The Tom Cat cocktail from The Hygge Life.

While I can’t believe January is almost over, I’m also relieved that January is almost over. This is my least favorite time of year, and furry blanket and globe lights aside, I’m eager for the trees to have leaves on them again and for a 60-degree day to be a normal one rather than a…

Grapefruit moonshine and rosemary sparkler, pending a better name.

When you go to a local food festival and end up tasting a really delicious grapefruit-infused moonshine you obviously need to buy yourself a bottle of it to take home…but then the question remains: what to make with it? This was the conundrum I had after picking up a bottle of Belle Isle’s Ruby Red…

07.03.10: dinner (finally, the ceviche emerges).

Sometimes I wonder if our readers take note of single commentary words in the title of the posts.  Ceviche “finally emerges”?  I have made this a few times now, and each time the wife dutifully photographs it and waits for me to wax philosophical on the majesty of macerated fish. The problem is that I was never…

03.16.10: digestivo (is it limoncello?)

There’s something magical about taking a nondescript bottle of vodka and turning it into limoncello; that is, until you turn it into pompelmocello (or whatever the Italians call grapefruit peels steeped in alcohol and sugar syrup–I’m improvising here).  As lovely as lemons are, I’m one who can eat a few grapefruit in one sitting if…

04.26.09: brunch.

      It’s very rare that I buy lunch during the week, but following the taping on Thursday I found myself in the Whole Foods near my office picking up a so-so sandwich and almost buying the latest issue of Saveur.  There’s a gorgeous focaccia dappled with cherry tomatoes on the cover, but I…

12.20.08: brunch

Nothing makes me happier than getting up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and trudging over to Romeo & Cesares for brunch fixings.  Sometimes eggs are involved, but often it’s me picking up either a loaf of Chabaso ciabatta bread or their ciabatta rolls, two or three grapefruit and some Charvie goat cheese (it spreads…