Wednesday, February 4, 2015


TEA JOURNAL | RUM & CHAIDER:  Once upon a time a few year's back, I was visiting friends at a cute little pub in a cute little New York town.  On the bar of that cute little pub in the cute little town was a great big slow cooker filled with spiced apple cider... which they served to us warm and wonderful with a special twist... RUM.  (My favorite!)  Now that is fine and wonderful and delicious and perfectly excellent on a cold night all on its own, but let's take it up a notch, shall we?  For this we need another short tale... Once upon a Fall afternoon, I stumbled upon sweet and fancy little tea shop in Boston and was offered my first taste of Chai tea (something I had otherwise been avoiding due to the intensity of the flavor and my inclination toward green tea) steeped in... you guessed it... hot apple cider.  So let's take these two brilliant ideas and throw them together in a cute little pink teapot and enjoy kicking back in our cozies on a cold and snowy day, now shall we?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


VISUAL DIARY | SNOWED IN: What do you do when you're snowed in in the suburbs?  Shovel the walk, dig out the cars, make a show angel, snow a snowball at someone you love, then thaw out next to the heater... and maybe make Banana-Raspberry-Oreo Waffles, the family Sauce recipe, eat some deliciously naughty fancy ice cream, and snuggle up with some Rum & Chaider while watching your favorite TV series on the couch under a pile of covers.  That sounds about right to me... what about you?  What are your snow day activities?