Month: January 2018

Seed Suppliers for the Pacific Northwest

Seed Suppliers for the Pacific Northwest

As I note in my January Garden Monthly Checklist, one of the first things you want to do when you start planning your garden is to build a wish list of all the wonderful plants you are going to grow. Even if you have no interest […]

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees is a classic cocktail based off a gin sour and one of my favorites to serve guests at summer gatherings; it’s refreshing, balanced, and beautiful in the glass. My version adjusts the recipe slightly with a bit of additional depth from the […]

How To Make Simple Syrup (and Variations)

How To Make Simple Syrup (and Variations)

Here in Seattle, there are scads of bars, restaurants and speakeasies, each serving up an amazing list of craft cocktails. We love exploring our city and trying out their fares, but we also love making our own craft cocktails at home, where we can enjoy […]

January Monthly Garden Checklist

January Monthly Garden Checklist

I don’t think there is a more optimistic human being than the vegetable gardener with a pile of new seed catalogs, pouring through them in the dark depths of winter. All futures are verdant, bright, and perfect. Sigh. January is all about preparation, planning and […]

Why We Love Paprika for Recipe and Meal Planning

Why We Love Paprika for Recipe and Meal Planning

 For years, we have used Paprika as our primary recipe software for managing the complexities meal planning: finding and saving recipes, mapping out your meals for the week, calculating how much you need to buy, and even grocery shopping. We’ve streamlined our workflow over the years, […]

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

These spiced nuts are my go-to party appetizer, especially for entertaining over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday. These nuts are sweet, spicy and salty, with a subtle burst of rosemary – everything a snack should be. They’re quite versatile when it comes to drink pairings, though […]

The Everything Works Out Cocktail

The Everything Works Out Cocktail

At Half Full Farm, we have an expression: no matter how hard things seem, not matter how frustrated you get, Everything Works Out. In fact, when we found Kitchen Pig – holding a sign in his mouth – we decided that was the prefect phrase […]