Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Gummy Experiment in Vintage Intoxicants

I recently learned about Gum Arabic, an archaic and exotic-sounding cocktail ingredient, something I expected to find in an art supply shop, not a whiskey sour.  A powdery substance derived from the hardened sap of the acacia tree, Gum Arabic … Continue reading

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Summer Strawberry Cobbler

It’s June in Vermont, which means roadside farms are offering plump, ruby-colored little strawberries.  I bought two quarts from a local stand and proceeded to dig through recipes looking for something I could make quickly from ingredients in my cupboard.  … Continue reading

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Toy Fire Truck

A few months back I was visiting with my brother, his wife, and his young son Bowen, who was very excited about his toy Hess truck. Toy Hess trucks have a long tradition, going back to 1964. The first one … Continue reading

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