Recipe – Dessert: Tiramisu (Italy)

Two very highly regarded Italian restaurants near me, Trattoria Stella and Pepe Nero, both make a wonderful “classic” tiramisu.  This dessert could be described as Italian Heaven in the mouth.  I would order it often, especially if I had the perfect excuse with me – someone willing to share it. But then:  Having walked by containers…

Recipe: Tiramisu Custard Ice Cream (Italy / USA)

This recipe began as a happy accident.  I was making tiramisu and had some ingredients left over.  I threw everything into a bowl, along with an extra egg or two, then mixed and mixed.  After concluding that it was too liquidy to be of any immediate use, I tossed it into the freezer and went…

Review – White Wine: 2011 Missing Spire Riesling, Michigan USA

The bottle.  Photo taken within the same historic building from whence the Missing Spire came. Real history.  Poetically written true tale. The back bottle’s story, showing the historic asylum, which has since been converted into shops, offices, and residential condominiums and apartments. Mildly effervescent like upon sipping.  Cools and soothing stimulation to the throat like…

Review – Sake: Divine Droplets, Japan

Who isn’t attracted to gold writing, especially in the elegant fashion of calligraphy brushes? Best enjoyed “on a sunny spring or summer day with blossoms on the trees.” – M.A.L. Fuller thicker taste, sweeter and richer upon first sip with a stronger alcoholic sensation than another of comparable ABV.  Mildly fruity, subtly honey-floral.  Mild yeasty-wheat…