The Gentleman’s Rhubarb Martini

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Summer is my absolute favorite time of year and when I am melting my brain is usually working to figure out ways to cool myself off. Rhubarb, that beautiful ruby red celery thing, has always caught my attention. Mostly because of that radiant red. And because it looks like Mother … Read moreThe Gentleman’s Rhubarb Martini

Gulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Friends, it’s summertime. I am down in Texas this week trying not to melt as I make plans and preparations for fall gardening and an impending chicken coop (stay with me for that adventure). Did you know that Vietnamese culture is very prevalent down here? Vietnamese is actually the third … Read moreGulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer

Is it pie? Is it cobbler? It’s BOTH! Texas Hill Country Peach “Pobbler”

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Hello again, my lovelies. Do you like peaches? I don’t mean using the peach emoji as something lewd, I mean the succulent sloppy stone fruit that stars in desserts from pie to cobbler. And that brings me to this: why can’t we hybridize those two things? Oh, wait. I’m The … Read moreIs it pie? Is it cobbler? It’s BOTH! Texas Hill Country Peach “Pobbler”

The Gentleman Caller’s Mardi Gras King Cake

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Hi friends! First of all, please forgive the brief silence here on the site. I have been navigating this change of coasts and it has taken some time and effort. But it seems that things are stabilizing! This coming week brings adventures of re-recording audio for the movie I shot … Read moreThe Gentleman Caller’s Mardi Gras King Cake

Hoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in Bacon

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. In another round of my Tony Award party, I offered my guests these Hoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in delicious Stanton’s pepper bacon. It’s sort of East meets West, Asia meets Texas. This is also REALLY easy and can be done ahead. This particular appetizer truly marries sweet, salty and spicy … Read moreHoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in Bacon