Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte, Octomore, scotch, whisky, scotch tasting, whisky tasting, peated scotch, peated whisky, Islay, Scotland

More Sips from Islay

Islay…dense with distilleries Islay is a small island off the south-west coast of Scotland, only 25 miles across, yet it boasts eight whisky distilleries. Of those eight, I’ve tried and reviewed six: Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, and Laphroaig (which is where I started my tasting journey). That leaves Lagavulin (which I’ve tried but haven’t formally… [ Read More ]

Pecan Snowballs, baking, love to bake, cookies, Christmas cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding cookies, Pecan Snowball cookies, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Jenny Can Cook

Snowballs in the kitchen

Memories of my Grandmother  I think most everyone can relate to a recipe that reminds them of a cherished relative. For my husband, his late grandmother’s Mandelbrot (a Jewish version of almond biscotti) was a cherished favorite. For me, it’s my late Sapta’s Russian Tea Cakes that bring me back to her home and her hugs…for… [ Read More ]

Passion for whisky, Dewar’s Fine Emporium, scotch, whisky, scotch whisky, scotch tasting, whisky tasting, single malt, Highlands, Speyside, Dewer’s, Holly Seidenwand, Her Whisky Love, People of Whisky

Follow your heart

Pursuing Passion This blog is my labor of love. I love to taste whisky (thanks, Outlander!) and bake, and I’ve discovered that I love to share my experiences with you. It’s important to me to give you a new post each week, and (as my family will attest), I schedule my limited downtime in order to… [ Read More ]

Whiskey Caramel Sauce, Apple Almond Caramel Tart, baking, desserts, love to bake, caramel sauce, caramel, puff pastry, Apple Tart, Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie corn whiskey, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Epicurious, Rattlesnake Rosie’s

A Tart to Remember

Friends in the right places Recently my friend Ken Gordon (of Gordon’s DTX fame) handed me a half-full bottle of Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Corn Whiskey and asked me to “make something with it.” Thinking hard, I remembered that I had once made a Port Wine Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread for pairing at a North Shore Whiskey Club scotch tasting, so… [ Read More ]