Rhubarb Cocktails

Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images: AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me…

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in…

Julia Sherman’s Tomato Salad with Crunchy Cornmeal Croutons

Julia Sherman’s Tomato Salad with Crunchy Cornmeal Croutons

In the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR (subscribers can download it here) we met Julia Sherman who gave us a…

The Gatekeeper – Prepare the Sacred Rosemary Syrup Before it Freezes!

The Gatekeeper – Prepare the Sacred Rosemary Syrup Before it Freezes!

by Joy Flanagan I wanted the latest seasonal cocktail to feature a classic New England harvest – fall’s little red…

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

We (my dad, my son, and I) picked all our apples this weekend…taste-testing as we went. I grow 6 varieties…

The StarGazer – How To Infuse Flowers Into Cocktails

The StarGazer – How To Infuse Flowers Into Cocktails

by Joy Flanagan I’m no runner, but I can’t help but get outside for a jog when the weather starts…

The Surfside – A Watermelon Cocktail For the Last Days of Summer

The Surfside – A Watermelon Cocktail For the Last Days of Summer

by Joy Flanagan I’m always poking around blogs on cocktails and spirits and recently read an article about fastening spouts…

Strawberry Spritz – A Seasonal Strawberry Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Spritz – A Seasonal Strawberry Cocktail Recipe

I’d like to introduce you to Joy Flanagan.  She’s the best bartender (and it’s not just me saying that) at…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few…

Manger Flower Cake

Manger Flower Cake

Do you need a little break from Chelsea coverage? (I do). I picked my first from-the-garden bouquet yesterday.  It is…

Garden Cocktail: Grilled White Peach Rumble

Garden Cocktail: Grilled White Peach Rumble

The morning after feels kinda good.  Yesterday afternoon was a hell of a whirlwind with the Leaf launch. Thankfully, today,…

Orange Trees, Lime Trees & The Stella McCartney Citrus Cake

Orange Trees, Lime Trees & The Stella McCartney Citrus Cake

Here is something I learned this winter:  My citrus trees (I have an orange tree that was a mothers day…

Teas and Tinctures with Julia Radford

Teas and Tinctures with Julia Radford

Last night I took the prettiest, (because of the setting and sundown timing) most interesting class with Julia Radford.  Julia…

Garden Grub: Spring Pea & Ricotta Dip

Garden Grub: Spring Pea & Ricotta Dip

I have the intention to put some seeds in the ground this week (perhaps today, if it stops raining).  Peas,…

DIY: Portable Outdoor Kitchen

DIY: Portable Outdoor Kitchen

I have to admit, when I first saw this I thought I was looking at a kids play kitchen.  But…

4 Kitchen Garden Plants to Create Chef Inspired Food Trends

4 Kitchen Garden Plants to Create Chef Inspired Food Trends

Boston.com had an interesting article this morning about restaurant food trends for 2011.  Top chefs in this area predicted what…

Dandelion Wine Update:

M*, I* and I picked 2 large colanders full of dandelions yesterday afternoon between our yard and the orchard across…

Dandelion Wine

My Lawn Mower is still in the shop getting it’s annual tune-up. It won’t be back until at least next…

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail

Chelsea is just around the corner and being as this show changed my life, I feel this pull every year…

Roberta’s Fresh Pea Soup with a Hint of Mint

Wrapping up Hope In bloom week, Roberta shared one of her favorite garden recipes.  (Did I mention she is also…

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