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Beverage

For the wedding, we wanted both a red and a white sangria — this is what we wound up going with for the red.  We tested a couple recipes; this rose to the top because it’s not too sweet, it’s nicely tart, and it’s extremely refreshing. The original recipe (from Saveur, who, in turn, lifted […]

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This recipe is adapted from one we found on Food & Wine, it was by a guy named Adam Seger. The original recipe has you strain all the fruit out of the sangria before serving and then chop up fresh fruit to add back as a garnish. It also has you rim glasses with a […]

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In our yard, the first edible plant plant to emerge in the spring is our neighbor’s rhubarb. It’s ready to go before the asparagus, before the baby lettuces, and, since our neighbor seems to condone it, we happily avail ourselves of the resource (Gwen, next time we see you we’re going to greet you with […]

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So I’ve had this song stuck, I mean S-T-U-C-K in my head for the last week or so. It’s called Horchata, and it’s the first track on the new Vampire Weekend album. Whatever you do . . . don’t hit the play button… Did you do it? You did, didn’t you. I had never heard […]

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Spicy Chai

by Talley

in Beverage,Quick

Today is cold and rainy in Seattle, a reminder that summer is over and winter is on its way.  There is an upside to this however: Chai is back in season on the houseboat.  Chai has become something of a morning ritual for us.   I will usually start the spices and the water simmering […]

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