The Agricola Cookbook is the must-have local cookbook of the summer

Agricola Cookbook |

I’m not even sure where to start with Agricola Cookbook because almost every recipe is begging for me to make it. Filled with recipes from Princeton’s Agricola Community Eatery, it’s subtitled Seasonal American Comfort Food with Style and Grace. I’m counting on the recipes and cooking tips in this book to bump my locavore dishes up a notch […]

Watermelon juice + honeysuckle simple syrup + vodka = really great cocktail

Backyard Picnic Bradford: Watermelon juice, honeysuckle simple syrup, lemon balm, lemon juice & vodka |

Every Friday on my MNN blog, I do a drinks post. It varies between reviews of sustainable wines, beers or spirits and original cocktail creations. Last week’s creation was so good, I had to share it here, too. I created a cocktail I called the Backyard Picnic Bradford. I used honeysuckle and lemon balm from my […]

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. […]