Thursday, September 25, 2014
The basic daiquiri is a wonderfully simple and tasty classic. Just three ingredients - rum, lime and sugar. But those few components blend together so harmoniously. Much more fun, though, is the fact that it's an easy drink to adapt.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I still remember the first time I heard about apple martinis. It sounded so unusual and intriguing and, when I was at a restaurant that offered it, I was excited to try. Until it arrived, all neon green and practically glowing in the glass. Hmm. Oh, it tasted nice, even if not exactly like apple, but somehow not quite what I expected.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The temperature has finally fallen a bit around here. Still warm but no longer hot. The summer fruits are disappearing, replaced by lovely apples and pears and figs! Yay for figs. They have such a short growing season from late summer into early fall and are almost gone already.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, we're in that place between mourning the passing of summer and the anticipation of autumn and a slight nip in the air. And while many of the summer fruits are becoming scarcer, they're being replaced with juicy apples and fragrant ripe pears. I'm actually a little obsessed with pears these days.