Food & Wine

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    Cooking with Fresh Pumpkins.

    BY:Josh and Brent

    First lesson: All pumpkins aren’t equal. That massive pumpkin that you bought at the grocery store to carve into a Jack-O-Lantern? Trust us, no matter how frightening its face, it would be even more scary in a pie. Those giant pumpkins aren’t bred for cuisine. Their flesh is stringy, tough, and tasteless. If that’s the […]

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    Gartending: The Kilt Raiser

    BY:Warren

    The Scotch Hot Toddy… a cocktail to warm the heart and the soul. Klaus loves this time of the year.  Perhaps it’s because in his little Black Forest heart, he understands that to truly warm the body, he must drink hot liquids.  After all, as a German Drinking Gnome- Drinking is his middle name! The […]

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    Gartending: Lost Weekend

    BY:Warren

    Klaus is up in Boston for a visit to prove a point.  That the garden fresh herbs contained in Fernet Branca offer more than just basic cocktailian satisfaction.  They augment our desire for unique flavors while calming the belly. It’s funny how Klaus can travel, seemingly around the globe then wake up to want another […]

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    Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Earlier this summer when a friend gave us a few small tomatillo plants, we weren’t really that interested in them.  Nevertheless, we found a spot in the heirloom garden and pushed them into the dirt. (Never look a gift plant in the bud!) Oddities in the garden,  we’ve been asked more than once what they […]

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  • Nothing makes us look forward to winter more than a pantry full of delicious fruit butters.

    Pear Butter

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Fruit butters are a great healthy way to preserve autumn fruits.

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    Gartending: Oui, Please

    BY:Warren

      “Klaus loves Paris in the Spring-time, Klaus loves Paris in the fall.” Ah Klaus, he is ever the hopeless romantic.  He gets misty eyed by the Fin de siècle architecture of Paris, the way the rain feels when it falls against his little ceramic cap and the way liquors taste when sipped on a […]

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    Gartending: G & T

    BY:Warren

      How do you make a Gin and Tonic more exciting? Well, the first thing you should do is consult a mixologist. What is a mixologist? A mixologist is a chef/liquid-scientist who loves intoxicating beverages. But what does this have to do with Gin and Tonic cocktails? Well, Klaus, the soused gnome, loves the classic […]

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    Foolproof Homemade Mayonnaise.

    BY:Josh and Brent

    A simple (and foolproof) method to make your own homemade mayonnaise.

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    Step-by-Step Tarte Tatin

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Butter, sugar, flour, & apples. That’s it. Left in most people’s hands, those ingredients can be combined in all sorts of combinations, and the result would be something that tasted like, well…butter, sugar, flour & apples. But, the french aren’t like most people. In a lot of ways, actually. But that’s a whole ‘nother blog […]

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    Gartending: Toddies!

    BY:Warren

      Hot Toddy Time!  Frosty weather is coming quickly and in keeping with his German heritage, Klaus has a fire burning in the fireplace to take the chill off the morning.  Mornings in the old house are usually punctuated by the sound of crackling fires in the dining room fireplace.  Comforting and warming, a nice […]

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