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Below are two cocktails using the soda syrups I developed earlier this week. The Strawberry Jalepeño Syrup goes well with the earthy flavor of white tequila while the richer flavor of the cherry syrup pairs well with bourbon. Both syrups are delicious in plain soda water or as a cocktail. Strawberry Jalepeño Tequila Cocktail Ingredients: Strawberry Jalepeño […]


Here is another foray into fresh fruit sodas, inspired by a cherry lime rickey. The star anise adds depth to the cherries and the lime adds tartness. This syrup also makes a beautiful magenta color. Cherry Anise Lime Soda Syrup Ingredients: 2 cups black cherries, stemmed (but not pitted) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup […]


I have been thinking about making homemade soda syrups for a while, and I finally got the chance while on vacation in Portland this summer. Given the season, I decided to capitalize on the fresh fruit of the season. I wanted to balance the sweetness of the strawberry with a bit of spiciness of the jalepeño.   […]


I have recently encountered several savory dishes featuring watermelon, which inspired this dish. The salad balances textures (the soft chewiness of israeli couscous, the crunchy bite of watermelon and the creamy feel of cheese) and flavors (the toastyness of the couscous, the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of the cheese), plus the fresh and spicy flavor of […]


In preparation for an Oscars Party hosted by a lactose-intolerant friend, I have developed a recipe for nearly vegan chocolate eclairs. The dough for these fairly fancy pastries is surprisingly easy to make. The dough contains eggs. The filling has a silken tofu base and the ganache is made with almond milk. Nearly Vegan Chocolate […]


I was inspired to develop this recipe to highlight the bright flavors of grapefruit. The salad utilizes other ingredients that are pantry items and are not necessarily in season during the winter. I shocked the onions to mellow their flavor, toasted the almonds to give the salad a warm crunchy element, and used curry powder […]


Lately, I have been experimenting with making sodas at home with my bubbler. This syrup is infused with Earl Grey tea, and makes a great fountain drink as well as cocktail. Earl Grey Soda Syrup Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 fine quality Earl Grey tea bags 2 cups sugar Instructions: Bring water to a boil. […]