Eggnog Yes or No?

Eggnog, egg nog or egg-nog, historically also known as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks.” Wikipedia

Eggnog, yes or no?

And if yes, spiked or non-alcoholic? And if spiked, what alcohol do you add? Rum, bourbon, whiskey?

A rich and creamy adult milkshake it was called in one recipe I read. I think it’s a love it or hate it but we’ll see what response we get.

My mother made it with raw eggs when I was a kid and sprinkled nutmeg on top. She used a hand held egg beater, a rotary one, non-electric, to whip the egg whites into froth.  There was no cooking involved that I remember but there is definitely cooking in  Alton Brown’s recipe.

Here’s an article from Wired Magazine How to Use Science to Make Safe Eggnog with Raw Eggs  

There is an Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe here

You definitely do not want to make anyone sick with raw eggs. Not that anyone is entertaining and serving eggnog this holiday season.

 

Ketchup Soda? And/Or/Nor Dill Pickle Soda?

This morning as I parked on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Strip District a young woman came out to the sidewalk with the Ketchup Soda sign. Now I was on my way to get a coffee at La Prima Espresso but on the way back to my car I thought I have to see what Ketchup Soda looks like.

and here it is on the shelf at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop 

Which flavor would you sample to see how it tastes?

I’ll make a return trip to purchase an

 

Yes, Gatorade has a Birthplace

Who knew? Gatorade has a birthplace!

Sunday afternoon at the  University of Florida in Gainesville.img_3348

 

Especially for Rufus

After school on Wednesday, I went down to Annex Cookery and the Tin Front Cafe.  I was in the market for a new espresso maker.   I ordered a lunch portion of their four cheese macaroni and a mixed greens salad with balsamic and asiago cheese shavings on top. And what do you know?  As I sat there, I saw the infused vodka on the glass shelf and thought of Blogger Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. (AKA Greg)  and here is the wild part- his post today is about Pepper Infused VODKA!

 Horseradish Vodka? (they use it for Bloody Marys) Ellie explained how they make it.

I knew he would not care for the Apple Raisin Infused Rum  (he detests raisins as I’ve read his wife Katherine’s writings about that topic)  but I just thought the line of glass bottles filled with colored spirits and the labels would be of special interest to him.