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Recipes: Beverages

Blueberries: Berry, Berry Good

Blueberries are Berry, Berry Good Blueberries are the Doris Day of summer fruit – happy-go-lucky, bright bouncing balls of flavor. Blackberries are moody, musky, and more complex. Watermelon is refreshing, juicy, and crisp. Cantaloupe is just a bit exotic. Peaches are downright racy — seductive, sexy, and sensual. We don’t get much in the way… Read more »

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Bourbon Apple Cider: Holiday Cocktail

  Holiday Cocktail Here’s a festive bourbon cocktail for your holiday pleasure! The sweet apple cider combines nicely with the spicy bourbon. A slice of Ginger, apple, and a spring of thyme add unusual savory elements. Make sure to smash the ginger a bit to bring out the flavor. This complex cocktail could also be… Read more »

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Labor Day Appetizers and Summer’s Sweet End

I’ve spent the summer in New England. It’s been an eye-opener on many levels. First, I was told all about the corn. “Our corn is the best in the world,” she said. In my mind, I silently dismissed it. “Oh-okay,” I responded. The half acknowledgment that conveys the unspoken sentiment, “You really don’t know what… Read more »

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