “deeply humiliating” and “troubling.”

Jersey City Councilwoman Willie Flood told The Jersey Journal that Lipski is saying it was a spilled drink that fell on other Grateful Dead fans. 

Seems to be some controversy over what really happened… Did anyone happen to be at this concert over the weekend?

(Source: Newsday)

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10th November 2008

Holiday ‘Spirit’

Another year has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. 

Here at SizzUp we mark the holiday season by mixing and sharing… And this year we are giving you the opportunity to contribute to our collection of holiday concoctions by way of our Holiday ‘Spirit’ contest.

We are looking for originality, something we’ve never seen before or a unique variation of something we have.  Extra points for taste of course!

All you need to do is reply to the thread below or e-mail us directly at sizzup@sizzup.com.  Originality only please!  The winner will get their choice of sweatshirts from below to help keep warm for the winter season: 

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The contest will run till the New Year, so think long and hard before you post!     

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3rd November 2008

Alcohol Good for Babies

According to a British newspaper called The Telegraph, drinking a small glass of wine a week during pregnancy does not harm children and may actually improve their behaviour and vocabulary.

 “Lead author Dr Yvonne Kelly, UCL Epidemiology & Public Health, said: “Our research has found that light drinking by pregnant mothers does not increase the risk of behavioural difficulties or cognitive deficits. “Indeed, for some behavioural and cognitive outcomes, children born to light drinkers were less likely to have problems compared to children of abstinent mothers, although children born to heavy drinkers were more likely to have problems compared to children of mothers who drank nothing whilst pregnant.”

And all these years I was cursing my mother for getting drunk every day while she was pregant with me.  Turns out I should be thanking her!  So to all of you non-drinkers out there, my buddy dubya has only one thing to say to you…

Read the full article by clicking here

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3rd November 2008

Grape Season Means Making Wine at Home

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By Kimberly Edwards

It is Grape Season! One of my very favorite times of year. Why? Because we make wine at home!

My parents have made wine at home for many many years…As long as I can remember, actually.

Every grape season, we choose what kind of grapes we want to use, and order them early from a local grower. We usually make our wine with concord, Agawam, and Niagara grape varieties, but you may choose to use any type of grape you so desire. We pick up about 4 bushels of grapes, and use the grapes we grow in our garden…And it is a family affair.

We all get together to wash and “process” the grapes. Meaning we pick each and every grape off of the stems.

Then, the boys take it away – well, into the garage – to juice the grapes through a grape/wine press into a huge Rubbermaid-type pail/trash bin with a spout at the bottom.

The boys then drain the juice from the bin into boiling water sterilized demijohns.

A simple syrup made from 1/2 water, 1/2 sugar (~1 bag) boiled until the sugar is dissolved, is added to the juice, since we love sweet wine that tastes something like Port or Sherry.

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