Cara Cara Orange Rosemary Shrub

Add some brightness to your next cocktail or soda with this sweet and tangy cara cara rosemary shrub! This cocktail came up to me in the boring month of January while everyone was worried about New Year’s resolutions and staying out of the bar. We accidentally picked up a bag of Cara Caras instead ofContinue reading “Cara Cara Orange Rosemary Shrub”

Snake Plant Care

Snake plants are easy to care for if you know stick to these guidelines! Few plants have as many different names as the Snake Plant. Across Europe, it’s called “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” and “Saint Georges Sword”. In Japan they call it “Tiger’s Tail”, and it goes by “Cow’s Tongue” in Puerto Rico. Addressing this plant byContinue reading “Snake Plant Care”

How to use Coconut Coir to Start Seeds

If you’ve ever had a seed starter kit or explored the idea of mixing your own seed starting soil, chances are you’ve come across coconut coir. Some people like it, some people don’t. Before I could make my own opinion on the unusual dirt discs that came in the mail with some seeds, I askedContinue reading “How to use Coconut Coir to Start Seeds”

How to make Green Cardamom Syrup

Green cardamom is an amazing spice, and here’s how to use it in mixology. While exploring interesting ingredients for original cocktails, I experimented extensively with green cardamom. I tried to infuse gin with it; I tried adding it to shrubs; I tried to use cardamom tea as a replacement for Pimm’s; the list goes on.Continue reading “How to make Green Cardamom Syrup”