Category Libations

Anne Willan’s Mother

I asked Anne Willan for a piece of her mother. I know that is a very strange, and seemingly personal thing to tell you after my blogging absence of over 2 months (More on what I’ve been up to in a later post!) but there is a lot more to this story. There is so […]

Michele’s Lemon Drop

This was meant to be a toast to the New Year to my friend Michele but alas, I was living life and here it is already the middle of January. Even past the middle. I think this is the longest I have gone without posting since I started this blog about 18 months ago. The […]

Mango Jalapeño Margarita for Chelsea

I’ve been getting into cocktails lately. Way long ago, when I was in my thirties, I found my comfort zone was a glass of wine because it was predictable.  Cocktails always tasted too sweet or too weak and opening a bottle of wine was so much easier than getting ingredients for a cocktail. But in […]

Church Basement Cocktail

This summer has been filled with drinks parties. I never thought I would say it but I think I need a little break from the drinks parties. Some of my friends are saying they need a break too. The best line I heard was when one guy said he needed to find a church basement soon. […]

Toast to the Old

I love old things.  And it is not just because I am old. My love of old things began as a young girl, following around Mom as she rummaged through thrift stores and antique shops.  But the pivotal event, the moment that got me hooked on all things old, occurred when I was fifteen and […]

Cinco de Drinko

I don’t usually write about cocktails.  I don’t usually drink cocktails. But this Cinco we had quite a spectacular Drinko that felt worthy of a post.  And posting makes it easy to find the recipe again.  Not that I am going to start drinking cocktails.  But I might drink this one. The Drinko came about […]