On the coffee snob scale I think I fall somewhere between Chock Full of Nuts (I’m not even sure that is still for sale but I do love the old theme song) and a bean with flavor notes longer than my arm that requires a specific temperature and method of brewing or pressing or distilling. […]
Saint Patricks Day
Irish Cream Pie w/graham cracker crust
This delicious custard cream pie uses the raw ingredients for Irish Cream (no Baileys, just Whiskey) to make a from scratch pie that satisfies all your Irish Cream cravings. With a crisp graham cracker crust and just a whisper of chocolate and coffee this should remind you both of your favorite cream pie and of […]
Guinness Irish Stout and Mushroom Gravy
A rich and hearty gravy made with Guinness Irish Stout and mushrooms. Perfect with potatoes, bangers, or add a little milk or cream and make a luxuriously silky malty beer for breakfast biscuits and gravy.
Feeling Lucky: Individual Irish Soda Breads with chive butter
Quick and delicious Individual Irish Soda breads slathered with chive butter. Made without eggs and kneaded in the food processor these rolls, adapted from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, are as quick as biscuits but as versatile as yeasted bread. Feeling Lucky: on finding four-leaf clovers For my fifth and sixth grade years we […]
Homemade Guinness Mustard
Homemade Guinness Mustard: Spicy, malty, mustardy, and made by you. Eat it all or share with your friends. Ah March, home of the other amateur drinking day when the party tents go up at every Irish bar in town. Years ago in San Francisco I went to one of my favorite watering holes with a […]
maple meyer lemon hot toddy
Meyer lemon and maple melded with just a whisper of rosemary in a hot toddy that makes the cold a little less so.