Monthly Archives: December 2009

Recipe: Madcap Bellini

While the traditional Bellini utilizes Prosecco, a sweeter Italian version of the white wine bubbly variety, and peach puree, we liked the idea of pairing the more crisp Spanish take on bubbly, Cava, with a sweeter syrup. This lovely cocktail…

Recipe: Make Me Blush

One of the best things about the holidays is having your pals over and serving up fun and exciting cocktails for their experimental delight. For us it is, anyway. Here’s a new member of our repertoire, featuring the ever-sumptuous pomegranate…

Health Watch: Coffee & Diabetes

A recent meta-analysis of 18 different studies revealed that the intake of coffee and tea (both caffeinated and decaffeinated) reduced the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, a form typically developed later in life. The Archives of Internal Medicine evaluated…

Snippet o’ Reg

We recently ran across this news story from a few years ago on Reg Barber, his history and a bit of his manufacturing in Victoria, BC, Canada. It’s great to see where these beautiful tampers come from, and it’s a…

Caffeine, Asian Style

We love reading about the different caffeinated traditions around the world — from Italy to Ethiopia, Argentina to Montreal — so when we ran across this excellent profile in the Wall Street Journal that discusses the best coffee available in…