Most of the time I eat salad to be healthy/enjoy seasonal vegetables. Sometimes, I eat salad purely as a vehicle for amazing dressing. And that's okay, because there are some dressings that are worth the extra effort to make from scratch. The perfect example of this is ranch. The difference between homemade ranch and bottled ranch is like day and night. If you aren't a fan of ranch it's most likely because you haven't had good ranch. more →
22. That's how many hand foraged botanicals go into The Botanist's dry gin. 9 classic gin aromatics, like orris root, coriander seed and cassia bark, are delicately augmented by 22 botanicals, hand picked from the shores of the Scottish island of Islay. The elements are then distilled in one of the world’s last surviving Lomond spirit still, in an achingly slow, 17 hour distillation. more →
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I recently watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown where he was dining at a restaurant in Rome with some friends and their baby daughter. Bourdain remarked how one huge difference he's noticed between living in Italy and living in New York is that in Italy people are happy to see kids out at restaurants. more →
While I've never put a pear in my purse, nor my wife's purse for that matter, I have played an entire foosball game with a satsuma mandarin. Hold your questions, you'll just have to try it for yourself. more →
I have to confess, when Karen told me she was making jam, I was jealous. Why, you ask? Because it's down in Los Angeles and I'm up here in the Bay Area! Selfish reasons of course. Oh, and did I mention that it was a boozy jam? more →
Whether you're starting the party early, in need of a little hair of the dog, or simply looking to get creative with the kitchen pantry, chances are you've crossed paths with the infamous Bloody Mary. more →
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