Sunday, November 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
On Sunday, October 16, Mom and Mick held a going away party for Brigden Vineyards, the home and vineyard they lovingly created from the ground up... Within two weeks, Mom and Mick will move to a new home and start turning its grounds in to an even more lovely setting than this... So long Brigden Vineyards -- you are a beautiful place!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
It was a really fun class where we learned to make rhubarb shrub, rhubarb liqueur, strawberry vodka, rhubarb bitters and lime/jalapeno tequila. All concoctions were fantastically delicious!
Inspired by the class and the season, I went home and quickly made my own batches of the tequila, strawberry (with black peppercorns and vanilla bean) vodka and rhubarb liqueur.
Today, faced with a tree full of lemons, I started a batch of limoncello, which left me with a lot of lemons to squeeze. What did I do? I made lemonade! Then, having just fine filtered the rhubarb liqueur and bottled it, I thought it high time to make a cocktail. This is a first experiment but dang, it is SO good, I think it will not require further tinkering.
Ladies and gentleman, without further ado, J
2oz fresh lemonade
1oz strawberry vodka
1oz rhubarb liqueur
Put crushed ice in a cocktail shaker, add the lemonade, strawberry vodka and rhubarb liqueur. Shake vigorously. Strain in to chilled cocktail glass.
Shades of the best strawberry sorbet you've had, but with a magnificent buzz.
Try it, you'll like it!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
We had a great time hiking the Waterfall Trail on Saturday. We didn't expect to take that hike, which is 3 miles long and has a 500 foot elevation climb. However, we ended up on that trail with Davey happily trucking along 90% of the time, looking for the waterfall. Now that it's raining (as I type this), he's eager to get back to see more water in the creek.