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Watermelon-Basil Mojito from Kim Haasarud

  A couple of days ago I did a cookbook review for 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud. She’s a genius. Just thought I’d make that as clear as the rum that dots the recipes in this lovely little book that will have you muddling away for, about, 101 nights. I love watermelon in beverages. It…

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho

I may be changing my forthcoming cookbook. I was planning to do one on B&B. That would be Bar and Brownies or cocktails meant for chocolate. But, I’m torn now. I’m headed towards that gazpacho book I’ve toyed with. There was little spring this year in the Hudson Valley, but summer has arrived. We went…

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Watermelon Spritz from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff

Ooops. Ya gotta be careful. Adding Prosecco as the last ingredient here has alcohol hitting sugar and you can generate foam. But I found it fun to let my tongue tangle in those bubbles and occasionally some foam would wander up my nose. I did not care. This drink comes from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff,…

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TBT Cookbook Review and Recipe: Santa Fe Recipe by Carl and Joan Stromquist

In 1989 Joan and Carl Stromquist published Santa Fe Recipe, a collection of 299 recipes from 30 of the wonderful restaurants that make Santa Fe, then and now, a culinary center of distinction. In the next decade, Joan, and sometimes Carl, went on to write nine more books featuring recipes from New Mexico and California.…

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