love baking, Michael Ruhlman, Theresa Carle-Sanders, outlander kitchen, ratios, baking, baking science

…and now to explain the “& Scones”

As I mention in my “A Little About Me”┬ápage, I love cooking and especially love baking. Where else do you get the melding of magic and science? What magic, you say? Look what happens when flour, sugar, and butter are combined and subjected to heat…Scotch shortbread appears! Voila! Well, maybe not quite “voila” but you… [ Read More ]

learning about scotch, scotch, whisky, laphroaig distillery, laphroaig, Scotland, Islay

Why do this?

New to whisky I am a new scotch whisky drinker, and I’m still learning about scotch. Having developed a taste (and apparently a tolerance) for alcohol at a relatively late age (early 40s), I went from the sweet to dry white and red wines, then sweet to straight gin and vodka drinks, including perhaps a… [ Read More ]