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Mocktail Recipe: The Bright & Bitter — Brunch Recipes from The Kitchn

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Late last summer I spent a week in Boulder, Colorado, and one morning we had breakfast with friends at The Kitchen, a bright and modern bistro downtown. While they had a full roster of appealing brunch cocktails, I decided to keep it light with a mocktail — and it blew me away. The Bright & Bitter was a jolly mix of fresh fruit juice, strengthened by non-alcoholic bitters into a very grown-up sip.

Lucky for all of us, The Kitchen is sharing the recipe with all of us here at The Kitchn. If you want to go beyond simple OJ at your next brunch, I have just the thing for you.

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4 Ways to Use Ground Vanilla Beans — Ingredient Spotlight

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Have you stumbled across this ingredient? Ground vanilla beans are exactly what they sound like — whole vanilla beans, processed into a slightly moist powder. Able to withstand higher heat than vanilla extract, this is a forgiving and versatile ingredient you’ll want to keep in your pantry! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Recipe: 30-Minute Chicken Posole — Weeknight Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn

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Posole is everything I love about Mexican cuisine. It's fresh and light, spicy and cool, crunchy and chewy — all in one bowl. It's also the best kind of soup for this in-between "not quite cold, but not quite warm" weather we've been having. It's a cozy and satisfying soup that you get to pile with fresh green toppings. Trust me, this combination totally works.

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A Decadent Way to Eat Asparagus — Delicious Links

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I don't know about you, but oftentimes I associate asparagus with fresh salads, or delicious cold soups. You know, normal veggie stuff. But 'lo! There are some truly decadent, and sometimes cheesy possibilities that need to be thrown in the mix. This croque madame with roasted asparagus is the indulgent sandwich you deserve right now.

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Can I Re-Cook Underdone Hard-Boiled Eggs? — Good Questions

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Q: Is there any way to re-cook underdone hard-boiled eggs? I cracked into a couple of eggs this morning from the same batch and realized that they were badly underdone — whites were not even set through. I have another half-dozen eggs from the same batch that I'd like to rescue if possible.

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What’s Making Us Happy This Week — Editor Picks for April 29

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Vintage citrus wall charts, the perfect pitcher, and a high-tech food scale are a few of the things making us happy this week!

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