Scenes from My Pantry

Scenes from My Pantry: Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns
Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe from King Arthur Baking Lately, I have found myself drawn to baking bread. The baking process induces a sense of calm in my monkey brain. The tactile experience of kneading dough feels grounding, and unlike my other daily tasks, baking bread has clear beginning, middle, and end with a rewarding outcome.
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Food + Drink

Easy Lemon Cookies

One bowl, five ingredients, what’s not to love! These lemon cookies are ready in a snap. Easy Lemon Cookies Makes 15-18 cookies  

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Cocktails

First Word Cocktail

The weekend is almost here. Let’s kick it off, and let’s do it right. This cocktail sets the perfect mood whether you are gathering with friends or unwinding on the back porch. There are many First Word cocktail recipes out there and bartenders around the world have been crafting their version on this almost classic

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Food + Drink

Smoked Salmon Crostini

In my wine classes, I’ve made it a practice to complement each wine served with a small pairing plate. This step is important to me because the experience of food, even if it’s only a couple of bites, can elevate the experience of drinking wine. On the other hand, enjoying a glass of wine without

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Cork Talk

A Wine Adventure in Lodi California

2:36 a.m. (Daylight Savings Time-an hour already lost) Awake with anxiety I might oversleep, and twenty minutes before my alarm, I stumbled out of bed.  Indulge me for a few minutes with this read while I take you on my first solo wine travel adventure through the wine region of Lodi California. Thirty-five miles south

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Blood Orange Honey Sour Cocktail
Cocktails

Blood Orange Honey Cocktail

My friends it is citrus season. We need to embrace all the beautiful citrus available this time of year, and if you can get your hands on a few blood oranges, I have a cocktail for you.  A fun, just strong enough patio pounder perfect for a weekend afternoon with family and friends. Turn up

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