Posts for May 1st 2009
Sometime last week, I came to the realization that I've never had a mint julep. I decided immediately to mix up a round of cocktails. To be authentic, I wanted to serve the icy drink in silver mint julep glasses. However, finding the glasses is not easy. I searched ShopStyle. I called Williams-Sonoma, and Sur la Table. I texted my bartender buddies. To no avail. I couldn't find mint julep glasses anywhere!
Since the vessel does not affect the flavor of the drink, I made it anyway. I'm relieved I did because this classic cocktail is fantastic. With its crushed ice, fragrant mint leaves, zesty lemon syrup, and potent Bourbon, it's surprisingly refreshing and fun to drink. I highly recommend you make one to celebrate the Kentucky Derby.
If your heart is set on serving the concoction in the traditional glass, Stephen Liles, bartender at San Francisco's Boulevard restaurant, told me he got his from a local florist. To look at the recipe, read more
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This week was a busy one: in between gearing up for the Kentucky Derby and planning a party for Cinco de Mayo, Party and I were busy testing out Philadelphia's new cream cheese flavors, whipping up ratatouille crepes, and contemplating the necessity of toothpicks in restaurants.
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If Mother's Cookies were on your list of discontinued products that you continue to miss, you can cross them off now, because beginning May 4 — just in time for Mother's Day — select Mother's Cookies will return to store shelves in the West.
Then, in December, Kellogg's purchased the rights to Mother's Cookies, which is why in a matter of days the snacks will be back in grocery stores where they rightfully belong. To see what varieties will be returning, read more
What better way to start the weekend than with a succulent, cheese-filled burger? A crowd-pleasing classic, this cheeseburger comes together quickly and simply. For a leaner variation, use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
Once you've mastered the technique, get creative. Provolone, blue cheese, or mozzarella would make for a delicious molten center with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and pesto as toppings. To add the recipe to your collection, read more
Use vibrant colors to decorate the location of your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Instead of traditional tablecloths, cover the table with festive Mexican blankets. Yellow servingware is perfect for plating the enchiladas. Fill bowls with chips and dip.
So guests can see the floating blackberries, pour the cocktail into a clear pitcher. Arrange glasses nearby. Make the ice cream sundaes in margarita glasses. Don't forget to light candles and fill a vase with fresh flowers.
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