Cocktail of the Month: Apple Mojito

The mojito is pure refreshment. I remember my first encounter with the mojito, thinking it was too good to be true.  Mint, lime, and sparkling water bring a freshness that can’t be beat. When made properly the rum is only slightly noticed, making it a dangerous concoction for afternoons on the patio.  In an effort to […]

Treat of the Week: Coconut Lime Panna Cotta Tartlettes

coconut lime panna cotta recipe

If last week’s treat was for me, then this one is for you. I feel as though I’ve neglected you all for the past month so consider this my peace offering. Beyond the fact that it is so darn cute, it is ridiculously tasty. Also, I got to work with key limes that rival kumquats […]

Treat of the Week: Raspberry Lime Madeleines

I am a simple man. It doesn’t take much to make me happy and it typically begins with baked goods or chocolate… or a combination of the two. A sure-fire win for Valentine’s Day would be a simple box of cookies or brownies or madeleines. I do LOVE madeleines (like these orange anise ones). They […]

Patio Perfect: Pitcher Cocktails

pitcher cocktail recipes

Spring. The birds are chirping, the sun begins to shine a little more, and all over people start venturing outside to enjoy the greatest of all man-made features…the patio. Yes, It is once again patio season. Time to hose down the patio furniture, hang a few ferns, crank up the warm weather tunes, invite a […]

Cocktail of the Month: Rosemary Gimlet

rosemary gimlet cocktail recipe

August. The Dog Days of Summer. The heat is draining and the back to school blues are playing their tune. Let’s face it, we could all use a little pick me up. What better way to put the pep back in your summer step than with this ridiculously delicious cocktail featuring our favorite summer spirit: […]

Cocktail of the Month: Watermelon Cooler

watermelon cooler cocktail recipe

Summer is in full swing and things are hot! hot! hot! Cool refreshment is in high demand and we have just the solution. The cocktail of the month for July is a super simple Watermelon Cooler. The ingredients are fresh and refreshing. The crushed watermelon is sweet and countered nicely with just enough citrus from the lime juice. […]

Man Week: The Story of Gin

the story of gin

Gin. The ultimate summer spirit. While some associate Gin with little old ladies and/or the country club crowd, it is in fact one of the most versatile and misunderstood spirits on the shelf. From the distinct class of a well-crafted martini to the refreshing barroom favorite of a gin and tonic. Gin has fortified the […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Mai Tai

mai tai recipe

Oh, Me!  Oh, Mai! It’s May, which means it’s almost summertime. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm days and cool nights. This month we’re featuring one of ‘Mai’ favorite summer drinks (and fall and winter and spring, really anytime I want to pretend I’m somewhere tropical). It’s the drink that launched a national craze, […]

Cocktail of the Month: Matcha Green Tea Gimlet

Ahhh March. That wonderful month of the year that bridges the cold sullen grey of February with the bright vibrancy of April. In March it seems everything is turning green, from the medians on the highway to the St Paddy’s Day revelers. What better way to celebrate this unique month than with a uniquely green […]

Lola Cooks: Citrus Marmalade

citrus marmalade recipe

There is a proliferation of citrus populating the produce section.  I find myself trying new ways to fit it into every meal. Many years ago I fell in love with butter croissants and orange marmalade. For me, this coupled with a freshly pressed pot of coffee is the perfect breakfast indulgence. While it may be a surprise […]