Think of a hot summer evening, distant steel drums, tiki torches, a glass in hand, drippy with condensation. What’s under that little paper parasol? A Singapore Sling? You’ve heard it a thousand times, but the name brings to mind a sweet, sissy concoction, not at all what you were looking for. Think again.
Shake with ice 1 ½ ounces of ...
High Test Chicken Stock
A deeply flavorful stock with rich color is created as the meat is sautéed before simmering. Start with either a whole chicken or legs for the greatest economy.
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
3 ½ - 4 pounds of chicken chopped into small pieces, approximately 3-inches
3 -4 quarts of water
3 Bay Leaves
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
Cut the chicken into pieces. A cleaver is the most efficient way to do this as ...
WWI doughboys bivouacked in Champagne, France created this cocktail. The French 75 is American immodesty applied with success to a few ingredients on-hand. Do not wait for Bastille Day, July 14th , to try this sapid brew.
Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute and add about 1½ ounces of cognac. Fill the glass with champagne and garnish it with a lemon twist.
In the movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and ...
Red Chile Sauce
This is a short version of making red chile sauce. For me it is an autumnal ritual to can a dozen or more quarts by a much more demanding method. Here is a basic recipe that makes a satisfying enchilada. Get the best, freshest chile powder you can find.
2 Tablespoons corn or canola oil
½ small onion finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon whole toasted cumin seeds
2 Tablespoons of flour
½ cup of quality red chile powder
21/2 cups of water
“. . . no gardener knows the full joy of his craft who does not care for his plants from seedhood to maturity.” -Louisa Beebe Wilder
From your garden select the small buttercrunch lettuces, one per person, those that are just beginning to head. Lift them from the soil, root and all. Be careful to hold the greens upright to prevent the soil from dropping into the leaves. Cut the root from the head leaving the base of the tiny head intact. Now carefully wash the lettuce in cool ...
Egg Salad from the Henhouse
(inspired by Foxie Morgan)
True confession: until spring of 2013 I had never been able to choke down one nibble of egg salad, and then Foxie offered me some. It was a rainy day while we, the wedding planning women, paused for some needed sustenance. Foxie opened her kitchen and offered pimento cheese (yes, good) and egg salad (oh, dear). Great is my trust in Foxie, so great I waved my hand for a half of each, lest I cause mathematical discord in dividing sandwiches. Well, I ate it. ...