Cranberry Mule Mocktail

Cranberry Mule Mocktail |

Last I heard, New Jersey was the third largest cranberry producing state in the country. Lots of the tart berries that end up as jellies and relishes for Thanksgiving come right from the Garden State. Cranberries and their juice are also wonderful in drinks, and I created two cranberry mocktail recipes (non-alcoholic cocktails) for Mother Nature Network. […]

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 […]