Fig Syrup and Jam

The fruits of summer, how we do love thee. Our neighbor is kind enough to let us enjoy the brown figs from his tree. This year his bounty is full and it got the old creative juices flowing. Enjoy these two simple recipes that will have you loving figs. Cocktail recipes to follow! Fig Jam 1…

What inspired this amorous rhyme? One part gin and one part lime…

His-and-hers cocktails. The Final Ward, created by bartender Phil Ward in New York, is a variation of the 1920’s pre-prohibition cocktail The Last Word.  Phil replaced the gin with rye and the lime with lemon.  Both cocktails are well balanced — slightly sweet and slightly sour. They complement one another just like you and your valentine. Hers:…