Opus 16

Opus 16

As the strawberry harvest unrolls along the east coast we can plot spring’s route starting in Florida in February to Maine several months later.  Vermont’s strawberries don’t ripen until mid-June but those little red treasures mean that maybe, just maybe we can take... read more
Mango-Kiwi Smoothie with Makrut Lime-leaf Maple

Mango-Kiwi Smoothie with Makrut Lime-leaf Maple

Maple syrup in smoothies is a no-brainer.  Yes, smoothies are supposed to be a healthy drink with only the sugar that Mother Nature bestowed on the fruit for sweetness.  But with props to the Grand Dame Gaia, some fruit can be lacking either because it was bred for... read more
Key North

Key North

Rum is a distinctly tropical kind of spirit.  Port evokes images of old world Europe.  One would not expect them to go well together but, huzzah, throw in some infused maple syrup and all is well.  This drink is tangy and just a little sweet with the rum and the... read more
Hugs All Around

Hugs All Around

The last time I tried a beer cocktail I was about 20 years old at a bar in DC, with two Daves and my best friend, Robyn.  Beer cocktails were the house specialty and though they didn’t sound the least bit appealing the place had a certain charm to it, the most... read more
Ginger Hot Toddy

Ginger Hot Toddy

Our friend, Allison Ball sent us her recipe for a ginger hot toddy that will take the chill off of the most brutal winter weather.  She describes it so well, I’m handing the recipe writing over to her. Allison: “I find the Hot Toddy to be one of those drinks that is... read more
Elf on a Barstool a.k.a.Maple Cardamom Eggnog

Elf on a Barstool a.k.a.Maple Cardamom Eggnog

2 egg yolks 4 Tbsp Runamok Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup 2 cups milk 2 oz bourbon 1 oz brandy 1 cup whipping cream freshly grated nutmeg   Put egg yolks in a bowl with maple syrup and whisk.  Heat half the milk on the stove to just a simmer.  Add heated milk... read more

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