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Seven Truths* About Wine

I begin this post with a disclaimer (hence the *), I am not a wine expert.  Sure, I have dreams of one day becoming a Master Sommelier, I’ve done copious amounts of research and have drank even more wine. But I am not an expert.  What I give you here are the 7 truths I […]

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Fresh Summer Lemonade

It’s swelteringly hot in Virginia right now (though I’m sure those from the Southwest would find that laughable) and I needed something to cool myself off.  Since I always have a bag of lemons in the fridge, I decided to make lemonade today. I’ve made this several times now and it is my favorite drink […]

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A Gin and Tonic Update

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and I have made a discovery about gin and tonics born out of necessity. The other day I wanted a gin and tonic but there was no seltzer water in the house.  I did have, however, S.Pellegrino mineral water. I figured that it was also bubbly […]

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A proper gin and tonic

In my house we have cocktail hour(s) daily, and we are not ashamed.  Some days, like today, it starts earlier than others. After a successful but uneventful day at work I needed a little something so I dug around the fridge and liquor cabinet and made myself a proper gin and tonic. Now a lot […]

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