Hot Chocolate Improv

  Unexpected snow day? Trying to delay the inevitable gear yourself up for shoveling? Polar explorers drank hot chocolate to keep up their morale and stamina. This magical brew can offer the sustenance you need to tackle virile challenges. “But I’ll have to shovel my way out to get to Starbucks,” you say? Relax. I’m here to […]

Two Kumquat Cocktails

Two easy recipes for winter holiday cocktails: 1) A tart and tangy kumquat whiskey sour is a great way to start your New Year’s Eve party. 2) A clean and fresh kumquat champagne cocktail is the perfect way to toast the new year at the stroke of midnight, or to mark any special occasion.

Fruit Strudel Cookies

An old-world, old-fashioned cookie recipe. Wonderful for Christmas, but suitable for any time you want to brighten the cold, dark days of winter. Olive oil enriches the pastry. Raisins, apples, apricots, and a bit of sugar sweeten the filling. Requires a bit more than average baking skills, but well worth the effort.