Sprig and Spirit: A New Project

SprigandSpirit Collage

Dear readers, I have a new project in my back pocket. It’s a sibling project I launched with my brother, André Darlington, called Sprig + Spirit. As you might guess, it’s a site devoted to cocktails. Healthy cocktails. And now you’re furrowing your brow! Healthy cocktails? Welll, for the last year, André and I have been […]

Cheese Events at Nectar and Woodloch

Woodloch Cheese Collage

Consider this your spring teaser! Here are two cheese events to mull over as spring presses her face against the cheese-room door. The first involves more cheese and gin. The second, a cheese spa… Nectar: A Spirited Evening, April 16 Chef Patrick Feury of Nectar in Berwyn, PA deserves a big spring smooch from cheese […]

Meet Prufrock & Eidolon with Molly Glasgow

Prufrock and Eidolon Wrapped

Usually I show you cheeses that are naked. That is to say, sans packaging. But when Prufrock and Eidolon arrived in the mail, I was struck by their attire. The packaging reminded me of the fashionable slickers that my Finnish neighbor children wear — all playful patterns and punchy colors. Should cheese packaging matter? After all, aren’t cheese lovers really after […]

Pairing Cheese and Gin

Stef and Dean with Cheese and Gin

It’s no secret: I love spirits. And I love exploring how to pair spirituous flavors with cheese. Over the weekend, I teamed up with Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse Cheese (left) and Dean Brown of Rowhouse Spirits (right) for an “After Hours in the Greenhouse” event at my local urban farm, Greensgrow. What better place […]

The Digital Dairy Era

Instagramming Di Bruno Bros

This post is based on a talk I gave at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference in February on the subject of Writing About Products for Market. Since several of you have asked about it, I’ve condensed my notes and included a link to my PowerPoint presentation. Please feel free to share! Observation […]