• Appetizers
  • Radish Toasts with Herbed Butter


    I did not think something as simple as radishes, butter, salt and toast could be so utterly delicious. IT IS. Ever since reading about this old-fashioned French snack in Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris a few years ago, it has become one of my favorite snacks.  These toasts are easy to whip together for breakfast, a […]

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  • Drinks
  • Corn ‘n’ Oil


    I have searched online and through my library of cocktail books, but the origins of this cocktail are pretty elusive. I do know it hails from Barbados and beautifully showcases velvet falernum. The black strap rum gives this cocktail it’s crude oil hue, thus it’s name.  Perhaps not a name that makes you want to run to the liquor cabinet, […]

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