College friends of mine get together every summer for an annual birthday party. Well, not just a birthday party. The birthday party is the capper on a week-long reunion at a low-key vacation spot (think: Bend, OR or Cape Cod, MA). What started out as a lobster-and-Freixenet dinner party in a college fraternity house (more … Continue reading Weekend Cocktail: Orange Margarita
I'll keep this short because, well, I know you're slammed with preparations for the Big Day. Maybe you've got pies in the oven, turkey brining in the fridge (or already in the smoker)... or you're just scratching your head trying to figure out where everything and everyone is going to fit. I feel ya! Come … Continue reading Drink Local: It’s Another Thanksgiving Sunrise…
It seems that I have a problem when it comes to citrus -- oranges, in particular. After taking a quick inventory of my refrigerator recently, it turns out that citrus (mostly of the orange kind) has taken over both of the crisper drawers. As in, the drawers are so full that I can barely open … Continue reading Orange You Glad?
Ready to make the filling for Orange-Scented Anzac Biscuits with Dark-Chocolate Truffle Filling? If you're just jumping in here, you might want to pop on over to read Part One of this story to get caught up. Part One gives you a short history of ANZAC day and Anzac biscuits, along with my orange-scented version of … Continue reading Part Deux: Orange-Scented Anzac Biscuits with Dark-Chocolate Truffle Filling
Australian food -- not the new, ModOz cuisine of today's successful Australian restaurants, but the traditional Australian food that was made by my grandmothers and great-grandmothers -- is funny stuff. More often than not, recipes were the result of creative problem solving, a need to economize, and usually had a bit of folklore attached. Take … Continue reading Inspired: Making ANZAC Biscuits (Part One)