Category Archives: Wine and Spirits

Weeknight Cocktails

Here are two relatively simple cocktails for your weeknight enjoyment. Angel’s Envy Rye Manhattan   3 oz Angel’s Envy Rye 1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters Shaken over ice, strained, and served up. Garnished with a … Continue reading

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Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Pineapple Habanero Red Cabbage Slaw

All we wanted was something tasty, different, and relatively easy to make, as well as moderately light.  During the process, we may have come up with a new kitchen hack.  When the local seafood market had a nice deal on … Continue reading

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Rebooting with a Dinner Gang

There were a number of circumstances which let this blog slip away.  It no longer matters what they were; it just matters that we’re bringing it back. Appropriately, the subject of that reboot is our most recent Dinner Gang, which … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 21: Vegetarian and Bordeaux

Dinner Gang 21, Vegetarian and Bordeaux, demonstrated that you don’t need meat to make a top-shelf dinner.  We had Bordeaux as a theme in mind for a while, but we wanted to up the ante a little, make it a … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 17: Big and Bold

The last three times we’ve done Dinner Gang, we happened to have reasonably light wines.  Our last hosting experience was with white wines, Neal and Jim did Rosé, and then Kathryn and David did Germany.  I thought it was time … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 15: Rosé

Summer comes early to Florida, so we think about having refreshing drinks in the evening a month or two before everyone else does.  When it comes to refreshing wine, rosé does nice work.  In this instantiation of Dinner Gang, Jim … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 14: Going Down Under

The theme for Dinner Gang 14, which we hosted, was Australian Wines.  We wanted a challenging theme with accessible wines.  We were not disappointed. Our path to what we made (as hosts, we’re responsible for the main course and dessert) … Continue reading

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