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the left hand knows not…

Ok, the left hand knows damn well. The right hand may be making Jalapeno and Serrano Hot Sauce #2, but the left hand is drinking a Queen of the Ocean.


We (I) selected this cocktail because

It contains Lillet Blanc which I just discovered the other day in the Hoop-La! and am completely in […]


1 shot Kelt Tour du Monde 1 shot Lillet Blanc 1 shot Grand Marnier 1 shot lemon juice

Shake with ice and serve up with a lemon twist. This is a slight variation on Oh Gosh!’s hoop-la. It’s a delicious cocktail although it wasn’t until I hit it with a dash of Angostura bitters […]

Edith Day

1 part Junipero gin 1 part grapefruit juice 1 t simple simple syrup, to taste 1 egg white

Shake vigorously in a shaker with a few ice cubes until the pain is too much to take. Serve in a cocktail glass or champagne flute. This is a plain, simple drink; I guess there is […]

Habenero Hot Sauce #1

1 head of garlic 2 medium carrots 1 large white onion 10-20 ripe habanero chilies 1 cup apple cider vinegar 2 t turbinado sugar 1 t sea salt

Follow the procedure for Jalepeno and Serrano Hot Sauce #1

Jalepeno and Serrano Hot Sauce #1

1 head garlic, cloves seperated, unpeeled 1 medium white onion 1 medium carrot 12 ripe red jalepeno chilies 12 ripe red serrano chilies 1 habanero chili 2 dried anaheim chilies 2 red gypsy peppers 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1 thumb of fresh oregan 2 t turbinado sugar 1 t sea salt

Toast the […]

The Bijou

1 oz gin 2/3 oz dry vermouth 1/3 oz green Chartreuse Splash of Campari lemon twist

Stir with ice and serve up. We tried this the other night since on a whim and were frankly disappointed; the Junipero Gin just didn’t blend well with the other ingredients. Perhaps a mellower, milder gin would have […]

More Apple Fruit Leather

The Apple-Cranberry fruit leather was so popular in Amelia’s lunch basket that we decided to make more before all the apples have been forgotten for another season. Today, it was Apple-Plum and Apple-Rhubarb. Following the same general idea, we peeled, cored and rough chopped apples added to a large pot and cooked briefly with about […]