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Many cocktails call for grenadine, which, it seems, is much more than Red No. 40 and high-fructose corn syrup. It’s pomegranates! Who knew? (The FDA seems not to care.) But more importantly, can we make it at home? Once one … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Lemonade

The hot days of Summer call for a cool drink, shade, and a lazy breeze through the apple trees. If my taste memory serves, this is Grandmother’s Lemonade. 3/4 c. sugar 1 c. lemon juice 2 qt. minus 1 c. … Continue reading

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Naval Stores

Until Firefox gets the hang of tracking paths through the browser history, I can’t quite say exactly who started this idea in motion, but I can say what did: an article on using one’s discarded Christmas tree in various dishes, … Continue reading

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Spirits of Any Kind

Now that I have more than two bitters in the house, let us try something. A cocktail is spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters. How about an Old-Fashioned with gin? Gin, the Old-Fashioned Way cube of sugar splash … Continue reading

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Harvest Punch

We typically host Christmas Day dinner at our house, after my brother-in-law and his wife host the Feast of the Seven Fishes at his. Christmas Day is a more subdued affair, with fewer guests, and more flexibility in the menu. … Continue reading

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