RECIPE: Mistletoe Margarita, A Christmas & New Year’s Margarita Cocktail

The mistletoe plant has ovoid green leaves with small white berries. Why is it associated with Christmas? Here’s one explanation: The Druids of Britain (think Stonehenge), circa 100 C.E., thought that mistletoe had magic properties: a cure for disease, a fertility aid, protection from witches and so forth. In a special ceremony held in late…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Holiday Cocktails To Use Up Spirits

Do you find yourself with bottles of spirits you don’t use often: the Limoncello you bought on impulse, the cachaça you used once to make Caipirinhas, the saké you never get around to drinking with take-out sushi? Could you use the space they take up to store something else? Look for holiday cocktail recipes that…
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PRODUCT: Bill’s Best BBQ Sauce

The sauce is delicious, and a percentage of sales do some good in the world. Photo courtesy Bill’s Best BBQ Sauce.   Barbecue sauce is the number one product we receive over the transom. Living in an apartment with no outdoor space to barbecue, it’s not a product we used much—until it started to arrive…
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TIP OF THE DAY & GIFT: Kahlúa Midnight Coffee Liqueur

Some people think of Kahlúa as one single type of coffee liqueur, to be used in Black Russians, White Russians, Espresso Martinis and Mudslides. The brand is actually a delicious family of coffee liqueurs, including Kahlúa Especial, Kahlúa French Vanilla, Kahlúa Mocha and Kahlúa Hazelnut, among other flavors. There have been limited holiday additions such…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Belle Chevre Goat Cheese Cheesecake

This delicious cheesecake is part goat cheese, part cream cheese. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   When you review food for a living, you never have to worry about scrambling for gift ideas: The products present themselves all year long. So we’re coasting into the holiday season, giving luscious goat cheese cheesecakes to…
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