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Ode to the Sidecar

I spent the Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas. Say what you will about Vegas, but Lady Luck was very, very kind to me on this trip, and I chose to celebrate with a Sidecar at the Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio. 171 more words

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A different kind of Thanksgiving

We’re doing something different for Thanksgiving this year – we’re taking a beach vacation. Normally I’m the hostess for Thanksgiving – I prep and cook and bake and brine for 3 days before that glorious meal, and I really enjoy 98% of the whole process. 198 more words

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The Lemongrass Gimlet

I recently found myself with a bunch of lemongrass that had gone unused. I think I bought it to make a pork recipe, but then we got busy and I didn’t cook the dish. 214 more words

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Wine Making - Pressing the Grapes

My best friend’s husband is a pretty darn crafty guy. He’s been remodeling their house, and sources things like 150-year-old barn wood (with square-headed nails still intact) and 75-year-old bricks from an old bank, or travertine floor tile that he got for a song from someone who bought too much for their remodel. 210 more words

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Eating San Francisco

I had a business trip to San Francisco last week, and I had a little struggle with myself. It goes like this: if you’re returning to a place with fabulous food, do you try only new places, or do you return to some of the places that were amazing before? 606 more words

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A Mano Restaurant, New Orleans

New Orleans is chock full of awesome places to eat, but we had a particularly spectacular dinner at A Mano, on Tchopitoulas. The idea behind A Mano is that most everything is made there, by hand. 342 more words

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The Pick-Me-Up

I find that 3:30 is the perfect time for a little snack and a cup of espresso.

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