Camomile Sour

I love a good cup of tea! It can be so comforting and I have always loved the slight bitterness. Camomile is one of my favorites and it adds so much to this bright refreshing summer cocktail! The key is to make concentrated tea ahead of time so it stands up to the rest of…

Too Early to be Spring

The temperature in Sonoma is all over the place! First it’s mid 60s, then drastically 80s for a week, and finally in the 50s! That 80 degree weather was frightening because it’s too early for spring let alone summer weather. This drink is my ode to the end of winter and my love of Middle…

Paris 1889

I have been on a serious Apéritif and Digestif kick recently! Hopefully I’m not alone in this love affair with these sweet, bitter, and herbaceous liqueurs. They add lots of complexity to a drink even with minimal ingredients. They are however one of those items that are hard to find “substitutes” for when it comes…

Clockwork Sour

Aperitifs are liqueurs drank before a meal to stimulate ones appetite. Don’t you just love the way Europeans think? There are so many ways to introduce pleasure in to ones life even as small as a drink to help increase the pleasure of a meal. Probably one of the most popular aperitifs is the Italian…

Thyme is Honey

This past week has been filled with many hours spent contemplating a serious life decision. As with many things in life the concern I had was, “will I have enough money to make this decision”? It’s unfortunate that some many decisions in life, for all of us, come down to this question. What’s more unfortunates…

Jamaican Me Thirsty

I discovered a new series on Hulu called Eater’s Guide to the World. Well, new to me since it’s actually been out since November of last year. I loved the first episode, Dining Alone in the Pacific Northwest, because I’m a solitary creature and love to explore food scenes alone. Dining with a partner is…

Desert Rose Martini

I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Assyrian, Arminian, and Persian food markets! My go to one is an Assyrian market near me, but if I see any of these, I have to go in and look around! A few reasons for going: hummus, giant bags of basmati rice, saffron for an amazing price, the best…

Pacifc Breeze

I love trying new things! Basically anything can be turned in to alcohol (that doesn’t always mean its palatable FYI) and while do to certain rules you might not be able to always classify the item as what you want (i.e. you can’t call sparkling wine, no matter how fancy it is, Champagne if its…

Hot Autumn Night

Getting over being sick during a pandemic is not fun! Your whole imagination takes over and everyone acts like you had the plague… ok Im being dramatic I had a bad cold with a fever but that didn’t stop me from being paranoid and getting tested since I still work in the public sector lol….

IRON MAIDEN

I love spicy food and I know I am not alone on this! I will specify though that I am not talking about the kind of spicy that will melt your insides and is so hot there is no other flavor. So, no, I do not eat ghost peppers for fun lol. I do however…