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    A Winemaker’s Margarita

    by  • February 22, 2013 • All Posts, Spirits • 0 Comments


    Today is (apparently) National Margarita Day, so I thought I’d share this recipe for an easy at-home margarita that I’ve been shaking up for about a year now. The recipe was given to me last spring by David Hopkins, he of the killer Bridlewood Syrahs. At some point, our wine-tasting dinner conversation veered to the...

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    “Sicilian” Cannellini with Tuna

    by  • February 9, 2013 • All Posts, Pairings • 0 Comments


    This dish is sort of an inverted, main course version of a classic Tuscan bruschetta starter. It’s a bowl of well-flavored beans served room temperature alongside crunchy toasts, rather than the other way around. I decided to try the parchment paper/oven method of cooking the beans after seeing it mentioned in various cookbooks. I’ve only done...

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    Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka

    by  • February 5, 2013 • All Posts, Spirits • 1 Comment

    For those of you interested in upping the environmentally-conscious factor in your cocktails, organic spirits are becoming more widely available. (And there’s some evidence to suggest that organic spirits pack less of a hangover, which I suppose make some intuitive sense, since they are probably “cleaner” products overall…) Blue Ice Organic Vodka has been...

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