The Old-Fashioned

As you begin actually mixing cocktails behind your newly developed home bar there are a few “old standbys” that you will want to be able to make; either for yourself or guests you entertain. The first we will discuss is the granddad of cocktails, the Old Fashioned. Rarely have I attended a party or frequented … Continue reading The Old-Fashioned

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ahh Paris...  The Farmer & I recently returned from a week abroad & I don't know what it is, but there is just something about Europe that gets your creative juices flowing again!  While I was feeling European & "fancy" I decided to whip up a batch of my homemade mayonnaise - which is just … Continue reading Homemade Mayonnaise

The European/Chicago Haul

While in Europe we decided to drink like the locals (not only in wine & beer this time) and here are the results. Some are rare, some are not; but all are very special to me for many different reasons. I cannot wait to tell you about them!  From the Top-Left Casa Noble Single Barrel … Continue reading The European/Chicago Haul

Deconstructed Salmon Niçoise

After any amount of time in Europe the cuisine seems to dominate my menu plan for the weeks following our return to the states. Our most recent journey abroad took The Farmer & I to Paris and Amsterdam. As we ate our way through Paris I immediately started thinking about ways to incorporate Parisian style … Continue reading Deconstructed Salmon Niçoise