This month, try all natural, hand-crafted cocktail vinegars, monkey bread and Palette 22’s kiwi ginger collins.
Taking on building an at-home bar? Let Washington, D.C.-based Shrub District help you along with their offerings of all natural, hand-crafted cocktail vinegars in flavors like strawberry dill, grapefruit, ginger and more than a handful of other options. Find them at Catoctin Creek Distillery (Purcellville), The Cookery (Arlington), Gift & Gather (Occoquan), The Organic Butcher of McLean and online. —LN
If you miss the sage advice and curated collection of Nancy Pollard and her now-shuttered La Cuisine cookware shop, turn to Kitchen Detail. The new website (lacuisineus.com) covers product recommendations, recipes and Pollard’s personal travels. —SG
Warning: Palette 22’s Kiwi Ginger Collins goes down real easy. A helping of New Amsterdam gin, kiwi and ginger syrups and a splash of lime juice; this may be our drink of the summer. —LN
Swimsuit season is here, and in an attempt to cut back on carbs I’ve taken a stab at making a cauliflower crust pizza using one head of cauliflower, an egg, Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese and salt. Make sure you use a towel to squeeze out the cooked vegetable’s excess water prior to combining with other ingredients, and for a crispier crust, be sure to spread the “dough” thinly. —RK