Posts in Taste
Cran-mary Citrus Sparkler

This refreshing cocktail pairs tart and sweet juices with two kinds of alcohol and a simple syrup infused with rosemary and is perfect for parties since it can be served by the glass or in larger batches by the pitcher. Served in sugar-rimmed glasses garnished with rosemary sprigs, dried fruit and the sugared cranberries, this cocktail will definitely bring the sparkle to the party.

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Oven Roasted Baby Carrots and Fennel

Fall has been slow to arrive in Virginia this year, the trees remaining cloaked in deep hues of green until late last week, when hints of gold and rust began to appear. It was as if the season had finally started to wake up from its long, summer slumber, drowsily fading in a little more with each passing day, and bringing with it, cooler temperatures, and the anticipation of evenings in front of the fireplace, the aroma of roasted vegetables and fruit crisp wafting through the house.

 

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Cardamom and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Pistachios and Rose Petals

Adding a few seeds of freshly ground cardamom to white chocolate adds a subtly sweet smokiness to the chocolate and creates the perfect coating for ripe and luscious strawberries.  Top with chopped pistachios and dried rose petals for a dessert that is as flavorful as it is beautiful.

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