#cocktailoftheweekend Homemade Cocktail Cherries, Sugar Cubes & the Old-Fashioned Cocktail (otherwise known around here as The Abomination)

Did you know you can make your own sugar cubes? It’s true! You can also make your own cocktail cherries. Use them to make an Old-Fashioned Cocktail – I tell you how!

#CocktailoftheWeekend & a Sandwich . . .

For this edition of the #cocktailoftheweekend I tested wedding drinks all weekend with the bride and groom and family. Drinks that I’ll be serving at their fall wedding later this year. To “go the drinks testing distance” I made myself a terrific sandwich! & I wanted you to know . . .

Adventures in cooking for One continues – Pizza

Back in April, approximately two months ago, I made a 1 lb. batch of pizza dough and divided it into thirds. I froze two of the thirds for later (which, as it happens, is now) and I made a myself a pizza with one of the thirds that day. This morning I harvested some baby […]

Fennel was the Inaugural Herb of the Year in 1995 . . .

In 1995, Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, was the first herb to be named by the International Herb Association as Herb of the Year™️ in their new educational program, a program that is going strong to this day, and recognized worldwide by other Herb and Botanical groups and Societies. That said, I didn’t join the group until […]

The Appetizing Way! Make every thing you eat appetizing.

The Chinese adage “We eat with our eyes first” is very true and there is the “appetizing way” to approach your food, even snacks, even leftovers that anyone can adopt, and possibly change your life. Sound radical? It’s not. Take some care with what you eat, whether alone or with others and eat with your eyes first! Watch your mood lift, your health improve, your perspective shift. It’s amazing.