Barnes & Noble

9 cups water
2 cups sugar
4 cups brandy
1 12oz can frozen orange juice
1 12oz can frozen lemonade
1 tsp instant tea

In a large pot, add sugar to 7 cups boiling water. Boil and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. In a small pot, boil remaining 2 cups of water and add in instant tea. Stir until dissolved. Combine both water mixtures, then add in frozen orange juice and frozen lemonade and stir and break up to dissolve all frozen pieces. Add in brandy and mix to combine.  Pour mixture in a large tupperware container and freeze for 24 hours. This can be made weeks in advance and kept frozen.

In a highball glass, serve 2 scoops of frozen mixture with 7up, sprite or club soda. Stir and garnish with fresh mint or maraschino cherries. Drink should be slushy, so serve with a short straw.

1/2 cup of brazil nuts, soak in water for at least 4 hours, then drain
1 1/3 cups of water

In blender, add nuts and water. Use the chop, puree, and liquefy settings to blend until smooth (several minutes). Strain mixture through a cheesecloth into a bowl. Save the nut milk in the bowl to use in hot cocoa or creamer in your coffee or tea. Scrape off the ricotta-like cheese in the cheesecloth and store in a sealed container until ready to use. Keep refrigerated. Mix in with a red pasta sauce for a rich and creamy texture, or in hot cocoa for a rich and satisfying drink.

Makes 3/4 cup ricotta-like cheese and 1 1/4 cups of nut milk