So, yeah, about that Blackberry Cordial I began making a little more than a month ago—effing awesome! I tried the cordial neat (undiluted and served at room temperature) and it was mighty tasty, although I wouldn’t suggest operating heavy machinery afterwards.
I could have really used this flask masquerading as an iPhone in college for tailgating and Dave Matthews concerts. Nonetheless, it’s a great way for a lady to have her libations and still look like a lady. That is, if you don’t think it’s terribly unladylike to drink from a headphone jack. iFlask Features Holds 5oz of Read More
This recipe for blackberry cordial goes out to my late Grandma Beck who, when offered tea, coca-cola or water during a visit to my in-laws, famously replied, “No, thank you. But I’ll have a scotch on the rocks.” She was in her late eighties at the time, but had an unapologetic fondness for good liquor Read More
There will always be a special place in my heart for farmers and distillers. I practically swooned when I saw these pics of Colin Spoelman and David Haskell of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery based in the 113-year-old Paymaster Building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Have big plans to watch the big game this Sunday? Having friends and family over to join in the festivities? If you’re like many of us you’ll be treating your esteemed guests to hot wings and beer. While wings are standard fare and hard to ruin, you could put a little extra effort into your Read More
I don’t believe that lasting happiness is typically achieved through stuff like a job promotion, a new home or adopting a puppy, although there’s no doubt that such happenings deliver a jolt. According to the new documentary Happy, status (career, relationship status, income) only account for 10% of the differences in our levels of happiness. Read More
Southerners never met a stranger. Case in point—the Marty’s, a nice couple from a small suburb north of Atlanta, came by to check out my old roll-top desk I was selling online. Two hours later the Mister and I were walking them to the front door, finally making plans for them to pick up the Read More
I spent a good chunk of my work day dealing with matters relating to my F2 key. My work laptop is on its last leg, practically begging for me to put it out of its misery. But neither the non-functioning track pad, peeling (yes, peeling) paint, cracked battery nor the now-missing F2 button that’s held Read More
So you know how I’ve been trying to add more red wine in my life? Yeah, I know, life is tough. Well a new study testing women of normal weight reveals that “blood pressure, heart rate, C-reactive protein levels (a measure of inflammation), LDL, HDL and total cholesterol were unaffected by resveratrol,” the component in red wine found to improve metabolism in Read More
This one is low-budget and not so deceivingly low-brow. Kalimotxo Ingredients 3 cups red wine 3 cups coca-cola Combine all ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Serve over ice. Cheers!
I was recently featured in a small publication that highlighted some projects I’m working on for my 9-to-5. A co-worker jokingly asked me if I’d gotten a stack of the magazine to send to my parents. “Nah,” I replied, and left it that, not sure how to articulate why I hadn’t bothered to do so. Read More
This Mister makes a cameo appearance. I couldn’t have stumbled upon this cocktail recipe at a better time. Summer is fading, but my garden is doubling down. While I’ve only had one (insert long, sad sigh) eggplant this summer, I’ve got crazy tomatoes and basil. Enter The Dream Weaver, a signature drink from Charleston (one Read More