All posts tagged: apothecary

Mindful Attendance with Catherine Costanza of Rochester, New York’s Catherine Rising

Photos above by Jackie Meyvis Meet Catherine Constanza of Rochester New York’s Catherine Rising. Located in The Hungerford building, Catherine says she can’t believe it’s been three years since she moved her life and business up to the flour city from Brooklyn. When I met Catherine, I felt like I’d known her forever! She’s here today to share how she stays tuned to nature to be present in her everyday, both in work and her personal life. Garden Eats: How we mindfully attend to our daily lives is as important as the activities we fill it with — how does your work mirror this attitude? Catherine: Yes- I feel like I have this idea of this beautiful and mindful life that I want to live. I work to create products that are aligned with that idea so I can use them in my own life, and so I can share those ideas and practices with others. GE: Tell us about how you stay hygge in your personal life. C: I pay attention to details, and …

Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails Reviewed, By Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer

Whenever Warren Bobrow says he’s publishing a new cocktail book, I get excited, very, very excited. Warren speaks my health & kitchen language- apothecary, homeopathic, restorative, small-batch… Words I live by and the ingredients I create with. His latest, Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails was created in the spirit of medicinally-themed drinks, and to my personal delight, features mocktails throughout- I make use of mocktails both when entertaining and prescriptively in private practice with patients. The “Theodore Allen” mocktail, Bobrow’s nod to the notorious NYC saloon owner of the 1800s {not to be mistaken with Theodore Allen, the activist} still conjures a boozy palette sensation thanks to the combination of the sweet and acrid roots fennel, parsnip and carrot, but makes for a socially acceptable, before 11 am drink because, well, it is in fact, sans alcohol! True to his common theme of improving on the past, Warren’s new collection reaffirms that… “the essential components in drinks haven’t changed too much over the centuries. Bitters are still made by steeping flower essences, roots, and spices …