Spirited Bites

Gin Spiced Gravlax

Gin Spiced Gravlax

As I mentioned in a previous post, I found a new hobby last summer. It started with blueberry chai jam and continued from there. The bottom shelf of my china “cabinet” (it’s really just a bookshelf we’ve repurposed to hold the fine dinnerware) is starting to fill with jars. At this point, I’ve done more […]

Gin & Earl Grey Tea Cake

One of the perks of having a test kitchen in the office is that, under the right hands, it turns into something of a gift to the office. Our test kitchen is managed by someone who is as talented as she is considerate. And, in much the same way that the kitchen is often the […]

The only constant…

After a blogging hiatus and a year that has felt busy, intense, and changing (heck, the last week has felt that way!), I’ve spent some time thinking about this little project of mine. Why I started it (to write more and cook more), why I’ve tried to continue it (because it feels challenging and worthwhile), […]

Cookies. Love.

One of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies (Stranger Than Fiction) is when Ana (Maggie Gyllenhaal) tempts Harold (Will Ferrell) with a warm cookie. Ana: After a really awful no-good day, didn’t your mama ever make you milk and cookies? Harold: No. My mother didn’t bake. The only cookies I ever had […]

Sake + Sushi = Risotto

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring? In my house, it’s one last opportunity for cozy, comfort food. Sushi rice + Sake It probably makes you think of nigiri or American style sushi rolls – not a classic Italian dish. But stay with me here… Arborio rice? Short grain. Sushi rice? […]

Orange Crush Brewmosa

The city is awash in orange and abuzz with excitement for Sunday’s big game. Our Denver Broncos, under the experienced leadership of Mr. Manning, are ready to buck the Panthers. I’m admittedly not a huge football fan in general, but the excitement (for many reasons) of Super Bowl 50 doesn’t escape me. It is, truly, […]