Another week, another Thymeline! A short one this week with talk about writer’s block, Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns, and new cookbooks to love.
This Early American-style Lemon Ginger Shrub is like a Colonial soft drink. Sweetened by sugar and biting with vinegar, this preserve makes for a refreshing (albeit unusual) drink when mixed with club soda or into cocktails.
A signature drink in New Orleans, the Pimm’s Cup is usually a warm weather cocktail. This simple take on the classic drink uses homemade lemon syrup and muddled cucumbers for a refreshing finish.
Today: A new obsession with homemade iced coffee with minty syrup, delicious cheddar biscuits and blueberry muffins baked on a whim, a sneaky cat, and lots of links.
A comfort food like no other, this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie with Guinness, Bacon, & Beef Filling is topped with creamy Sage & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes. Perfect for the remaining chilly nights as winter turns into spring! St. Patrick’s Day is the end of this week, and with it my internet feeds are full of shamrocks, Lucky Charm-based desserts, and of course, shepherd’s pie. I know it’s cliché, but I had to share this version of the dish as my contribution to the holiday hype. This recipe came together much more quickly than most of my posts, with just […]
I’ve had an unusually busy weekend! First, a friend I haven’t seen in a while came over and helped me with a new spring pasta recipe. It was delicious, and even vegetarian – which I know I don’t often feature on this site. It was great spending time with her. Here’s a sneak peek: Then, being the nerd that I am, a few friends and I started a new tabletop campaign on Sunday, and played for something like eight or nine hours. I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons since college I think, so I’m incredibly rusty, but it was a […]
Whiskey Sours are a serious tradition in my family. For as long as I can remember, my grandfather would make these classic drinks for every holiday or get together we’d have. I’m reasonably certain it was the first cocktail I ever tried, likely given to me when I hit an age where I felt too old for Shirley Temples (little did I know there is no such thing). The drink was handed to me full of bright red maraschino cherries and giant wedges of orange, and was quite likely heavily diluted. It was delicious and citrusy and sweet. When my now-husband Sam came […]
In which I reveal my geeky love of comic books with a movie mini-review, chat about cookbook clubs and Vivian Howard’s Deep Run Roots, and preview a traditional shrub recipe for later this week.
This post is late. I know. I’d hoped to have this up by Mardi Gras, but I fell a little behind in my ambitious scheduling. Please accept my humble apology in the form of this recipe for Bourbon Glazed Cajun Shrimp with Bacon and Cheddar Grits.
I have so much I want to talk about this week, but I’ll try not to go overboard. On the personal side, I finally preserved some citrus! If you’ve never had Salt Preserved Meyer Lemons before, they are a really funky, bright addition to sauces, salads, pastas, and whatever else you can think of. A little goes far. They have a long history and have a strong cult following, although I will admit I’m still figuring out how best to utilize them. More on that in the future. Oh, the Oscars last night. I hadn’t planned to watch, but really enjoyed […]