Month: April 2020

Sorrel Salmon (Saumon à l’oseille)

Sorrel Salmon (Saumon à l’oseille)

Sorrel salmon is a recipe I’ve been wanting to make for quite a few years and just never did. The dish was invented by the Troisgros brothers in 1973 France and became the most popular dish on their menu. While now it is considered a 

Shashlik Shrimp Pasta

Shashlik Shrimp Pasta

Originally I wanted to make a tasty Cajun shrimp pasta, however Cajun seasoning doesn’t really exist in Ukraine and I don’t plan on flying home anytime soon. I could always make my own but instead I thought, why not take advantage of the spice blends 

The Jack Rose

The Jack Rose

The Jack Rose is a classic cocktail that was popular at the turn of the 20th century. No one really knows who invented it, or why it is named how it is, but there are many disputed theories. The recipe I’m giving for this cocktail 

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Originally I was going to call this Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, as it’s one of the most popular dishes tourists get when they visit Thailand. Even on my many trips there I’ve always gotten it at least once. However this version is not a super 

Event Horizon

Event Horizon

The Event Horizon is a drink I made a couple days ago to try out cocktails with a new bottle of Magellan gin. This is a French gin that is infused with Iris flowers, so it does have a light blue color. While I don’t 

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

Perhaps one of my favorite authors (probably for his short straight-to-the-point prose) Ernest Hemingway is as much known for his literary works as it larger than life personality. A fan of drinking and fighting, it only makes sense he has a drink named after himself. 

Salo Beans

Salo Beans

I don’t make beans often, but during this corona virus quarantine sometimes I feel like being lazy and just opening a jar. Of course, I wouldn’t be a proper food blogger if I didn’t figure out a way to spruce up a packaged good. So 

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

If you’re thinking, “Hey that’s green not blue!” you wouldn’t be the first. In fact the Blue Hawaii is a completely separate cocktail than the Blue Hawaiian, which is blue. This cocktail was created by Harry Yee, the bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 

The Louverture, And Inventing A New Tiki Cocktail

The Louverture, And Inventing A New Tiki Cocktail

I never really had a high opinion of tiki cocktails, relegating them to the echelon of ‘girly drinks’ or watered down sugar alcohol. Little did I know how mistaken I was. Yes, my massive ego has allowed me to admit I was wrong. So, after 

How To Make Earl Grey Cocktail Syrup

How To Make Earl Grey Cocktail Syrup

This earl grey cocktail syrup was something I originally had to make for the drink Treaty of Paris. Most cocktail syrups these days aren’t sold in stores, just because they are getting more and more creative. Thankfully most of them are not that difficult to