Category Archives: Cuisine

Cuisine. A good, sharp knife. 11.24.20

Folks wind up in the emergency room on Thanksgiving, an US, harvest-oriented holiday based on the myth of a shared meal between Indigenous people and “colonizers” who “discovered America and then proceeded to annex land, intentionally sicken the indigenous folks, … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Cocktail. Gin Jam. 10.08.20

Costco and Bonne Mamman FINALLY offers a nice, big jar of their 4-fruits preserves, and a very impressive looking bottle of Aviator Gin, so it felt like a good time for a GinJam, a cocktail where you use jam or … Continue reading

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Cuisine.Drinks.The Apple Blossom. 10-4-20

The temperatures are beginning to drop in the evenings, and, for me, that means my cocktails start to move away from Tequila Anejo, Reposado, and Gin and into Rye, Bourbon and Whiskey as the base alcohol. I rarely drink vodka … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Cocktail. Butterfly Gin Sour. 6.4.20

Butterfly Pea Blossom tea is derived from small blue flowers from Thailand, and is interesting as a colorant/infusion to alcohol, since if you add something that moves the pH to the acid side of the scale, the liquid phases from … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Some tips for the new cook. 5.19.20

  This post is from an article I wrote on Quora, and people seemed to enjoy it, so I’m posting it here as well. I’m not a chef  – I didn’t serve a rigorous French training campaign with stages in … Continue reading

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The 400 Dollar Apple Juice

I bought some apples about a week ago from Costco, and wasn’t quite ready to make pies yet, but I had a craving for some apple juice.   I usually tend to stay away from the store bought kind because … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Booze. Carrot Cake Cocktail. 7-24-18

C ocktail time: Carrot Cake No frosting necessary. Give it a minute. It makes it’s own. 4.0 oz fresh carrot juice (including those little red and purple ones from the garden .25 oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram .5 oz Domaine … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Booze. Izze Gin Fizz. 6-19-18

0.5 oz Aperol 0.5 oz St. Germain Liqueur 0.5 oz Grand Marnier 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin 5 ice cubes 3-5 Drops Jamaican #2 Bitters 5 oz Izze Pink Grapefruit Soda. Shake booze over ice, then strain over new ice, … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Cocktail Hour. The Elephant in the Room. 03-10-18.

It felt like it was time to take a trip out to Old Line Liquors on Baltimore Pike in Maryland. It’s a Veteran owned and operated store in the footprint of the now defunct Circuit City store. I prefer them … Continue reading

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Cuisine. Chicken Leek soup in the Instant Pot. 11-30

3 hotel cut (leg and thigh, skin on) chicken legs – bones in, they add flavor to your soup. 2 carrots, diced to 1/4 inch 1 stalk of celery, diced to 1/4 inch 2 shallots, diced to 1/4 inch 2 … Continue reading

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