Reindeer Slushie

For a festive cocktail worthy of Rudolph and his reindeer friends, here is a Reindeer Slushie….Cheers! Ingredients • 2 cups of brandy (no need to buy the expensive kind) • 1 32 oz. bottle of cranberry cocktail juice • 1 12 oz. can of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed • 1 12 oz. can of…

One Stop Pub Crawl

It’s out of the way and two hours from home, but I’m looking for a place to eat while we’re in Troy and stumbled on an unusual cocktail menu. It has me trying to guess what some of the ingredients are and trying to picture their presentation. Nighthawks looks like it’s a bar and grill…

Grand Isle Ferry

I don’t recall ever being on a roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ferry. The only memory I have of anything that even remotely comes close is being aboard the Circle Line as a child, which was (and still is) a sightseeing cruise that took you around Manhattan in a matter of hours. I think I started becoming enamored…

Jaded YouTubers

Spend enough time around teenagers and you’ll become familiar with the term “YouTubers” and even get to know a name or two. If you haven’t heard the term before, you most likely have this past week, when Lori Loughlin, of “Full House” fame and who has been a Hallmark Channel staple up until now, was…

Oh Deer, A Goat

Since moving out of Westchester, we strangely find ourselves going to Cortlandt Manor and accumulating farm animals. There’s a poultry supply store which has the most patient man you’ll ever meet, and he will help you through whatever you need. We’ve acquired more chickens than we can count from him, often on impulse. Today, we…