Fermentation is one of my very favorite ways to experiment in the kitchen. From a wild yeast sourdough, to fermented vegetables from the garden to kombucha. The entire process is a lesson of time, patience, the right ingredients – and much like… Read More

You’ve asked and I listened! Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite wines. A mixture of rosés, reds, and whites (including bubbles!) that range from affordable to splurge-worthy. It’s no secret that I love a good rosé…it’s always the first section… Read More

Cranberry Orange Gin Fizz

Winter in the Midwest can be both beautiful and fierce. There are days that boast sunshine and snowy hills that beg to be slid down, and ponds smooth as glass that beckon you to skate until you can no longer feel your… Read More

Mocha Mint BIZZY Martini

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ll know two small fun facts: 1) Iced coffee is my jam. I drink it year round, even in the dead of winter in the state of Minnesota. My husband and I share… Read More

Peach Vodka Mojito

There is something both calming + invigorating about a warm summer night on the porch with friends or family. Good conversation, a gentle breeze & a cocktail in hand, those are the moments I allow myself to just be. Hundreds of singers… Read More

Habanero Pomegranate Margarita

I don’t know about you – but I’m an aficionado of all things spicy. Be it food or drink, I prefer it on the hotter side. There’s a saying in Minnesota about spice referred to as “Minnesota hot.” Whenever we order something at… Read More

Watermelon Champagne Cocktail

 Whether you’re hosting a Girls Night In or searching for a refreshing fancy{ish} drink to serve at a dinner party: this one is a nice change of pace with some bright flavors. Champagne is one of my favorite cocktails of choice. It’s celebratory… Read More

Watermelon Margarita

Summer is by far my favorite season and I relish every waking moment of it. My husband has coined this summer: “The Summer of Julia.” We are huge Seinfeld fans, and I’ve been able to do things this summer I’ve been wanting to… Read More

Citrus Infusion Cocktail

 I recently picked up a large amount of Kumquats at the store and they were bursting with tartness and vibrance. It was almost like an entree to the spring, sunshine and the warmer weather we’ve finally been enjoying in a tiny little… Read More

Bloody Mary

 Occasionally, I enjoy a good Bloody Mary. A few spots in Minneapolis have really nailed my preference in flavor town.  A recent jaunt to Smack Shack with some good company (Find Laurie at Relishing It!) made me want to create a recipe of my… Read More