Manhattan Cocktail Glasses

MANHATTAN COCKTAIL RECIPES – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The Past – Classic Manhattan Cocktail Recipe While the exact origin of the classic Manhattan remains unknown, the following recipe remains a classic. 2 oz. Rye Whiskey 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth 5 drops Angostura Bitters Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail […]

Schott Zwiesel Beaujolais Wine Glass

Route du Beaujolais

Beaujolais by Mary Grace Rodarte Summertime means it’s time to drink Beaujolais! For those unfamiliar with Beaujolais (pronounced boh-zhuh-ley, not boo-), it is a red wine that is unusually light bodied, high in acid, low in tannins and alcohol, and often described as refreshing and fruity. This is the perfect house wine to have a […]

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction “Speculative fiction is a fiction genre speculating about worlds that are unlike the real world in various important ways.” Goodreads.  Parvus Press Speculative Fiction Publisher Over Thanksgiving, I learned to my surprise, that my sharp-witted nephew had started a publishing company called Parvus Press. As you can imagine this sparked my curiosity. Parvus Press […]

Hunter’s Stew Recipe

Hunter’s Stew Bigos Every culture has its own specific stew. Stews were designed to use leftovers. Hunter’s Stew or Bigos is considered one of Poland’s national dishes. Like most dishes the details will vary by region and taste. As with all recipes the joy comes in trying your own variations. The following recipe will take […]

Baltimore Eggnog Recipe

Delicious Baltimore Eggnog Recipe I found this Baltimore Eggnog recipe written down on a piece of paper among my dad’s recipes. It is the classic eggnog and is worth every minute of preparation. Your guests will compliment you knowing it did not come out of a carton. Eggnog is no longer just for the Christmas […]

Warm Weather Punch and Wine Cooler Recipes

Now that you have new Concerto Punch Bowl Set you will need some refreshing recipes. Here are three quick and easy recipes to try. Let us know what you think. Lime Punch Ingredients 2 – 3 ounce lime flavored Jell-O pouches 1 – Quart hot water 1 – 46 ounce can pineapple juice 2 -12 […]

Manhattan Cocktail Glasses

MANHATTAN COCKTAIL RECIPES – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The Past – Classic Manhattan Cocktail Recipe While the exact origin of the classic Manhattan remains unknown, the following recipe remains a classic. 2 oz. Rye Whiskey 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth 5 drops Angostura Bitters Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail […]

Red Wine and Your Health

Red Wine and Your Health

  Red Wine and Your Health A great deal has been written on the health benefits, or the potential health benefits, of drinking red wine in moderation. Most define moderation as one to two 5-ounce glasses per day for a man and one 5-ounce glass per day for a woman. While there appears to be […]

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

Why choose between pumpkin or pecan, I love both. Combine pumpkin with pecans for a delicious pumpkin pecan pie. Pumpkin is a great complement to pecans and the two make a fantastic dessert. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) melted butter 1 cup canned pumpkin […]

Schott Zwiesel Beaujolais Wine Glass

Route du Beaujolais

Beaujolais by Mary Grace Rodarte Summertime means it’s time to drink Beaujolais! For those unfamiliar with Beaujolais (pronounced boh-zhuh-ley, not boo-), it is a red wine that is unusually light bodied, high in acid, low in tannins and alcohol, and often described as refreshing and fruity. This is the perfect house wine to have a […]

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction “Speculative fiction is a fiction genre speculating about worlds that are unlike the real world in various important ways.” Goodreads.  Parvus Press Speculative Fiction Publisher Over Thanksgiving, I learned to my surprise, that my sharp-witted nephew had started a publishing company called Parvus Press. As you can imagine this sparked my curiosity. Parvus Press […]

Linquini with Garlic Shrimp and Vegetables

My wife enjoys vegetables and I enjoy shrimp so we combined our favorites into one delicious linguine & shrimp dish. The trick to this recipe is in the timing. I will first partially cook the onions, asparagus and the mushrooms then the shrimp. I place them in a bowl while the linguine cooks. Again, I […]

A Wine Journey by Dale Stephen Sparks

I read the following article by Dale Stephen Sparks, Transcending Trends and Fads, first published in the September 2016 issue of Desert Leaf magazine. I was fascinated with his journey to Villafranca del Bierzo in Spain but, more impressively, his “discovery” of the local wine makers efforts at preserving the local old high-altitude vineyards. While […]

Why Choose Artisan Inspired Dinnerware

Plum Street Pottery focuses on providing what we call “artisan inspired” dinnerware. We have always admired the skill and imagination of ceramic artists. Artisan dinnerware is hand-made and each piece exhibits its own unique characteristics. The artistic nature of this tableware is meant to be seen whether on your table or decorating your buffet. What […]

Whiskey Sour Cocktail

  Whiskey Sour Cocktails are back but they do not have to be exotic time consuming concoctions. A simple whiskey sour is quick, easy and refreshing. This recipe, in particular, will appeal to the Jack Daniel Honey whiskey lovers. The recipe calls for Jack Daniels but any good whiskey will work well!  Ingredients 2 ounces […]

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