Category : Libations

Three Hot Toddy Recipes

Three Hot Toddy Recipes

I spent the holidays on the road this year with a whirlwind trip to Florida for my first warm weather Christmas, then in Pennsylvania to see my parents before rushing off to New York City for a balmy rooftop New Year’s Eve. Apparently winter became aware that I was avoiding the cold weather and decided […]

Food Gift Idea: Spicy Hot Cocoa

This post is the fourth in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the […]

Brandied Cherries

Brandied Cherries

I have been walking past the fresh cherries in the store for a while now and never picked any up. Until today. I had a cherry tree at the house I grew up at, and remember fighting the birds for the cherries. The birds were willing to eat the cherries before they were ripe though, […]

Year One STL: Schlafly Pale Ale

Year One STL: Schlafly Pale Ale

Dr. Fiance and I moved to St. Louis on July 1, 2010. It is hard to believe that we are coming up on our first anniversary in Missouri. In honor of this first year I am going to be publishing a series of posts about the things that we have come to love about St. […]

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

I used to work with a guy who, without fail, would greet the beginning of each and every week with the same statement: “Mondays…” he would sigh, dropping into a chair in front of his computer. “Mondays.” On Fridays at the other end of the week the same guy would put on his overcoat and […]

The Perfect Martini

The Perfect Martini

It is hard to beat a good cocktail. I feel like I could end this post with that statement. The only thing that beats a good cocktail is a good cocktail served with or perhaps directly before good food. Where champagne is drunk on more holidays and special occasions, the cocktail celebrates the end of […]

Clementine Cranberry Cocktail

Clementine Cranberry Cocktail

A few years ago I decided that to be a man I must teach myself to enjoy whiskey. So I started ordering bourbons when I went out. Then it was Irish whiskey. Then Canadian whiskey. And rye. I was totally converted and therefore I am now a man. Manly am I. Hair on my chest […]

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