If you’re looking to bring a little bit of the tropics into your February, look no further than guava. While guava is in season now, you can find guava nectar or puree in stores as well. Whip out the tiny umbrellas.
Guava Mai Tai ~ Guava is a natural addition to one of the quintessential tropical cocktails.
Why stir your drinks with a piece of plastic or wood when a piece of bacon can do the job? That’s the idea behind the bacon swizzle stick!
Instead of frying up your bacon, wrap it around skewers and bake it in the oven. This is perfect for a Bloody Mary or any savory cocktail you think needs a little bacon.
Bacon Swizzle Sticks
8 strips of thick-cut bacon
Wood or metal skewers
Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce the top of the bacon with a skewer and wind the bacon around it. The pierce the bottom of the bacon with the other end of the skewer, holding it in place. Bake skewered bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10 minutes. Flip and bake until it’s crispy, about 5 to 10 minutes more.
Transfer skewers to paper towels and let cool. Blot excess oil, then remove skewers.
When Ned and Michelle Lawton bought a small heirloom apple farm outside Sebastopol in 2013, the previous owners hadn’t spent much energy on upkeep — ‘organic by neglect’ is how Ned describes the orchard. But they couldn’t ignore the promise of the fruit that came from those old trees.