Concord Grape Balsamic Shrub

We received some concord grapes in our produce box, and after eating a few they started to languish in the fridge.  Not wanting them to go to waste, I remembered my friend NC making a grape shrub last year, so I quickly searched the internet for a recipe and got to work. I used this recipe from Food 52:  https://food52.com/recipes/19334-concord-grape-balsamic-shrub 3 1/2 cups Concord grapes … Continue reading Concord Grape Balsamic Shrub

Olympics = Caipirinhas

Each Olympics I host an Opening Ceremony party, with the theme being whatever country is hosting.  With the fiesta kicking off in Rio this year, I grabbed a bottle of cachaça to mix up their national drink for the big night. Caipirinhas are pretty easy to make – you just need the chacaca, sugar, limes and ice. Muddle 4 lime wedges and 2 teaspoons sugar … Continue reading Olympics = Caipirinhas

Kumquatcello continued…

After letting my kumquats sit for about 35 days, I strained them yesterday to finish off my kumquatcello. First, I strained the kumquats through a fine sieve into a large bowl. And while they continued draining, I made some simple syrup in a 1:1 ratio (aka, 1 cup water per 1 cup sugar). Next, I assembled my jars and added the strained kumquat liquid into … Continue reading Kumquatcello continued…