I moved to San Diego 14 months ago – how has it taken me so long to visit Mexico??
As a kid, we would take day trips across the border. Tijuana was a hop and a skip away with no passport required. I’m not sure why it’s taken so long to return.. it’s only been, [...]
Classic cocktails, properly made, are a thing of beauty. I remember the first time I tried a proper whiskey sour – I was living in San Francisco and drinking at a bar in North Beach. What a revelation! And so I ordered another. And another. And, well, I couldn’t stop. Eventually the night ended clear [...]
Whew! I made it back from the Craft Brewer’s Conference in one piece! My flight home from Washington D.C. landed at 11pm last night only for me to unpack my suitcase and find a casualty. The TSA ‘inspected’ my suitcase and, well, fare ye well Breakfast Stout; my clothes will smell of you in memory [...]
Spring is here! Which means sunny days and lighter fare. Slowly but surely saisons are replacing stouts in my fridge and salads are replacing hearty stews for dinner. It also means this pup will spent her days lying in the sun (when not lying at my feet in the kitchen waiting for a scrap or [...]
How’s that for a mouthful.. Caraway Soda Bread Pudding with Irish Cheddar. Whew. And while that may sound difficult to make, it couldn’t be more simple. Soda bread is a beautiful thing because there’s no yeast involved. I love baking bread, but I seldom have the patience to wait out the rise/knead/rise/knead process. Soda bread, [...]