It was much-needed and fantastic and really, really sunny.
I didn’t preset anything to post up on here, so it’s been a bit neglected, but I’ve dug through my drafts to find you something wonderful to make up for the hiatus. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
In addition to their vodka, gin, rye, and whiskey (see more on this below) this Beamsville operation distills bitters, which were a newer-to-me product (having never tasted them in the past)… though have often been recommended to try out when my stomach isn’t in order.
But then I got my hands on some and after experimentation in the kitchen I’m sold on using them as a key culinary ingredient. They’re generally used as top-notch flavour agent designed to give cocktails that extra oomph. Continue reading →
A couple of years ago, I was featuring White Meadows Farms in an article. They’re a local maple syrup producer that is worth the drive through the country roads on really snowy and icy days (IE last week).
Earlier this holiday season, I was contacted by Allergic Living Magazine to develop a gingerbread house free of all the top allergens. For their (and my) readers, I also wanted to create an eggless/vegan royal icing (you know–the kind that hardens) and offer candy/decor options as well.
I’m well aware that I’m not the best decorator in the land (of gingerbread and beyond), but here’s the deal.
This is a really delicious gingerbread house
It’s free of the top 8 allergens, and nightshade and legume-free, too
It holds up–we were still snacking on it a week later
Sure, it’s a little time consuming, but can be easily spread out over a couple of days making it easy as… cookies
It’s sturdy but tender
It’s great for beginners or experienced folks; just watch the hot sugar syrup for little hands–that should be an adult job
If you received the latest Allergic Living newsletter, you would have received this, too. If not, you can check out the recipe, template, and step-by-step detailed instructions here.
Happy holidays, folks! Feel free to let me know any questions you might have.