I'm thrilled to partner with Lillet, one of my favorite French brands, to bring you these festive holiday recipes. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The New Baguette! Around this time last year, Rene and I were gearing up for a three-week holiday in Europe - first Poland, where I’d meet dozens of his family members, then France, where we’d be staying with my family in Paris and with his in Marseille. For a diehard Francophile like me, being in France feels like going back to the mothership, to create new memories and collect inspiration in the . . .
Well, guys, the end is nigh... Just kidding. But the end of 2016 is really nigh, and it is time for my annual reflections on the past year. 2016 was quite the formative period for yours truly: I re-branded my site, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made, taught my first food photography class and subsequently a handful of others, did my first cooking demo (thanks to all of you who attended!), and joined forces with three other food babes to form Salt + Sage Collective. But the year wasn't all fun and games. As most of you know, this summer I . . .
As promised, today I am sharing the Sparkling Blueberry-Basil Lemonade recipe from my brunch demo at the French Cheese Board. This recipe was a real crowd pleaser - I think some people were genuinely shocked by how easy it is to make delicious homemade lemonade that’s free of freaky store-bought powders, refined sugar or preservatives. It's perfect for guests who prefer not to drink alcoholic brunch cocktails, or for those weaning themselves off of store-bought sugary beverages. However, should you want to make this into an adult version, swap out one cup of . . .
Although the golden age of green smoothie recipes is probably behind us (good riddance!), I realized that for being a healthy recipe blog The New Baguette was seriously lacking in this department. That's why today I am giving you my first and final word on the subject. The biggest mistake people make with morning smoothies is that they consist of just fruit and water/milk/fruit juice. This makes the smoothie basically pure sugar. Adding vegetables (think greens, carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers) adds more fiber, helping to slow down the sugar absorption into your . . .
Have you heard of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing? It's basically the Superbowl of horse-racing that's comprised of three races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Truth be told, I knew almost nothing of the event either (apart from this awesome scene in Pretty Woman, of course) except that the Kentucky Derby involves wearing big hats and sipping on mint juleps. But did you know the other two races boast their own signature race-day cocktails? This year, Maker’s Mark whisky is celebrating derby season by partnering with . . .
I realize the term 'white wine spritzer' conjures the image of a watered down, flavorless, bargain booze cocktail, but this baby right here is not for the faint of heart. This drink is for those who like it spicy, herby, and bursting with flavor. This is a big girl cocktail. Pitcher cocktails are ideal for brunch parties, backyard cookouts, and basically any occasion when you're entertaining more than one person. This drink has been the cornerstone of many parties my friends and I have thrown, and I can't wait to share another pitcher of it (or three) with them this . . .
Hellooo, blogosphere! As you may have heard, I moved apartments last week, which explains why this is my first new post in two weeks. I am very excited to be up and running again, and equally excited to be sharing this cocktail recipe with you. My relationship with gin started out rocky. I first tried it in a Negroni (at an age when it was still illegal for me to try a Negroni...) and found it absolutely vile. How anyone could enjoy something so intensely sweet, bitter and herbal in the same glass was beyond me, and I recoiled just from just the thought of it . . .