Outtakes, August 29th: behind Autumn Makes & Does this week

by autumn on August 29, 2014

Prickly Pear Tequila // Autumn Makes & Does

I guess at this point, it’s unofficially prickly pear week on Autumn Makes & Does. My prickly pear antics continued and I made some prickly pear tequila by using this recipe from Cauldrons & Crockpots as a guide. I burned the spikes off of 10 or so prickly pears, sliced them into coins, put them in a quart jar, and covered them with an inexpensive silver tequila.

Prickly Pear Ice Cream // Autumn Makes & Does

I also experimented with boiling down the juice to concentrate the flavor, then turning it into the perfect, hot pink ice cream.

Finally, I processed and froze many more cups of juice and also made a no-cook prickly pear syrup by just shaking an equal volume of prickly pear juice and sugar until dissolved. Easy prickly pear syrup=easy prickly pear margaritas!


We drove into the city to go to Costco, which is always an event, and see an NYC friend who was visiting. AND WE FOUND A GLUTEN-FREE CHICKEN AND WAFFLE SANDWICH!!!

Speaking of gluten-free feats, I admired these super-fluffy gluten-free pancakes from London Bakes.

I wanted to join Elizabeth from Brooklyn Supper for tomato water cocktails.

Adorable Eggplant // Autumn Makes & Does

I received a very adorable eggplant delivery from Paul’s mom.

I thought these Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers from Stetted were pretty darn genius!

Also genius: California Roll Nachos from i am food blog.

I flipped over the styling in this post from Hummingbird High.

Happy weekend!


Autumn Giles is the creator of Autumn Makes & Does and the co-host of the Alphabet Soup Podcast.

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