Banana Ice Cream

For years I ate oatmeal with bananas every day for breakfast. But one must not get caught up in the rut of repetition. One must try new things, explore new avenues, conquer new experiences. And so at some point I switched over to eating my oats with raisins.

I still do love bananas, though. But there’s [...]

A Fall of Returning

I’m ready to return to making pies and curling up with a new television show and soup and boozy tea. I’m excited to get back together with people to eat food and share libations and in general keep warm. Ready for fall.

September hadn’t even begun yet when I made this vegetable pie, for [...]

What a donkey.

31st century (for 4 tequila drinkers)

4 ½ oz lime juice

8 oz Sparkle Donkey double distilled Silver Tequila

6 oz Crème de Cacao

2 droppers of Thai chili tincture*

¾ oz simple syrup

Small handful of mint leaves

Muddle mint in the bottom of shaker. Add ice then rest of ingredients. Shake and strain into 4 chilled absinthe-rinsed coupe [...]

Summer’s Golden Ratios

Copper & Silver

So if a Moscow Mule & Mint Julep spill into each other, do they become a Mintcow Mulep?

Ahem. Anyway.  I’ve been writing copy about the Moscow Mule’s traditional receptacle, the copper mug, and the Mint Julep’s silver tumbler, both created decades ago in the name of marketing, then abandoned after [...]

Spring & Scotch

Week 1: Creme, Tart, Spring

Weekend agenda:

Make twinkies
Make something with rhubarb
Learn how to make spring rolls

1. Made the easiest thing first: rhubarb syrup for cocktails, or as I’m enjoying it most, over ice with seltzer water and a slice of lime for a refreshingly tart soda. A couple stalks of rhubarb, some lime juice and sugar [...]

Vanilla, Orange & Crumb

>>>>>Friday

So I made a batch of David Lebovitz’s vanilla ice cream. I’ve made several of his flavors, as you know, but never the most classic. Turns out it’s wonderful, combining an entire vanilla bean with its seeds and 3/4 teaspoon of extract (I did a combination of Madagascar Bourbon paste [magical stuff] and [my very [...]