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Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

The seasons are changing, but one thing remains: I've been lucky enough to keep writing about swell Seattle bars and such for the super...

What I'm Drinking: The Cliftonness

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE CLIFTONNESS

The other day, decided to browse around the drink library while watching Hammer House of Horror as one does, and was flipping through...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: The Black Angel, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: THE BLACK ANGEL, PART II

Be sure to delve into our first Black Angel Cocktail Talk post , to dig into more about why I like Cornell Woolrich, and what you'll...

What I'm Drinking: On the Road to Montefalco

WHAT I'M DRINKING: ON THE ROAD TO MONTEFALCO

Usually, I try not to have favorites in booze categories. Meaning, I wouldn't say I have a favorite gin , or amaro, or vermouth. Or...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: The Black Angel

COCKTAIL TALK: THE BLACK ANGEL

I have a fair amount of books by Cornell Woolrich (writer of Rear Window and many other memorable noir-y numbers, though criminally...

What I'm Drinking: The Last Word

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE LAST WORD

As September rolls into October, it feels we should have one Last Word for it - hahaha! Really, sometimes I just feel like a classic,...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: You, Sue, Are Delicious

WHAT I'M DRINKING: YOU, SUE, ARE DELICIOUS

Trends at times seem to come out of nowhere (probably because I am not as knowledgeable as I should be - I can admit that!), and one...

Cocktail Talk: Ayala's Angel, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: AYALA'S ANGEL, PART II

Our re-visit to the Trollope late-period romantic comedy Ayala's Angel continues (be sure to dip your toes into Part I , as well as...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Pup In a Blanket

WHAT I'M DRINKING: PUP IN A BLANKET

While we aren't really into fall (theoretically, the season starts the 22nd), it still feels like we're oozing into the time of year...

Cocktail Talk: Ayala's Angel, Part I

COCKTAIL TALK: AYALA'S ANGEL, PART I

I recently read the fairly-late-period Trollope novel Ayala's Angel again - you can tell I've read it before, because I have a past...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Roll Out the Blackberries

WHAT I'M DRINKING: ROLL OUT THE BLACKBERRIES

Well, here we are, in September, with summer sadly retreating into its annual hibernation. But that doesn't mean we can't drag it out...

Roll Out the Barrel-Aged Gins

ROLL OUT THE BARREL-AGED GINS

I love gin. I love things that have been in barrels. So, it will come as no surprise to you that I am a fan of barrel-aged, or barrel-rested,...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Bijou

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE BIJOU

A swell drink as we slowly shift away from the height of summer into the end of summer and the beginning of fall, the Bijou, as legends...

Tea Up with Four Leaf Spirits

TEA UP WITH FOUR LEAF SPIRITS

As you know Washington State's distillers are a dandy, creative, amazing bunch. They just keep putting out more and more tasty, imaginative,...

 
 
 
Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

You know, there's nothing better than a good summer read. With a good summer drink. And with that, I'm hoping you've been keeping up...

What I'm Drinking: Brightly Rouged Cheeks

WHAT I'M DRINKING: BRIGHTLY ROUGED CHEEKS

It was long ago - just last week! - when I had a drink here on the Spiked Punch featuring Louis Raison French Cidre , or cider, made...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Hot Summer, Cold Murder, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: HOT SUMMER, COLD MURDER, PART II

The memorably-titled, Wichita-based, PI-featuring, crime-and-criminals riddled, mystery and murder-packed pocket-style book Hot Summer,...

What I'm Drinking: The Puget Seine

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE PUGET SEINE

The middle-to-beginning edge of August is a hot spot in many parts of the world - Seattle, my part at the moment, for example, is heated...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Hot Summer, Cold Murder

COCKTAIL TALK: HOT SUMMER, COLD MURDER

Sometimes a book's title says enough - enough to make me pick it up, at least, as is the case here. I mean, Hot Summer, Cold Murder...

What I'm Drinking: The Americano

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE AMERICANO

The Americano is a summertime favorite around my back porch, and should be one around yours, too. It's been consumed as a warm-weather...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

You can have juicy and fall apart tender pot roast any day of the week with the help of an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! Read more ...

Pressure Cooker: Unstuffed Cabbage

Pressure Cooker: Unstuffed Cabbage

I had cabbage, ground beef, ground pork. Browsing the web to see what I should make, I came across Unstuffed Cabbage as the perfect recipe for the ingredients. Unstuffed... Read more ...

Omelette à la Gendarme - Military Omelette

Omelette à la Gendarme - Military Omelette

Make a little ragout of stewed sorrel, with a little grated Parmesan cheese, and mixed with bread crumbs; make two omelettes as the first, put this ragout between, and garnish... Read more ...

Bar Rescue - The Dickson Update

Bar Rescue - The Dickson Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Dickson, Tennessee to rescue The Wanted Saloon. The Wanted Saloon is owned by JD, who is an aspiring musician... Read more ...

Brown Sugar Skillet Pumpkin Bread

Brown Sugar Skillet Pumpkin Bread

Brown sugar skillet pumpkin bread with cinnamon cream cheese swirl. Read more ...

Freshly Ground Peanut Butter Cookies

Freshly Ground Peanut Butter Cookies

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Merry Christmas - This Year's Twelfth Cake

Merry Christmas - This Year's Twelfth Cake

I have not posted much on this blog for a long time. I have had a busy and rather difficult year. I just wanted to wish all my followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... Read more ...

Baked Bolognese Spaghetti Squash

Baked Bolognese Spaghetti Squash

Satisfy your pasta cravings with this healthier Baked Bolognese Spaghetti Squash! Read more ...

Autumn Apple Olive Oil Cake Great for Snacking

Autumn Apple Olive Oil Cake Great for Snacking

I do realize that I gave you all an apple recipe last week and now here were are looking at a recipe full of apples. BUT I have a reason for this. My friend Billy went apple... Read more ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark is a delicious way to enjoy this classic candy combination. Read more ...