Sweet Cherry Bourbon Smash | FeastInThyme.com

Sweet Cherry Bourbon Smash

What better way to celebrate summer cherry season than with a seasonal twist on a classic cocktail? Full of fresh fruit and mint, tart lime, and good bourbon whiskey, the playfully bright Sweet Cherry Bourbon Smash is easy to make but complex in flavor. Summer never looked so sweet.

Large Batch Whiskey Sours | Feast In Thyme

Large Batch Whiskey Sours | A Family Tradition

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 […]

Valentine's Day Recipe Round-Up | Feast In Thyme

Valentine’s Day Recipe Round-Up

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether it’s baking heart-shaped cookies with your family and friends or an excuse to buy that expensive bottle of wine to share with your significant other, it’s a wonderfully sappy holiday to celebrate with food. When I hurt my knee, I had to scrap many of my original recipe tests for the upcoming weeks. I might not be able to test any new Valentine’s themed recipes myself, but I thought I’d share these delicious recipes from across the web instead. Take a look – I hope one (or more!) inspire you to give the […]

Cookbook Gift Guide 2016 | Feast In Thyme

Cookbook Gift Guide 2016

I adore collecting books, and I’ve had a steadily growing and diverse library for as long as I can remember. In high school, it was graphic novels; in college and grad school, I began building a rather respectable collection of texts on Buddhism and Tibetan religions for my research; and in recent years I’ve become utterly obsessed with cookbooks. In hopes of keeping down costs and clutter, I spend a lot of time reading reviews of new publications and curating a very selective Amazon wish list. With the holiday season upon us, I’m sharing this research with you in the form […]

Apple Cider Bundt Cake with Sweet Brandy Glaze | Feast In Thyme

Apple Cider Bundt Cake with Sweet Brandy Glaze | An Education in Election Cake

Over the last few weeks I’ve been reading a lot about the colonial American tradition of the Election Cake – Have you heard about this? I pride myself on learning obscure, historical reasons to celebrate just about anything, but until I spotted articles on the topic a few weeks ago I had no idea this was a thing. There’s a been a lot of negativity this election season, and with November 8th so close (and with my love of history piqued), I immediately had to know more – and I knew I had to make my own cake to bring back […]

Acorn, Delicata, Butternut and Pumpkin, Oh My! | Feast In Thyme

Halloween Edition!

I have to start this post with an apology. I would love to be presenting you with a multi-course, spook-tacular Halloween feast right now. It would be complete with candle-lit mood lighting, a classy dark atmosphere that calls to mind a chic occult dining room, and at least five courses and two signature cocktails, one with obligatory dry ice. Regrettably, however, this isn’t that post.