Winter oyster tradition continues

As I’ve posted before, oysters with special wine are a Christmas and New Year’s tradition in my home. When I finally got it back together from the C. difficile, it was way past prime oyster season. But it is again prime oyster season so my thoughts are turning to oysters and wine. Eating oysters on […]

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Zaphod

First, let me tell you that I’m not generally a fan of liqueurs, especially to be sipped on their own because most are syrupy and my first impression is simply of sweet. Now let me tell you that I’ve found some exceptions, starting with Krupnikas and then Beatnik–it really amazes I’ve now found five that […]

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Beebop

You are encountering something unusual–I’ve found a liqueur that I like–another one.  I’ve posted about Krupnikas, and about Beatnik–well, here’s another that I really like: Beebop.  Again from the Brothers Vilgalys, here in Durham. I’m a serious fan of this one too. It’s another vegetable in an unexpected place–not quite so unexpected as the beets […]

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Holiday time again….

Like it or not the holiday season approaches. I’ve one Christmas gift to order yet, but then I’m through. I thought I’d pass on a few suggestions for gifts for those of you who still have a cooking person on your list to shop for: Volrath French carbon steel skillet: probably my most-used, it has […]

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