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Rosemary-Orange Sangria

January sunshine is in full swing. The heat is blistering but days are bright. These are the kind of days that makes me feel like having friends over, cooking up a storm and sit under a shade chatting away. Or going for a picnic. Whether you like this heat or not, one thing I am sure we can agree on is that this weather makes everyone ever so deserving of an amazing quenching drink.

My sangria was inspired by this post I viewed on food gawker. Upon doing my research, I noticed that making a sangria depended on ones taste and anything goes as long as it tastes good. That’s a good thing since it leaves so much creative power on our hands and gives us ability to make yummy stuff. It also adds a beautiful fruity spin to the usual glass of wine. For today: my perfect rosemary and orange sangria.

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COOK TIME:10 MINUTES                                 SERVES:2


1 handful of strawberries

2 sprigs of rosemary

1/2 an orange

1/2 a cup of orange juice

Sweet red wine



Slice your strawberries longitudinally and very thinly. Half your orange and further cut it up in smaller slices. Set this aside. Your fruit slices must me thin. Huge chunks will not float.

Rinse your rosemary sprigs and put them in your wine glass. Pour in your wine and a splash of your orange juice in each glass. Add your fruits and if you prefer, some ice too.

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sweet red wine with

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Serve. How easy was that?

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For a more pronounced fruity flavor, allow the drink to sit for about 30 minutes. This allows the natural juices of the fruit to seep into your wine. Alternatively, you can prepare this in a jug and let it sit and allow people to pour from it as they please.

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I highly encourage you to try out different combinations and use what you have at hand. Why not have a blueberry+lime+thyme sprig sangria? Or a Plum+ fresh mint+tangerine sangria? Or maybe you prefer your sangria with some orange zest+luquards+cinnamon stick . The possibilities for a sangria are endless!


So the nomination phase of the annual bloggers awards is now open. Maybe you like my blog. Heck, maybe you really really love it. If that’s the case, nominate it for possible shortlisting and eventual award. Nomination phase begins today and ends on February 10th. The judges will select best 5 in each category and voting will happen between March 2nd and April 30th. If you dig my blog and you hope to see it awarded, click on this link, scroll down to number 5, and type in

This is not the voting stage, but nomination of your favorite blogs. If we make it past nomination, then the voting will begin. I will let you know when that time comes. But now, your nomination would make me happy too :))

Thank you!



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  1. Joy

    Of course I love love love it. Voting…

    • kaluhiskitchen


  2. Mwikalivuku

    Voted! Love your blog,so practical.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you. Though its just a nomination for now. Voting will open on March 2nd.

  3. maureen

    Hey kaluhi, I just nominated you not only cause I am Sylvia’s friend but because I love your blog. Hey is it possible if I share the information on my instagram and facebook? Tell sly I said hey????. I love your work

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you for the nomination. I will definitely pass my regards to my sister. Also, you can share the information on fb, I totally dont mind :))

  4. Winnie Kariuki

    I love love love your blog. I just submitted my nomination and am ready for the voting. You have taught me so much (esp making chapatis). Thank you very much and
    Good luck.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much Winnie! I am thrilled to have resolved something for you in your kitchen life. :)))

  5. Ivy

    Beautiful blog.Making me love food over and over and over!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      So glad that I have ignited that spark :))

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