International Cuisine Weekend: Chile

I made this yesterday, but ran out of time to post it. Cazuela is a famous Chilean soup that I ate almost every day while living in Patagonia in 2011. It is flexible and warming when it starts to get chilly (nudge nudge). This one was adapted a little bit and I didn’t have any…

International Cuisine Weekend: Italia

I’m going to be cooking all the cuisines that I learned living abroad over the years this week. It’s a delicious way to spend the night! Today is: Italia. In Italy, I first learned to cook. The focus is on great ingredients and long preparation times, resulting in hours-long food fests that are a regular…

DIY Bar: Chinese Bitters

I’m experimenting with homemade bar ingredients. It’s partially due to the stresses of teaching (no, alcohol is not a coping mechanism. No, no, it’s not….) and partially due to my itchy bartender’s fingers with no outlet. First up, Chinese bitters. I made these on the fly, with some leftover gin and some random herbs I…

DIY Bar

I’ve started to infused my own spirits at home, and made bitters from Chinese tea. If you’re interested in homemade bar ingredients, leave a comment! I’ll do a post on them!