Kitchen Queers Blog

This BLOG is the companion to the KQ web site.
Here you'll find behind the scenes details about our recipes, cocktails, other ideas in development and more.
Thank you for joining us in our San Francisco kitchen, bar and dining room.

Friday, October 28, 2016

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Red Signature Cocktails

Above: The KQ Red Velvetini cocktail.

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Red Signature Cocktails

Watch cocktail videos featuring red libations on the Kitchen Queers YouTube® channel.

Above: Graphics for the Fiesta cocktail video featuring guest taste tester Jesus U. Bettawork.

Above: A Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

HALLOWEEN CANDY: Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Truffles

Above: Peanut Butter Truffles covered with white chocolate.

HALLOWEEN CANDY: Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Truffles

Try something easy yet upscale, make your own truffles.  Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower shows you how to make a tasty peanut butter truffle filling, as well as how to use white chocolate for the outer shell of the candy.  

Watch KQ Season 2, Episode 4 here:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

NEW VIDEO: Sable Kiss Cocktail - Season 2 Episode 19

Above: Graphics for the new "Sable Kiss Cocktail" video.

NEW VIDEO: Sable Kiss Cocktail

Kitchen Queers Season 2, Episode 19 is now available to view on the KQ YouTube® channel.

In this installment, KQ host Mitch Hightower shows you how to make his original mix for this sable-hued cocktail.  Perfect for Halloween, a Pirate theme party or even a Gothic wedding.  Mitch also demonstrates how to create a sugar rim on a cocktail glass and Chef Philip appears as the guest taste tester.

View the video now here:

Friday, October 7, 2016

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Plant Based Food Recipes

Above: KQ Black Bean Soup.

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Plant Based Foods

Check out the playlist featuring all of the Kitchen Queers plant based recipes, go here:

REMINDER: Click on the images to view enlargements.

Below: Video promo graphics for the Spicy Garlic Hummus episode, (S1E6). 

Above: The KQ "No Cilantro" salsa.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Knucklehead Pumpkins (Hybrid Warted Pumpkin)

Above: A Knucklehead pumpkin.

Knucklehead Pumpkins (Hybrid Warted Pumpkin)

The striking wart-covered pumpkins known as Knuckleheads, are hybrid pumpkins of Jack-o-lantern size, (12-16 pounds). Developed by Siegers Seed Company in Holland, Michigan, this variety has been available since 2010. While “warted” or “bumpy” gourds/squash are not new, the Knucklehead is the first warted pumpkin of this size and shape, and with such a large abundance of “bumps”.

Sometimes sold under the brand name “Super Freak”, these medium size pumpkins are perfect for holiday decorating and excellent for carving ghoulish creations for Halloween. Knuckleheads are bright orange, while the warts are green and may turn orange or tan as the pumpkin ages.

Knucklehead pumpkins have become highly sought after as an unusual alternative to standard pumpkins. This specialty pumpkin can be found at many grocery stores in early to mid-fall and can be grown from seed in warm summer climates, (105-110 days).

While the flesh of a Knucklehead pumpkin is edible, the seeds do not work well for roasting.

Order seeds online here:

Above: Knucklehead pumpkins make beautiful autumn decorations.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Above: KQ main page.


New recipes, photo tutorials and more video episodes from KQ Season 2 are available to view at