Tag Archives: holidays

Sunday Suppers: Irish Memories

We visited Ireland in 2010 and really enjoyed the food. Sure we had a lot of fish and chips and Guinness pies, but we also ate hearty oat bread slathered with marmalade, mussels with rich broth, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Pomegranate is for Lovers

You can make your own juice for this drink, if you really love someone. We won’t tell if you use store-bought for your Valentine though. The recipe, which calls for vanilla vodka, coffee and chocolate liqueurs as well as pomegranate … Continue reading

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Have a Happy New Year

We’ll be taking it easy on New Year’s Eve, probably having a bottle of sparkling wine at home. While we’ll be drinking it straight, or maybe with a drizzle of limoncello here are our favorite ways to mix it up … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Cranberries Galore

We’re not sure what the shelf life is on cranberry sauce, but it seems like by the time we finish off our batch from Thanksgiving we’re wanting to make another batch for Christmas. The drink above (The Cranberry Cocktail) was … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread with Lemon Icing

The fresh ginger and lemon juice really make this cake stand out. Don’t skimp on the spices. It’s Christmas, just ask Santa to bring you more. Gingerbread 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white if you prefer) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini

Noel, Noel … where the hell, did I set my drink down? Thanks, thanks, we’ll be here the rest of the year. Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini 1 1/2 ounces regular or vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce creme de cacao 1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Liquid Cream Puffs

This drink reminds of of the Italian sodas we had at a restaurant off Jackson Square in New Orleans. Now if we can only recreate the soft shell crab eggs Benedict…. Cream Puff 1 1/4 oz spiced rum 1 tsp … Continue reading

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