In week 46 of our Year of Drinking Adventurously, we are experiencing the pickleback. Let’s start by breaking this down… what is a “back”. According to Food Republic, a back is “a shot served to brace up another potable.” Our Author tells us to think about the pickleback and it’s pairing as a cocktail deconstructed.Continue reading “Toast Tuesday: The Pickleback”
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it’s Margarita weather!
The last few summers here in Oregon have been woefully inadequate. I’m from a sun loving state, so I need a couple good months of sun to replenish my vitamin D. This summer has been exactly what I needed! We’ve had a marathon run of cool mornings that turn into gloriously hot afternoons. I’ve beenContinue reading “it’s Margarita weather!”
these work responsibilities are getting in the way of fun
Oh the rough job I have. Last minute email pleading we need you to go out to dinner. Well, you know me. There is nothing I hate MORE than going out to dinner. Fine. I’m a team player. I’ll help out just this once. Don’t even think of making a habit of this kind ofContinue reading “these work responsibilities are getting in the way of fun”
Bacon + Vodka = BFF
Do I need to say any more that title? I applewood smoked 2 cups of Portland 88 Vodka for 40 minutes. Then used the smoked vodka to make one of the most amazing martinis. 1 part applewood smoked 88 1/2 part Hot Monkey Vodka 1″ bacon shake, strain, enjoy.
library time and happy hour at home
Combing 2 topics into one since I’ve been remiss and haven’t posted much this week. I’ve been busy doing… nothing. sorry, nothing exciting. So today I stopped at the library to pick up my stack on hold. More cooking and baking goodness with a dash of color and style. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian byContinue reading “library time and happy hour at home”
happy hour at home
I had the great fortune to go to last year’s Dove Lewis Wet Nose Soiree. This is a black tie fundraiser for our local (amazing, incredible…) emergency vet clinic. New Deal was the featured cocktail sponsor and I got to go represent. At events like this, their hope is that they will ply enough peopleContinue reading “happy hour at home”