Lemon Drop Martini, with Hawaiian Enhancements

Lemon drop martini, anyone? Hawaiian enhancements can bring this cocktail to an entirely new level! What is a martini? Traditionally, a martini consists of gin plus dry vermouth and not much else. However, today the word martini seems to apply to … Continue reading

Hemingway Champagne & A New Year Toast

Hemingway Champagne is a cocktail that toasts you right back. It says, “Happy New Year! And by the way, you’re witty, sophisticated and good-looking!” This blog traces the history of Hemingway Champagne and reveals a particularly wonderful recipe for it, … Continue reading

Fava Stew – Recipe, Photo Essay & Memories

Fava stew is a flavorful way to enjoy the fava bean, a tasty but lesser-known inhabitant of the produce aisle. More commonly known as broad beans outside the U.S., favas have been a staple of the human diet for at … Continue reading