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Uncle Johnny’s (Old) Manhazerac

My Uncle Johnny is an experimenter extraordinaire, particularly when it comes to cocktails. Following is a recipe for a Manhattan/Sazerac fusion straight from the master’s laboratory. Pretty darned tasty! In an old fashioned glass put: ½ tsp. sugar (try dark...

NY Times Reviews the Roundhouse

The Times just reviewed the latest addition to what is becoming an increasingly interesting food scene in Beacon, the town where I live. The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls is a gorgeous restaurant that is housed in what was, for as long as I have lived here, a derelict...

Wish You Were Here…

Christmas Dinner 2009 Enjoyed by Jeff, Kathy, Kristin, Joanna, Colin, Joanne, & Robert. Addendum: hors by, Kristin, Joanna, & Colin Cocktails by, Jeff Salad by, Kathy & Joanne Main course by, Jeff Desserts: Ice cream by, Joanna, Molten chocolate cakes...

Soup du Jour

Today’s soup? One of my all time favorites, beef and barley. We started with a fresh, homemade broth that Kathy made from the bones of two chickens we had last week. (We did have to add some boxed broth as well to get as much as we needed.) We simmered for four...