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”
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!”
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”
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.
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”
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”