Hurricane Wine for the Unemployed, or Two Tasty and Affordable Red Blends

For those of you who didn’t know already, I’m a bit of a wine person. White’s okay, but I love a good sparkling or red. My local wine shop suggested these two blends to accompany a spicy jambalaya I made a while ago. I already knew about the Ménage a Trois, but I hadn’t tried […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate with (optional) Guinness or Chocolate Liqueur

Our landlords aren’t turning on our heat. For some of you used to the weather up here in the northeast, maybe it’s not such a big deal. But for someone like me, who’s spent her life on either the Mediterranean or Gulf coasts, night time temperatures below 60 degrees require a furnace. I sleep beneath […]

Honeyed Ginger-Vanilla Tea

Why can’t we always live in sweatpants? Sometimes, all I need are sweatpants, a good book, and a cup of tea. I hadn’t made fresh tea before today, so after consulting the wide world of the internet, I came up with this (easy) recipe for a spiced but sweet tea. Warning: if you don’t like […]