Sicilian Orange Bread

sliced orange cake

Everything goes in the mixer, oranges with the peel included and the dessert is practically done. Orange bread is a super simple recipe perfect for breakfast, picnics or an afternoon snack. Its texture is soft and fluffy, and its aroma intense and citrusy; it’s orange bread. A traditional Sicilian dessert which is prepared during winter […]

Too Late for a Gimlet Before?

Table top Him Gimlet

It’s true, kids: If you don’t use it, you lose it. The ability to touch your toes, youthful optimism and manageable hangovers all wane with the passing of each season. So does citrus. Though available year-round, lemons, limes, and the like are just as seasonal as any other fruit, and the cold-weather window to the […]

What’s the Difference: Shallots vs. Onions

Slicing onions with a knife

You’re in the produce aisle, staring at an overwhelming spread of veggies, trying to decide between a white onion, a purple onion and a yellow onion, when that familiar feeling of grocery store panic starts to creep in. Wait, what about shallots? you think. What about them! While all alliums—onions, shallots, garlic, scallions, leeks, ramps, chives and their friends—are […]