Rum Diary: A Flight of Daiquiris

For many people, July means fireworks, festivals and farmers’ markets.  For my friend B and I, it means Daiquiri Day.  National Daiquiri Day (it’s real) is July 19, and to help the daiquiri throw off its kitchy, tiki-bar associations, we concocted a trio of fantastic new flavors that harmonize like the Dixie Chicks at a rum-soaked county fair:  Strawberry Basil Balsamic, Watermelon Mint, and Grapefruit. Read More Rum Diary: A Flight of Daiquiris

Morbid Curiosity: A Trio of Gelatine Protein Drinks

People always say the simplest foods are the best. I’m sure that rule is true in the majority of cases, but good grief, have I ever found some exceptions this week! These 1959 recipes for semi-homemade protein drinks are hardly more complicated than combining a liquid with a powder. But take my word for it: even though they are simple recipes, they are simply awful. Read More Morbid Curiosity: A Trio of Gelatine Protein Drinks

Morbid Curiosity: Egg Colada

Sunday morning I woke up to discover that there was no coffee in the house. It was a minor tragedy, and bloodshed was only narrowly avoided. But in my partially incapacitated state, I decided to try a recipe that I’d been eyeing suspiciously for a few weeks: the Egg Colada. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Egg Colada