Monday, June 9, 2014

The Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookie

Compost Cookie
I made this cookie for the first time a couple years ago and never posted it.  I have since made it several times and still, no post.  So, I finally have this up.  This, how should I describe, jacked up cookie, was adapted from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook.  Although I love the Momofuku recipes, I have to modify almost all of them.  I have an aversion to glucose and corn syrup and this book includes those two ingredients liberally.  Don't worry, this cookie is plenty sweet without the extra sugar nudge.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Bourbon Trail

Catching Bourbon from the Barrel at Jim Beam
Have you ever toured the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky?  You should.  It's a mixed drink of how Bourbon is made, some American history (prohibition is a nasty word in Bourbon country), how it came to be a very American drink and the laws that make it Bourbon.  The rolling green KY hills serve as a beautiful backdrop.  P.S., The dining scene in Lousiville is top notch and obviously, their cocktails have serious bragging rights.  We were there for two days and we made it to Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve and Maker's Mark.
Knob's Creek Bottling
Years of Storage in Burnt Barrels for that Distinct Taste

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Belize Zoo
I just returned from a holiday in Belize and I have to say that the country is nothing short of magical.  I am still trying to decide if I loved it because of the interesting and friendly people I met from different parts of the U.S., the beauty of the oceans, reefs and endless variety of fish, the delicious food or the enchanting natives who always had smiles on their faces.  Normally sleeping in tents and sharing bathrooms with strangers would not be a desirable way to spend my time.  Yet, on this trip, it was a minor inconvenience that was worth it for the unforgettable experience.

Belize Zoo
Glover's Atoll Island
Sleeping Tent