Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cocktails with Royal Rose Simple Syrups

I love Royal Rose‘s flavored simple syrups – I use them in cocktails, and I mix with soda water for lightly flavored homemade sodas. Their unique flavors add give cocktails unexpected depth (like in my favorite Saffron Sour at the … Continue reading

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April Portland Spirits Society Tasting: Salvage BBQ

I love Salvage BBQ so much, but I always think of their great barbecue, sides, and craft beer selection. So I was surprised when a Portland Hunt & Alpine Club¬†bartender suggested them as a place with a great bourbon selection.¬† … Continue reading

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Wintertime Canning: Hot Pepper Jam

Canning hot pepper jam in the middle of winter is the perfect pick-me-up. It’s nice to put up a quick little project that doesn’t rely on perfect in-season produce, and this jam refreshes the canning pantry which is starting to … Continue reading

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First Look: Reopened East Ender

I eagerly stopped into the East Ender on Middle Street in Portland last night for happy hour. I’m an unabashed fan of Karl and Bill’s cooking – last seen coming from the bright orange Small Axe food truck. The two … Continue reading

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