New Jersey now has a small batch of craft spirit distillers

Rum distiller at Cooper River Distillers |

Last week I visited all the distilleries New Jersey has to offer – all two of them. Recent changes in distillery laws have made it more reasonable for those who want to brew spirits to open distilleries, and now our wonderful state is producing small batch, artisanal spirits. Last Thursday night, Cooper River Distillers held […]

How to make Rhubarb Shrub Syrup, or welcome to my new obession

Rhubarb Shrub Syrup |

At the Philly Farm & Food Fest, I bought a bottle of Tait Farm Ginger Shrub, and since then I’ve been a bit obsessed with shrubs. A shrub is a concentrated syrup made of fruit, sugar and vinegar. Recipes for shrub syrups date back to Colonial times when the syrups were created as a way […]

Locavore odds and ends: The juneberry is making a comeback and more news for your weekend reading

juneberries |

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! No chit chat today, just straight to the odds and ends. Congratulations to Downingtown’s Victory Brewing Company for begin named one of USA Today’s Top 10 craft breweries to visit this summer. I have some of Victory’s Swing Session Saison in my fridge right now, one of my favorite seasonal beers. Last […]