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Averna e More

By Adri | Filed in Beverages, Cocktail, Musings

I know. It sounds like Averna amore, but that’s what’s been going on around here. I have been drinking a lot of this Sicilian amaro lately. I am accustomed to consuming Averna neat (undiluted, at room temperature, no ice) or straight up (with ice.) Then I came across a cocktail called a Blackberry Smash, a […]

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People are talking about fall. But it is not fall in Los Angeles. Not by a long shot. I know this because in gardens up and down my street, tomato plants continue to produce a riot of unmatched end-of-summer color. With a glorious profusion of red, yellow, and white currant tomatoes, as tiny as your […]

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You need one of these If you have one of these When a blogger disappears for a while one of two things may have happened. Either she has been engaged to write a cookbook or she has been traveling, trekking through Abruzzo on the trail with five hundred sheep. Oh no wait – that trekking […]

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Win a Cavatelli Maker We have a winner! The winner is SippitySup of the website SippitySup.com! Congratulazioni, Greg, your Cavatelli Maker is on its way! I wrote about handmade cavatelli a few months ago, and I was surprised and touched by how many readers commented that it reminded them of childhood memories dished up by […]

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Blood Orange-Campari Sorbetto in a Negroni splashed with Prosecco The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other. – Orson Welles on the Negroni The Negroni (nay-GROW-nee) is perhaps the quintessential aperitivo – one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari, all of it over […]

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With apologies to Tammy Wynette, singer and co-writer of the country standard Stand by Your Man, I’m calling this one Stand By Your Pan. This is a good news story, that in our age of lax, unconcerned customer service and “throw it away and buy new” mentality, I am both proud and pleased to relate. […]

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