The All’s Fair Cocktail

The All's Fair. Gin, lovage syrup, lime, soda. A refreshing alternative to a gin and tonic. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. Summer arrived in full sunny, sweaty force. I’ve been immersed in my annual Tour de France viewing (tomorrow’s penultimate stage features the iconic climb of Alpe d’Huez). The Tour always brings me back to the summer after college when I was mostly unemployed except for a few odd […]

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Lovage Ice Cream

Lovage Ice Cream. An herby ice cream with notes of celery, parsley, lime and an almost minty freshness. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

This summer I’ve fallen hard for lovage. It was never really on my radar before. I had heard of it. I was vaguely aware that it was some sort of green, leafy, herby kinda thing, but I couldn’t have described its flavor or told you a good use for it or even picked it out […]

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Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial. An easy syrup with elderflowers and citrus that makes a delicious homemade soda or cocktail mixer. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

It’s summer. And as of Friday, we finally, FINALLY, got access to our deck, which has been under construction since March. I think our entire condo association is relieved that this project that took so much longer than anticipated is, at long last, over. I’m relieved that we no longer need to keep our grill […]

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May and June Favorites

Inka at the beach. Photo by Dan Busha.

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” –Maud Hart Lovelace Betsy-Tacy and Tib Watching: The riveting BBC screen adaptation of HIlary Mantel’s Wolf Hall that recently aired on PBS. It’s a brooding, visually dark, and sumptuously rendered piece of historical political intrigue with an all-star cast […]

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