Sure, we can go out for margaritas, to Harry’s or The Shed, and have them carried to me as a sit somewhere in my beautiful hometown of Santa Fe.. But sometimes, I want to have my margarita on my own comfortable couch and look out my own windows at theContinue readingMargarita
September 1, 2022 Steak, baked potato and panzanella The steak was a rib-eye – about 3/4 of a pound – that we split. Simply grilled on the barbecue this was the epicenter of this meal so the side and our wine selection was made to co-ordinate with it. We boughtContinue readingA red Graves –
Halibut with Brown Butter Sauce Pour a tablespoon or two of olive oil into a well-made heavy skillet and set on barbecue, two burners going if possible, at medium high heat. When oil is hot, but not smoking, use a oven mitt to swirl to evenly coat the pan, thenContinue readingHalibut and Chardonnay
As members of the monthly wine club at Susan’s Fine Wine & Spirits, we were given two free drink tickets when we picked up our two wines of the month – Italian: a red and a white. It was 3 o’clock so we said ‘okay,’ to cocktails in their loungeContinue readingCocktail Tasting at Susan’s
Blood Orange Margarita First, we don’t have a kitchen. Everything we use has to be washed in the bathroom sink, and cooking done on a hotplate or the BBQ. Refrigeration is a dorm fridge – we’re lucky we had one. But the freeze doesn’t know it’s limits and is iffyContinue readingBlood Orange Margarita
Making cocktails that quench but don’t inebriate At least three elements of flavor in a drink makes me feel like I’m having a cocktail, even if no alcoholic beverage is in the glass. And cranberry juice is bitter enough that it feels like alcohol. Why would I worry about makingContinue readingMocktails
Pour vodka on fresh sorrel leaves. Let sit for at least 20 minutes. Blend with an immersion blender until very minced. Add ice and strain into chilled martini glasses. Set in the setting sunlight coming through your front – westerly facing – window.
Before there was high quality tonic with low sugar, we bought Cinchona bark, which is the source of quinine – the medicine that treats malaria and is the active ingredient of tonic. In April of 2015, I found ground cinchona power at Rebecca’s – a natural pharmacy in Boulder. LimeContinue readingGin & Homemade Tonic
The perfect August celebration — meeting friends at 5 p.m. on their fifth floor balcony at the Magnolia, a boutique, downtown Denver hotel — started with champagne and popcorn. August in Denver is very hot for people used to living in the mountains, so I crave cold bubbly wine. IContinue readingCelebrating something special: Roederer & Redenbacker.