Guinness Malt Cake

Guinness Malt Cake

  When people speak about Guinness, they just say Guinness, not beer. Guinness is a rich Irish stout beer. Stout? That just means strong. And strong Guinness is. When you take a sip, you know it is not Pabst Blue Ribbon. The flavor is so distinct and so intense,...
Yes, We Have No Bananas

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Actually, this is not a funny post today. This is serious. Like, no more banana splits or banana bread serious. I posting a link here to a National Geographic article alerting us to a truly dire threat. Bananas in East Asia have been decimated by a fungus that, though...
Cookbook Review: Vogue Cocktails

Cookbook Review: Vogue Cocktails

  The term “Vogue” is recognizable across the planet. It is an iconic term for quality and excellence. “Vogue” is simply and perfectly rock solid. And, Vogue denotes more than fashion. The British edition of Vogue compiled a book of classic cocktails from the...
Garlic Chicken Wings with Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto

Garlic Chicken Wings with Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto

  Here’s a real two-fer recipe. The wings are quite different from those “Buffalo” ones that send fire down your throat. There is garlic heat here, but there is a delightful Mediterranean twist of lemon and allspice. This recipe comes from Saffron in the Souks, a...