Brooklyn Cocktail

The Brooklyn Cocktail. A less-sweet variation of the Manhattan with rye whiskey, dry vermouth, Ramazotti amaro, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters. One of my favorite cocktails ever. www.blossomtostem.net
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I like a good cocktail. You might have noticed this before. But I have to admit I’ve been holding out on you. I haven’t yet told you about the Brooklyn cocktail. This is one of my all-time favorites. It’s the kind of thing I am, more or less, always in the mood for. It’s a […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata. A simple, classic Sicilian antipasto. One of the best things you can do with eggplant. An amazing make-ahead appetizer for your next dinner party. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian. www.blossomtostem.net
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I have this love-hate relationship with eggplant. Almost anyone who has ever been a vegetarian has been served some sad bitter under- or over-cooked eggplant dish as the vegetarian option at a mediocre catered event. Maybe it’s a greasy, oddly chewy eggplant parmesan or part of the sad filling next to the limp and watery […]

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Almond Apricot Muffins

Apricot Almond Muffins | Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net
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First, let me start with some news. (If you’ve been following me on social media, you probably already know this, but) I have an app!!! It works on all iOS devices, and it is absolutely free. I think it makes for a lovely user experience. I’m delighted to be able to offer this for everyone in […]

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July Favorites

July Favorites (1 of 1)
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It’s like living in a light bulb, with the leaves Like filaments and the sky a shell of thin, transparent glass Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a canopy Of incandescent blue above the dappled sunlight golden on the grass. -John Koethe “Sally’s Hair” Reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s powerful, moving, exquisite new book, Between […]

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