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…
Since my shrub has been ready I’ve mostly been mixing it up with some gin in the following proportions as I felt like the floral notes of gin would pair well with it (NOTE: I used the same formula for the Kumquat shrub too and it was equally yummy): 1 shot of shrub 1shot gin 2 shots fizzy water But then last night, our family … Continue reading Cherry Shrub cocktails
We came home from the farm with A LOT of cherries, so along with kumquats I’ve been searching for boozy ways to preserve these as well. First up, Brandied Cherries, which my mom used to make and are excellent in cocktails or over ice cream or cheesecake. This recipe from Saveur seemed to be the easiest and most straightforward. You’ll need: 2 cups sugar 4 … Continue reading Brandied Cherries
While we were down on the farm we noticed the kumquat tree was still sprouting lots of fruit, so the morning we were driving back I got up early to pick a bagful to bring home. Along the way I started searching for kumquat recipes – specifically ones to make a limoncello as a friend had suggested the idea the last time I brought kumquats … Continue reading Kumquatcello
On a recent trip to the walnut farm down in California, we were lucky enough to arrive at the tail end of the cherry harvest. I have several posts to come about the bounty I brought home, but we’ll kick it off with the first one that got my wheels turning. The neighbors down the road gifted us a jar of White Cherries in Canadian … Continue reading Rainers in Whiskey
Thanks Real Simple! These look like a fun experiment to try over winter break: Continue reading Holiday Cookies as Cocktails?
My mom-in-law posted this Food Network video on her FB page – do I have enough time to make this happen??? Continue reading Boozy Cranberry Sauce
check out my latest guest blog over at Mystery Playground: a review of Paper Towns washed down with a cold beer…. Continue reading #DrinkswithReads: Paper Towns & a Cold Beer
Last week my friend EG organized the Taste for Treehouse event, featuring several local wines, beers & spirits all for a good cause! For those of you unfamiliar with Treehouse, they aim to give foster kids a childhood & a future through a variety of services. While enjoying our samples from Stoup, No. 6 cider, chateau Ste. Michelle, Brovo Spirits, Elysian, and many more we sampled … Continue reading Drinking for a good cause!
Heading into Tofino, we knew we would make a stop at the local brewing company, but we actually ended up stopping by every other day. When its raining out, you need beer to survive right? They have a nice tasting room space in an industrial type building – standard brewery set-up. Day 1 we filled the growler with the lager, a nice easy drinker. The … Continue reading Tofino Brewing Co.