Luscious, rich caramel ice cream softened with spice and the subtle bitterness of black coffee. The kind of dessert that you feel compelled to tell every one who tries that you made that, that ice cream is you. Take said coffee caramel ice cream and sandwich it between two layers of soft, rich chocolate cookie, you […]
Snow on Sand: Hot Coffee Cocktail w/rum, orange liqueur, and amaretto cream Naming drinks is almost as hard as coming up with them. I began with all that follows the colon: Hot Coffee Cocktail w/rum, orange liqueur, and amaretto cream. But the bartender in me rebelled, the story writer- who can’t come up with a […]
Citrus Cardamom Coffee Spritzers and Monday Mocktail Regrets It has been months since I infused simple syrup with several botanicals (cardamom, rosemary, ginger, black pepper) and vowed to dedicate my Mondays to a new post, a theme even. Monday! Mocktail! I even added words to a picture. And then the Mondays slipped away one after […]
This began with a late night craving for vanilla pudding and, after a shaggy dog series of steps, evolved into some mighty fine layered popsicles.
Portland got its (semi) annual snow storm over the weekend so rather than brave the icy/slushy streets (nothing is plowed but the main roads and according to the internets 90% of the roads will never get plowed) we stayed home and I made cocktails with what was in the cupboard.