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In Love with Absinthe: Sazerac Cookies

The label on the bottle of absinthe in my cupboard boasts that its “complexity comes from the use of fine brandy, star anise, wormwood, lemon balm, hyssop, meadowsweet, basil, fennel, tarragon and stinging nettles.”  A tiny whiff of it, and … Continue reading

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Butter and Brandy: Raspberry Basil Shortbread

When I went grocery shopping with a dear friend recently, I found myself in an indecisive mood.  I’d ooh and ahh at an item, put it in our cart, then soon mumble hesitantly and put it back on the shelf.  … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Cake: A Cocktail Turned Confection

Herbal and effervescent, a gin and tonic just might be the most refreshing concoction in existence. I’m not sure why the drink has been on my mind lately; perhaps it’s the recent surge of warm weather, or more likely, my … Continue reading

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Coffee and Spirits: The Firelit Cake

For me, there’s not much better than a good cup of coffee.  So when I was given a bottle of Firelit Coffee Liqueur recently, I was quick to open it and inhale its superior scent: sweet, strong and surely made … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie, With Spirit

There’s something magical about strawberry season.  It means that summer has arrived, bringing with it a bounty that’s as striking as it is scrumptious.  A strawberry can quench our thirst, satisfy a sweet tooth, and remind us that vibrant beauty … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy: The Cake

Before I heard that Tea and Sympathy was a play, a restaurant or a song, I only knew it as a soothing cocktail: hot tea with a splash of Grand Marnier.  A warm mug of tea is my go-to drink … Continue reading

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