Frappé, or: my quarantine coffee

Frappé is the ideal quarantine coffee: made of shelf-stable ingredients and designed to pass the time. As the Dalgona coffee craze sweeps Instagram, it is clear folks are looking for ways to spend their time at home by preparing food and drink (see also: sourdough starters). Dalgona coffee (whipped instant coffee, sugar, and hot water…

Quarantine Diary in a Bottle

Compose a boozy diary of your quarantine by making vermouth: bottling scents and flavors from this moment in time to take a snapshot of this self-isolated life. Vermouth is aromatized, fortified wine – that is, wine given a boost of extra flavors and extra booze. Best known in the US as the other half of…

Candied Citrus Peels

To eek out every bit of immune- and mood-boosting goodness from sunny citrus, candy your leftover peels. You’ll get the sweet treat of your peels and a bonus batch of citrus syrup you can use to flavor drinks, soak cakes and more! You can use any kind of citrus peel; pictured here is a mix…

Leafy Mnemonics

As I mixed greens for a salad this morning, I felt the presence of two dear friends in the kitchen with me.  The mint and fava greens I chopped and dressed to top a dutch baby were strong mnemonics for Anya and Katie: memories called up of brief moments in the past when kismet brought…

Z Line Vermouth: Photo Essay

Many folks only know of vermouth as ‘other part’ of a martini. The dusty, little-known bottle on the shelf of almost every bar might be identified by a single tasting note: dry or sweet. But, oh, all the things vermouth can be! Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine, meaning: wine with extra booze and…