Barbecue Pork Sandwich

Barbecue (Smoked) Pork Shoulder on a Weber – 2 ways

As soon as we have a few warm, sunny days, everyone in Seattle begins to believe it’s summer, even though it’s only April, and we still have at least 2.5 months before we can expect…

Rhubarb Gin Fizz

Rhubarb Gin Fizz

This is the first cocktail that I’ve come up with to utilize some of the 2 cups of rhubarb infused gin that I recently made.  It’s simple, easy to put together, pretty (who doesn’t love…

Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb Infused Gin

A few weeks ago, while I was trying to clear out extraneous leftover pie fillings from my freezer, I came across a bag of frozen rhubarb.  And in my love of infusing liquors (especially gin…

bourbon cherries

Bourbon Soaked Cherries

These are delicious!  After a making a bunch of pies for a friend’s wedding, I learned that I overbought most of the ingredients.  One of the leftovers was a bag of dark tart cherries. Neither…

Hemmingway Daiquiri

Laurel’s Papa Doble, or Hemingway Daiquiri

I don’t know much about daiquiris, other than one of the contenders for my favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor was Daiquiri Ice.  I suppose I should have known by then that we were fated…

20 minutes of brushing a malamute

I spent 20 minutes brushing Helo last night

This is what came off of him.  When we(I) decided to add a second dog to our family, I was under the impression that a fluffier malamute would have similar shedding patterns to Boris.  I…

Chocolate Croissants

Chocolate Croissants – from homemade puff pastry

I gotta be honest guys – homemade puff pastry is one of those things that I thought only crazy people did.  It seemed so fussy and in general not-worth-it that it wasn’t on my radar…