Apricot Rosemary Martini

With summer’s end fast approaching, Toby and I love experimenting with new ways to use some of this summer’s jams, jellies and preserves in to cocktails. This research will pay off in a few months when we can enjoy a bit of summer on those cold, winter nights. The herbiness of the rosemary in the jam pairs really well with the gin in this cocktail. … Continue reading Apricot Rosemary Martini

Menu – Braised Lamb, Saffron Rice, Lemony Green Beans, Plum Crumble

We had our good friends, Charles and Alexa, over for dinner this past weekend to enjoy good food, good wine and, our favorite card game, Cards Against Humanity. It was a great night. They brought some wine from their recent trip to Napa that went down all too well and I supplied the dinner. When putting together a menu for a dinner we are hosting, … Continue reading Menu – Braised Lamb, Saffron Rice, Lemony Green Beans, Plum Crumble

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

I’m normally not a spicy food lover, but I had pickled jalapenos on a short rib sandwich a few years back and really loved the slightly spicy addition to the savory, fatty meat. I’ve been wanting to do a pickled jalapeno for a while now and finally got around to doing so this year. Since its my first attempt at pickling jalapenos, I’m looking forward … Continue reading Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

Broccoli, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche

Lately I’ve been trying to eat down the massive amount of food we seem to have in our house, mostly focusing on the pantry. However, our fridge and freezer seemed awfully full for a family of three so I was looking for a way to use up some existing items, such as a single pie crust, frozen broccoli, goat cheese and eggs. A quiche naturally … Continue reading Broccoli, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche