Suzi's Blog

Florida Cocktail Cordial from Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

How you gonna spend the weekend? The calendar says that winter is almost gone. Here in the Catskill Mountains, winter really never came. Our driveway was plowed once. We never had enough snow to use our snowshoes. Suzen is smiling. Not a winter girl much anymore. More of a tropical girl each year. From the…

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Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has a suggested dessert for each one of the 365 days our planet needs to circle the sun. You could just follow the book, day by day, around the spinning year. But, but, there are these photos by Erin Kunkel that really make you want to jump around. Change orbits,…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

  I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean preserved…

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Grapefruit Shrub from A Modern Guide to Sherry

Shrubs are making a comeback and deservedly so. Not the shrubs you plant. It's the shrumbs you drink. With delight. Actually, the term "shrub" covers both the ultimate beverage and the “drinking vinegar” that is its flavor base. A vinegared syrup is mixed with spirits, water, or carbonated water and enjoyed as a most refreshing…

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