Gratitude

I’m thankful for low vases so one may see the people sitting across the dining table.

Elderflower Gin & Tonic

Since my freshman year in college, gin and tonic has been signature my drink. So, it was a serendipitous coincidence to discover that gin alone was relatively good for what ails us (the tonic I knew used to be therapeutic because it used to contain quinine but most tonic waters are just sugar now) is…

Roasted Turkey

Naturally, I’m busy today being Thanksgiving Eve, so this post will be brief. Roasted Turkey Organic Turkey Water Sage 6 Bay Leaves 6 Oranges, Lemon & Limes 6 Large Garlic Cloves Salt Rosemary Oregano 1 Medium Red Onion Black and Pink Peppercorns I highly recommend brining your turkey for at least 24 hours, breast side…

The Raisins of Wrath

Any person that voted for Trump or is considering a vote for Trump in the 2020 Presidential election must watch the 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath. Oscar award winning actor Henry Ford stars as Tom Joad, a poor parolee from a share cropping family living in dust bowl era Oklahoma. I particularly enjoy this…

Holiday Hors’Doeuvres

My arugula creation is a healthy treat I may serve to my dinner guests Thursday after next – it is easy to make and scrumptious too. Actually, I may wait until Christmas because the arugula leaves look like little holly leaves; nonetheless, here is the quick recipe. Holiday Holly Organic Arugula Organic Cream Cheese Wild…

Colorado Border Wall Bulldog

In my 20’s, when I wanted to stay relatively sober and stable during a night out with friends, Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks with a splash of club soda was my choice cocktail. I could drink that all night long and still maintain control. I learned of the drink in the early ’90’s when…

Winter Blues Gin Cocktail

As an experienced hostess I can say with complete authority, having a signature cocktail makes any gathering easier. With the holidays rapidly encroaching (Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving dinner is even served is a new one but ok) I have come up with some delectable drinks and hors’douerves to make the season brighter for everyone…

The Best of 2014

A Best of 2014 list on January 3rd, 2014 may seem premature. Last year I was accused of being the social media equivalent to Chicken Little following the George Zimmerman acquittal – TRY BEING BLACK FOR ONE F***ING DAY OF YOUR BLITHELY PRIVILEGED LIVES – but I regress. So, in light of the dismal drivel…