When the hour for happy is finally here

When the hour for happy is finally here

Some months ago, we picked up a bottle of Wigle Hopped Whiskey, I liked it a lot. Steve liked it, but not as much as I did. Well – paired with Quince & Apple’s Rhubarb Hops syrup it made a wicked Hopped Manhattan. And, Steve liked it just as much as I did! The mild sweetness from the Rhubarb pairs nicely with the slightly bitter hops. If you are a beer lover, this is the Manhattan for you!
Happy Weekend, Gentle Reader, let’s get it started on the right foot!
Hopped Manhattan
Makes 2 drinks
2 ounces Crown Royal
2 ounces Sweet Vermouth
Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice. Stir to combine. Strain into glasses and serve with a cherry.
A Meal in a Squash

A Meal in a Squash

Some months ago, as the local farmer’s market was winding down and autumn vegetables were abundant, we got quite a few acorn squash which have been waiting patiently in my cold cellar for their moment to shine. The weather has not cooperated, but it got very cold this week!

Start your ovens kind of weather!

Eat comfort foods kind of weather!


Short in stature

Short in stature

But big on taste!

I have had little to no success with “tender” breads, outside of rolls, but when I saw this recipe in the Sunday Recipe Roundup I decided to give it a try.

What it lacks in stature does not hinder the taste or texture.

Bonus in that I know where my problem lies and have ordered new yeast to solve it!


It’s a Marshmallow World

It’s a Marshmallow World

The marshmallows are done, bring on the Christmas!


There is nothing better than homemade marshmallows atop a warm cup of chocolate on Christmas morning.

Happy Christmas, Gentle Reader!

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