Archive for December, 2012

Cocktails

A Visit from Dionysus

A Visit from Dionysus

Christmas is my favorite holiday, by which I mean Christmas Eve is my favorite holiday. We have very specific and glorious annual traditions, the most important of which (in my opinion) is stuffing our faces full of king crab legs, twice-baked potatoes, and my Mom’s homemade caesar salad. We also […]

by × December 27, 2012 × 0 comments

Home Winemaking

It’s a Watching and Waiting Game

It’s a Watching and Waiting Game

Winemaking is an erratic hobby. There is a lot of action at the beginning of the process: crushing, fermenting, pressing; and a lot of action at the end of the process: bottling, labeling, drinking (the best part). In the middle, however, not a lot happens. Since the wine has to […]

by × December 22, 2012 × 2 comments

Things to Eat

Balsamic Vinegar Swirl Gelato

Balsamic Vinegar Swirl Gelato

A few months ago, Robert and I were watching the Travel Channel, and a special came on about balsamic vinegar. Do you know very much about balsamic vinegar? We didn’t. For example, did you know that true balsamic vinegar is made from a reduction of pressed Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes?  Trebbiano is […]

by × December 6, 2012 × 4 comments