Archive for November, 2012

Cranberry Daiquiri

Cranberry Daiquiri

The basic components of a Daiquiri are rum, a sweetener, lime juice and ice and it’s not surprising that this simple balance of ingredients really allows the rum to stand out. Emerging out of Cuba in the early 1900’s, where there was an abundance locally produced rum, lime and sugar, the cocktail quickly grew in […]


Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

Chestnut season each year arrives just in time for the holidays, making this treat a great way to wrap up any winter holiday meal.  A special chestnut roasting pan with holes in the bottom is not required, but it does make the roasting a little more exciting.  We usually just roast them in the oven, […]


Blackberry Hot Toddy

Blackberry Hot Toddy

If you’ve had trouble finding a recipe for a traditional Hot Toddy, welcome to the club.  The proper ingredients for this heated drink are surprisingly hotly debated.  Even the origin of the name is not exactly known, but suspected to have come about in the 1700s.  Due to frequent trade between Britain and India at […]


Apple Chips

Apple Chips

Apple chips are really easy to make, and are a sweet, healthy, crunchy snack addiction.  You don’t need to add anything at all – just bake a bunch of apple slices at 200F for an hour, then flip them and continue baking until mostly dry.  Brushing with a little optional maple syrup and cinnamon makes […]