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Summer Thoughts Cocktail #1: Lemonade Stand

Summer Thoughts Cocktail #1: Lemonade Stand

Once I finished up my Zodiac Cocktail series last week, I began searching for an idea for something new that I could post about each Wednesday. I entertained the thought of books or even movies, and I still may do those in the future, but they just didn’t capture my attention enough at the moment to know for certain that that’s the way I wanted to go. My middle son, Zachary, offered up a suggestion that truly intrigued me: cocktails that go along with summertime things like carnivals, a day at the beach, a

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Monday Classics: The Cape Codder (or the Vodka Cranberry)

Monday Classics: The Cape Codder (or the Vodka Cranberry)

As someone who loves making cocktails, one of the things that’s most fun for me is to listen in on what other people are ordering when they’re out. Sometimes it makes me crazy; you all know by now how I feel about the ubiquitous vodka club. Recently I was sitting at a bar taking note of the number of vodka cranberries that were being ordered. It’s a drink that’s fairly popular year round, but since it’s a summertime drink in Massachusetts known as The Cape Codder, it’s not surprising that it sees a

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Friday Musings: What’s Your Measure?

Friday Musings: What’s Your Measure?

Everything has a unit of measurement. If you’re a carpenter, your rulers and squares are absolutely essential to your craft. If you’re a baker, you feel the same way about your measuring cups and spoons. If you’re an Italian cook, you may not bother with those cups and spoons, but you definitely use the ‘little bit of this, little bit of that” method that your grandmother passed on to you. We measure our days too. How many hours of sleep did we get last night? How long am I working today? Do I have enough time to

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Zodiac Cocktail Roundup

Zodiac Cocktail Roundup

Last Wednesday we came to the end of our Zodiac Cocktail series and I have to admit that I’m so sorry it’s over! It was great fun being able to learn more about each of the signs and thinking through the process of developing a cocktail for each of them. Today’s post is a bit of a recap on how each of the horoscope posts did. The overwhelming favorite appears to have been Pisces, which garnered the largest number of likes on Instagram and the most comments. The name “Bring Water” for Aquarius, was

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Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

I’ve had lots of conversation recently about breakups, and the way in which we heal from them. We’ve all been through it at one time or another, probably beginning when we were about thirteen or so. Can you remember that first time? We were with this boy or this girl and we thought things were going along swimmingly, when suddenly they were done with us, and we felt absolutely devastated. We cried to our friends, we listened to sad songs that made us cry even more, and we thought we’d never find another

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