Tag Archives: friends and family

Homemade Peppermint Extract

Nothing says happy holidays loved ones and let’s get drunk like homemade peppermint extract! Or you could use it for baking. Like if you wanted to make delicious peppermint Candy Cane Cookies for friends and family. Which is what I will be doing, instead of drinking peppermint vodka cocktails while baking on a Thursday afternoon. …

Don’t go to Mexico!

Everyone warned us “Don’t go to Mexico!” Friends and family could barely contain their hysteria. “The gangs! The drugs!” They screamed, clutching their chests in paranoia! “The beaches! The margaritas!” I answered them as I packed my bags. It had been seven years since I had crossed the border at San Ysidro. The running joke, …

Acorn Squash Curry Fries with Tahini Dipping Sauce

Rainy days were meant for blogging in front of a roaring fire. This been a pretty phenomenal rainy day. All day long  as I sit in my cabin in front of a roaring fire enjoying this amazing fall weather, friends and family have been texting to tell me they saw my column in the local newspaper. …