Quarante Quatre Home-made Liqueur

I can’t remember how this conversation started. I suspect it was October when Rachel told us about the Quarante Quatre. It looks funny to type those words. When you say it as an Anglophone it sounds more like “Care Aunt Cat,” where aunt is pronounced in that British sort of way that sounds like you’re…

The Kerthy Fix Sidecar

Sidecars seem very sophisticated and old-fashioned, but in fact, they are just Margaritas made with Brandy instead of Tequila, and a sugar instead of a salt rim.  These small differences count though.  I drink Sidecars in the winter and would feel very silly drinking a Margarita when the weather wasn’t hot I had my first…

Blueberry Compote, Blueberry Salad Dressing, Blueberry Cocktails….

There are many amazing  foods that define the local cuisine of British Columbia.  It is one of the most bountiful and delicious places in the world….especially if your ideal diet consists of salmon, berries and hazelnuts. Blueberries are abundant and delicious in August. I realize that this post is coming late, but what can I…

Cheap Thrill Sangria

Sangria falls into that most beloved catagory- the cheap thrill.  I make a pretty good Sangria.  I am sure that there is better Sangria out there…my friend Barbara makes a Sangria that pops to mind…but considering the ratio of inexpensive to good I believe that my Sangria cannot be beat.  Wine does not agree with…