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brandied apricots

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In the Bar / In the Garden / In the Larder

We picked a bucket load of apricots the other day, and i have been working to preserve them for our winter larder. This year I have decided to brandy some. Which is a fancy way of saying,infusing with brandy. I’ve loaded my jars with freshly washed fruit (sliced in half and pitted), a sprinkle of sugar (about a tablespoon per jar),and poured on the brandy. In some i added a few extra bits, rosemary in […]

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub

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beverages / In the Bar / In the Kitchen / mixers

My childhood summers had one constant; my grandparents. Although maybe not the true reality, I remember our last day of school coincided with their arrival; The grandparents, all 4 of them (yes, both sets) ready to take on the summer in California. My Grandma Grace, oh how fitting that name was for this amazing woman; each and every summer night, wandered into the kitchen with pin curls in her hair in a perfectly pressed house […]

Watermelon Cooler

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cocktails / In the Bar

I woke up this morning in the pink. Peonies, bubble gum, flamingos, preppy handbook PINK. This refreshing cocktail, made with vodka, although more Wonka than Warsaw will put you in the PINK too! Watermelon Cooler 3 TBS watermelon vodka (recipe follows) 1 tsp granulated sugar 1/4 cup watermelon dice 1/2 lime 2 mint leaves tonic water ice Place watermelon, mint, sugar and lime in the bottom of a highball or old fashioned glass. Muddle until […]