Spirits of Christmas

Along with a book review of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, I am including a recipe for homemade limoncello. Either would make a great Christmas gift. Both would send the recipient over the moon! . . . → Read More: Spirits of Christmas

Witchy Cocktails for Halloween Food ‘n Flix

Having a grown up Halloween party and need a beverage? Try this Pumpkintini and Zombie Voodoo Cocktail—all to celebrate October and Food ‘n Flix. . . . → Read More: Witchy Cocktails for Halloween Food ‘n Flix

The Bee’s Knees

This cocktail is perfect to celebrate fall and the end of summer heat. Hopefully, you are experiencing an Indian Summer where you are and can enjoy this on the patio. . . . → Read More: The Bee’s Knees

Singleton Cosmo for Food ‘n Flix

Care for a blue cocktail? This is especially good while watching a chick flick like “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” the Food ‘n Flix feature for January. . . . → Read More: Singleton Cosmo for Food ‘n Flix

Elixirs for Xmas: Winter-Spiced Vodka

I have always been fascinated with infusions but I have never attempted any.   This year it will be different.

I am planning on giving many liquid gifts  this year and have been doing some early preparations.   For all my Elixirs for Xmas posts, click here.

This potent potable sounds especially delicious.

Winter-Spiced Vodka from Nigella . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Winter-Spiced Vodka

Elixirs for Xmas: Homemade Vanilla Extract

I love to make homemade gifts and usually work at it throughout the year, especially with canning up summer’s bounty.   To “mix it up a bit” (pun intended), I decided to make a few elixirs and extracts to give as gifts this year, too.

If you’re planning on giving homemade vanilla extract for Christmas . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Celebrating the weekend: Rosemary Lemonade with Vodka

This is an adult version—-both because of the vodka and the rosemary infusion. . . . → Read More: Celebrating the weekend: Rosemary Lemonade with Vodka

Spring is Here

Please help me name this cocktail! . . . → Read More: Spring is Here

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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