Something to Sip with your Summer Reading

In Paullina Simons’ novel The Summer Garden, Tatiana and Alexander are rebuilding their lives in Scottsdale, Arizona after surviving the punishing years of World War II in Russia and Germany. Now, living happily in Arizona with their young son, they enjoy the foods of the United States and Mexico. Simons is never quite clear if … Continue reading

Cheers: Alice’s Tea-jito

One of my favorite cocktails is the mojito. Although more of a summer drink, the refreshing combination of citrus, mint, sweetness, and rum transports me to a warm beach, even if I am in cold and dreary NYC. Since more snow is headed our way, my game plan is to make some mojitos for brunch … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

The end of 2010 is finally here, so let’s bring in the new year with a bang (literally) by whipping up a French 75 Number 1. Named after a powerful but reputedly smooth French 75 millimeter cannon that was said to have helped win World War I, this glamorous drink could be used as a … Continue reading

Cheers: Riposto from The New Brooklyn Cookbook

s I mentioned in my Cookie Week post, I am new to living on my own and my roommate and I decided to go to a Christmas tree farm to get a tree this year to make it really start to feel like the holidays. Growing up, my family did have live Christmas trees, but … Continue reading

Cheers: Billie’s Hot Chocolate with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Winter may not officially start for a couple weeks, but the cold has hit New York City, and as usual, I’m being a wimp about it. I wasn’t always this way, and can remember, as a kid, all the fun I would have spending hours in the snow building snowmen, sledding, and just rolling around … Continue reading