1Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rhubarb is falling apart and the color has bled into the syrup, about 20 to 25 minutes.
2Remove from the heat and, using a fine-mesh strainer, strain and discard the rhubarb solids. Let the syrup cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a resealable container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy's HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Segal has some serious flair when it comes to nontraditional desserts; here, her farmers' market haul goes toward a rhubarb-strawberry consommé. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Welcome to the first episode of CHOW Happy Hour! Every Friday, shoot the breeze with world-famous bartender Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, while he mixes you up a delicious cocktail. This week: the Max's Mistake, with gin and passion fruit syrup. Cheers!
Mark Scarbrough, coauthor of Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese, shares an idea for a quick, delicious, simple dessert with a goaty tang—you just need goat cheese, chocolate, maple syrup, and cocoa. (Here's Mark's recipe for chèvre truffles from Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese.)
Michael Cecconi is the former mixologist at New York’s Back Forty; he's currently the head bartender at San Francisco's Two Sisters Bar and Books, and teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. Here he shares a quick summertime drink idea, called a Scotch Blossom: 2 ounces of Scotch, 1 ounce of honey simple syrup, 1 ounce of lime juice, 4 to 8 mint leaves, and ice. Shake vigorously, add soda water, and enjoy.
A perfect healthy yet hearty breakfast, this creamy steel-cut oatmeal is made in the slow cooker, so it's ready when you wake up. You can customize your bowl with whatever toppings you like: fresh or dried fruits, cinnamon, maple syrup, nuts . . . Read more.
Candy canes mark the run-up to Christmas, and by the end of the season you're bound to have more than you know what to do with. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you five great ways to use them up, including Candy Cane Simple Syrup and Candy Cane Vodka. You may actually find yourself heading back to the store to buy more.