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Winterize Your Cocktails

Winterize Your Cocktails

Now that the colder weather is here and you’ve put away your beach towel it’s time to winterize your cocktails. One way to achieve this is by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs-before–dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs-that have become more popular and widely available. Amari can add structure and backbone to cocktails and […]

Planning Your Thanksgiving

Planning Your Thanksgiving

Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or you’ve been making the family feast for decades, refer to our Thanksgiving timeline checklist to keep your prepping, shopping, and cooking on track for the big day. 1 TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING Confirm the number of guests and plan your menu Order your turkey Plan your table […]

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Whether you’re a frequent or an occasional restaurant diner it’s nice to know a few inside tips on how to maximize your experience. If you’re health conscious, don’t buy into claims that the food you order will meet your needs. Most restaurants don’t make food that’s healthy. They’re job is to make it taste good. […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

Fall Evenings

Fall Evenings

On fall evenings I often like to sit by the fire and sip a nice glass of wine or a sweet & tart cocktail.

Turkey

Turkey

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks of turkey that roamed wild […]

Know Your Vinegar

Know Your Vinegar

Know Your Vinegar Pickling season is here and it’s important to know about the various vinegars. Vinegar is usually made by oxidation of the alcohol in wine, cider, or malt. Vinegar provides the tart pucker flavor in pickles, but it also acts as a preservative. If a recipe calls for vinegar, it will most likely […]

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic Vinegar Equal amount of sherry […]

Wine Is Just Happiness

Wine Is Just Happiness

Wine Is Just Happiness Borrowed From Tomorrow