The Piquant: a Rhubarb Gin Cocktail with black pepper and grapefruit I spent weeks at the tail end of last summer trying to come up with a homemade ‘tonic’ but was never satisfied with the results. After reading of inadvertent quinine overdoses I attempted a formula using other bitter roots ultimately deciding to leave it […]
“Old Dog, New Trick” gin and pink grapefruit juice cocktail with thyme and black pepper
I know. Longest title ever. Long title short story. Grapefruit on sale. Three open bottles of gin in the cabinet (gifts, every last one of ’em). Three distinctly different bottles of gin in the cabinet. Is it weird (or too Portlandia-ish)that I sniffed all three before opting for the New Deal Gin 33?
Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ciabatta with Black Pepper
Strawberries are almost in season here. At the very least they are now arriving from California not Mexico. Baby steps toward spring. Though I guess we are already entering spring’s second stage here. Daffodils have given way to tulips and the lilacs are just starting to bloom. I have a confession. I didn’t follow a […]