Beverages Archive

We have a winner! The winner is Doris Hollander (aka Ping Pong Queen) of Los Angeles, CA Congratulazioni, Doris, your CoffeeDog Kit from Bulldog Brewery LA is on its way! The contest is now closed. Your comments are still welcome. Off the shelf is so yesterday. Today it is all about boutique booze. Craft spirits. […]

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Cappelletti and What Time Is Midnight Mass?

Posted December 20, 2015 By Adri

A Vino Aperitivo for the Season It’s early on Christmas Eve when the phone rings in the parish office, and the caller asks “What time is Midnight Mass?” Honest. Every year at parishes around the world inquiring minds want to know. A friend who was a parish administrator herself said that she fielded dozens of […]

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The White Widow – a Punch Abruzzo cocktail

Posted February 16, 2015 By Adri

It seems to me that this coming summer everyone will be in Abruzzo. Some friends are traveling to visit their ancestral villages and towns. Others, like food writer Domenica Marchetti, are leading culinary tours – taking hungry travelers through this pastoral land, sampling local cuisine and visiting artisanal food makers along the way. Travel to […]

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Coppette alla Crema di Ricotta

Posted December 27, 2014 By Adri

Got Panettone? If you have Italian friends, then I bet your answer is a resounding yes because some of those friends must have given you some panettone as a Christmas gift. As good as it is right out of its pretty box, or toasted with a bit of butter at breakfast time, at my house […]

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Averna e More

Posted September 15, 2014 By Adri

I know. It sounds like Averna amore, but that’s what’s been going on around here. I have been drinking a lot of this Sicilian amaro lately. I am accustomed to consuming Averna neat (undiluted, at room temperature, no ice) or straight up (with ice.) Then I came across a cocktail called a Blackberry Smash, a […]

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Averna, 2 Homes and an Army of Workmen

Posted September 1, 2014 By Adri

You need one of these If you have one of these When a blogger disappears for a while one of two things may have happened. Either she has been engaged to write a cookbook or she has been traveling, trekking through Abruzzo on the trail with five hundred sheep. Oh no wait – that trekking […]

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