Tag Archives: alcohol

Cold, Old Boston and a Tavern Tour

My husband and I had planned a Boston walking tour on a lovely springlike day, but that day arrived yesterday, and we walked the ancient streets on one of the coldest days of the year, 5 degrees F with a … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Short Ribs, Milk and Cookie Shots, and Sangria

On Christmas morning I looked through photos of Christmas past while the rest of my family slept in, and I thought about tradition. As my little boys turned into adults, Christmas became less about the presents and more about spending time … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Lasagna, Roasted Pears, and Fudgestravaganza

With my older son home from college, Christmas was more special than ever, and I cooked up a festive meal to celebrate. As with our long-standing tradition, I threw an already-assembled breakfast casserole into the oven when we awoke, and … Continue reading

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Liquid bread/solid beer

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #10, a link party. Join me by linking up a “bread”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “All life is fermentation.” — Richard Feynman, quoted in “The Science of Beer” by It’s Okay to Be … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

Warmth (Daily Post Photo Challenge) With older teens at Christmas, the focus isn’t much on the presents anymore. It’s on relaxing together as a family, listening to Christmas music, and coming up with some special food I don’t serve during … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Strong

{Linking up with Travel theme: Strong} In Amsterdam, my husband and I got a tip about a tasting bar nearby, and we were enchanted by its strong adherence to tradition. The ancient bar was stark–no music, no decorations, no beer … Continue reading

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Ode to the Gargleblaster

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy From deep in the swamp of a months-long writer’s block, one little thing has kept me afloat, 42 words … Continue reading

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When winter gives you lemons…

When winter gives you lemons … make limoncello! Tart and sweet, crisp and cold, limoncello is a delightful after-dinner drink, and it turns out it’s easy to make at home. I just finished my second batch; my first try was … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Filet mignon, bourbon-glazed carrots, and souffle

For the last few years, we’ve been having extra special meals on Christmas day. My sons are now teenagers, and as we’ve let go of some traditions that we had when they were little boys, we’ve also grown to appreciate … Continue reading

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Absinthe in Amsterdam

My husband and I stayed in the old section of Amsterdam during a brief February visit in 2010. The canals and narrow canal houses are gorgeous, and we most enjoyed exploring the old neighborhoods on foot. It was very cold, … Continue reading

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