What To Do With A Big Box Of Arugula

Impulse buys at the supermarket can be dangerous. Black and white cookies from the bakery, premium ice cream, or even over-priced filet mignon or lobster tails are guilt-inducing purchases. But impulse buys can be healthy choices, too. Baby arugula, fresh bright green leaves in a big 11-ounce box for only $5 had me at “hello”.Continue reading “What To Do With A Big Box Of Arugula”

Goldilocks and the Three Bourbons: Making Old Fashioned Cocktails

Making Old Fashioned cocktails with three different bourbons turned into a Goldilocks and the Three Bears kind of story. First Goldilocks muddled two orange wedges and 2 maraschino cherries way too hard. Too fruity! Next Goldilocks used an orange slice and cherries as garnish with no muddling. Not fruity at all! Finally, Goldilocks muddled gently and the Old Fashioned turned out just right, the perfect balance of fruit, bitters, and bourbon.

Cranberry Juice and Vodka Drink Lab

We’ve chosen the Capescrew and the Classic Cosmopolitan for tonight’s drink lab. The Capescrew is a mash up of a Screwdriver, made with vodka and orange juice, and a Cape Cod, made with vodka and cranberry juice. The Cosmo is classic cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and a splash of lime.