The Origins of Trick or Treating

There are many ways we celebrate Halloween today and trick or treat is the most popular choice.  As a child, I remember flying through my front door after school, donning my ebony witchy costume, blacking out a tooth or two with wax and pulling my pointy hat down hurriedly on my head. Grabbing my orange plastic pumpkin, I relished that deliciously wicked feeling when I stepped … Continue reading The Origins of Trick or Treating

Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

Summer’s last kiss was sweet as Mother Nature ushered in autumn and these sinfully, delicious sips are perfect for the arrival of fall. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Turning your favorite brew into an innovative “beer-tail” couldn’t be simpler with The Perfect Purée.  Manny’s Shandy, created by Manny Hinojosa with Magnolia beer, apple cider, The Perfect Purée White Peach Purée and nutmeg is a refreshing … Continue reading Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

A chat with singer Chloey Wilson

Chloey Wilson had a few minutes for a telephone chat from her home in Nashville, TN, while the sound quality isn’t as great as we would like, we are grateful Chloey gave us a little piece of her time. You can find Chloey on instagram at ChloeyWilson.official, twitter at the same handle. and of course on Spotify. You can listen to Chloey below or on … Continue reading A chat with singer Chloey Wilson

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 16, 2020 — A panel of high-profile sommeliers and wine directors awarded Vara Winery & Distillery a total of six medals at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards, including a gold medal for their Silverhead Brut Cava. Medals were awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will … Continue reading

Essential Baking Company’s Take & Bake bread is what you need in your pantry now.

We love it when we find a delicious product that makes life easier. And while we enjoy everything that The Essential Baking Company has to offer, their organic Take & Bake bread is by far our favorite. Simplicity rules with this bread. Buy it, put it in the cupboard and as long as you don’t open the package, it will remain fresh in your pantry … Continue reading Essential Baking Company’s Take & Bake bread is what you need in your pantry now.

Gaea’s Creamy Pumpkin Soup

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath With autumn on the horizon, we begin to change colors and scents inside our homes to coordinate with Mother Nature’s canvas outdoors. Warmer colors, spicier scents and rougher textures dominate our décor choices and our selection in foods follow … Continue reading Gaea’s Creamy Pumpkin Soup

party perfect harvest cocktails

Maple, caramel, apples ~ the flavors and aroma of fall. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and of course it’s never too early to begin planning your cocktail menus. Over the next couple of weeks we will … Continue reading party perfect harvest cocktails

bourbon peach cobbler

The peach. One of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts of summer. There’s nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. Whether you’re eating it whole, slicing it into fresh cream, ice cream, or canning or baking, the smell of the peach reminds us that fall is on it’s way. Summer’s last hurrah. We have paired our late summer peach with Four Roses Bourbon. This decadent, delicious … Continue reading bourbon peach cobbler

zucchini and pumpkin fritters with tzatziki

How many ways can you use zucchini in recipes? Every summer we find out, don’t we? What do you do with all of those zucchinis coming out of your garden or showing up mysteriously on your front porch? Cook them up and feed the fam. Pumpkins will be in season soon as well, and the two make excellent companions when paired with a delicious tzatziki. … Continue reading zucchini and pumpkin fritters with tzatziki