Does what you grow in your garden get used on your plate, in your bath, or around your house? How about all of the above? or not at all? I’ve been playing with herbs and essential oils for years. I’ve got book shelves lined with all sorts of information. I’ve even got a mad scientistContinue reading “How does your garden grow?”
Category Archives: cocktails
my new summer drink… The RHUBARBARIAN… 1 1/2z rhubarb simple syrup* 1z fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2z New Deal Gin Recipe 3 over ice in a rocks glass topped with 1 1/2-2z club soda Rhubarb Simple Syrup 4 generous stalks of rhubarb, chopped 1 cup sugar 1 cup water bring to a boil, reduceContinue reading “the Rhubarbarian”
Thirsty Thursday: Battle of the Bars
What really started as a quick run to Bob’s Red Mill for few things quickly turned into a girl’s giggle-fest over cocktails. (Super side note… great podcast of show recently aired on OPB interviewing Bob) Oh, we’re out. Let’s grab a drink. where should we go? I’ve never been to the bar by my house.Continue reading “Thirsty Thursday: Battle of the Bars”
Thirsty Thursday: Nuestra Cocina
I’m a little embarrassed to say I drive by Nuestra Cocina all the time. It took me until a few months ago to check this place out. And now I’m hooked! I get off work at 4:15 and by the time I get over there the doors are swinging open at 5pm and the barContinue reading “Thirsty Thursday: Nuestra Cocina”
Thirsty Thursday: Luc Lac
I have a new favorite happiest hour. There’s a new Vietnamese restaurant, Luc Lac, near my office. Everything I had heard was outstanding. Then by chance I met the bartender at an event. Just one more reason to check this place out. The space is open and the decor is great. Whenever I walk byContinue reading “Thirsty Thursday: Luc Lac”
those mad, mad martinis
I’m sure you’ve heard Mad Men is back. What can be more fun than watching handsome men in suits drinking martinis? I’ll tell you honestly, I enjoy Mad Men, but it affects my dreams. Season 4 was so dark. I think it all hits a little too close to home for me. I have aContinue reading “those mad, mad martinis”
eat & drink and eat & drink some more
I just got scolded for going radio silent for a few days. But Brother was here and we had serious business to attend to. We had to EAT! and eat we did! Tour d’Portland commenced Friday lunch at a local landmark, Nicholas Restaurant. I knew the Mezza for 3 would be more than enough forContinue reading “eat & drink and eat & drink some more”
punch it to me!
Since it is Friday after a long week of snow, slush, rain and mud I thought I would end the week with a cocktail to warm the cockles. I have a friend who presses fresh pear and apple cider every year. There are few things tastier than fresh pressed cider. I spruced it up withContinue reading “punch it to me!”
another freaking pizza?!
I think by now you know I have a special affinity for my pizza. I’m always looking for new toppings and trying out various flour mixes. Today’s was a bit of a kitchen sink experiment. With my baking bender of late, I’ve accumulated a few flours that needed to be finished off. Today’s recipe was, asContinue reading “another freaking pizza?!”
Bacon + Vodka = BFF
Do I need to say any more that title? I applewood smoked 2 cups of Portland 88 Vodka for 40 minutes. Then used the smoked vodka to make one of the most amazing martinis. 1 part applewood smoked 88 1/2 part Hot Monkey Vodka 1″ bacon shake, strain, enjoy.