Kick in the Pants

Kick in the Pants

My son Henry is a natural born cook.  Now fifteen, his passion started like most kids’ – wanting a batch of cookies and getting impatient for Mom to make some.  To cease the pleading, I taught him how to make the classic Toll House cookies on his own when he was about... read more
Love Potion #6

Love Potion #6

Why is this called Love Potion #6?  Because you need six days to make the pear-vodka infusion.  It will give you six days to contemplate your deep feelings for your beloved. Six days to wonder how it is he is so stealth at stealing the blanket at night.  Six full days... read more
What’s Up Doc

What’s Up Doc

It was time to formulate a drink for the brunch crowd and it occurred to me that the Merquén Infused Maple would make a terrific addition to a Bloody Mary-type drink, with its sweet, smoky and spicy flavor.  I set out to buy ingredients and while staring at the wall... read more
Runamok Glögg

Runamok Glögg

Growing up we always had a huge family Christmas party, our biggest topping off at 200 people.  We cooked and prepped for weeks, making Christmas cookies, appetizers, a giant Croque en Bouche (long story) and two huge turkeys that my mother smoked herself, in a... read more
Rooftop Kiss

Rooftop Kiss

When considering how I might incorporate our new Jasmine Infused Maple into a cocktail, I steered toward Asia on the assumption that other flavors from jasmine’s native region would compliment it.  I went with the recommendation of our local liquor purveyor and tried... read more
Mont Vert Soda

Mont Vert Soda

I know the paper magazine is going the way of the typewriter but I still love to sit and relax with  a hard copy of a well-written cooking magazine; no pop-up ads interrupt my reading and, call me old, but I’d rather flip than scroll.  The digital format has its place... read more

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