FOODIE FRIDAY: Barrel Aged Nigroni

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Over the summer, my husband and I were at a restaurant in NJ that was serving Barrel Aged Nigroni. David loves Nigronis and had never had an aged version before. He started talking to the bartender and you know when you meet one of those people that is just like a kindred spirit, part of the same nerd club as you are, mutual respect type of thing? Well David and the bartender kind of clicked and … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: SUMMER SHANDY.

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I should stop pretending Foodie Friday has anything to do with food. Its all about the drinks! BBQ season is upon us, along with copious beer drinking. To quote one friend: "I LOVE BEER." Β Who doesn't? I particularly like the summer ales and light beers like Blue Moon. The first time I ever had a Shandy was years ago on vacation in Ibiza- but instead of the typical recipe, they were mixing one … [Read more...]

Honeysuckle Lemonade.

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  Its honeysuckle season.... oh man, when you walk by a particularly flower laden bush, the smell.... it's like every day of your childhood and every minute of jumping through waves, and carrying frogs and trying to catch bunnies all rolled into one delicious smell. I always thought that the honeysuckle grew on the actual hedges, but it's really a separate vine that climbs through the … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Sangria Tastes like Summer.

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It's officially SUMMER 2013! To celebrate, let's have drinks by the pool... I've already told you all about Julibox, the cocktail of the month club that my hubs and I are obsessed with. This month they sent us a liquor I've never heard of called Esprit de JUNE. It's literally a liquor made from certain wine grape blossoms that bloom only a few days a year in June. Uh huh. (Side note: You can also … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: The Winter Side Car.

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My husband and I like a good drink. I joke that he is my in house mixologist, and we talk about how if he were going to retire one day to do something else for fun (think my legends post yesterday), he would retire and open a drink and sandwich shop. Β Dude makes a MEAN sandwich... I think what makes him good at both things, is that he pays extra attention to detail. Where I Β will just toast bread … [Read more...]