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l.c. finns extracts
You know, since cocktails are getting all fancy, what with their bitters and tinctures and flaming clapped herbs, I think cookies are getting jealous. But since this is the season cookies shine, let’s give them something equivalent to a posh frock: l.c. finns extracts. Sure, you’ve been using vanilla extract since you were a wee baker, but have you thought about subbing in ginger extract to your Toll House recipe? Chocolate Ginger Chippers bring cookie plates to a whole new level.
Locally made in small and intense batches, these extracts are all natural, using fresh and simple ingredients to pack a flavor wallop. Consider your brownies hit with a drop of coffee flavor, or your meringues amped by a drop of hibiscus. Then move into savory with beefy chili kicked with a bit of cinnamon, or an Indian curry with a touch of cardamom. And, yes, you can add them to your cocktails, too. There’s nothing wrong with a gin and cranberry tonic lifted with a touch of ginger. Find them at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Whole Foods, Kitchen in the Market, Golden Fig Fine Foods, Annona Gourmet, and online at lcfinns.com.