kaffir lime leaf lemonade

Spring cleaning is a bit of a cruel joke, isn’t it? It is supposed to occur around March, once all the sparkle of the new year has rusted. In the first week of the year, we are determined to compose a list of promises detailing how we are going to approach the coming 365 days […]

vanilla fizzy lifting drink

Vanilla fizzy lifting drink recipe

One of the things I miss most from my childhood is bubbles. Bubbles are awesome and shiny and they float. Anybody can play with bubbles. They aren’t for just boys or just girls. They aren’t fancy or expensive so anybody can afford them. They don’t need batteries or an outlet or instructions or a service […]

lemon rakija (croatian limoncello)

Croatian lemon rakija recipe

Well, well, well, look what the cat dragged in. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of seeing your face.┬áLast time we met, I saw you eying the twenty something blonde at the next table. After 6 years together, I’ll admit my looks were fading, the crow’s feet becoming ever more apparent. That […]

spiced hot apple cider

Fill pot with sweet and tart apples

I was a late bloomer when it came to apple cider. Texas isn’t apple country. It’s peach, jalapeno and taco country. Apples were always shipped in from north of the Mason Dixon line, so apple picking was never part of my fall agenda. Then I moved to New York and I became an instant convert. […]