Back to school: cocktail edition

Last weekend, we decided to take a cocktail class.  We took a ride into Boston and it turned into a nice evening out.  The class was at the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, and was hosted by a mixologist from the Saxton’s River Distillery.  Class started with us all finding our stations.  There were…

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Hanging at the local brewery 

We are lucky enough to have a few breweries that have recently opened up in our area.  Not only does that mean great craft beer, locally made, but many of these places have tasting rooms where you can sit, hang out, and try a few new things. Last night, we decided to take a ride…

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A little of this, a little of that

I enjoy a nice, crisp cider, although some ciders, I have to admit, are a little too tart.  Embark seems to have solved this problem by adding in cherries and aging the cider in oak barrels. What was nice about this drink was that none of the flavors were too overpowering.  There was a great…

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Eclipsing

Today, everyone forgot about politics and other problems and took some time out to enjoy what nature had to offer, in the form of the solar eclipse. We didn’t get eclipse glasses, but my husband did make a pretty cool pinhole camera so we could enjoy the event. Naturally, I decided my cocktail choice for…

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Shake hard, count to 10…

Hard as it is to believe, fall is coming.  End of summer, back to school, and of course, all things pumpkin.  And I do love me a pumpkin beer.  However, fall has so much more to offer than just pumpkin, like apple! Fall flavors are my way of gearing up for all the other things…

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Oaky and smokey

Part of this weekend was a trip to the Craft Beer Cellar.  We got a few different beers to try – since it was so rainy, this Oaked Chipotle Ale from Flying Dog seemed like a great choice. This beer really does live up to its name.  It’s oaky and smokey with a hint of…

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A cozy night in…

Going out on Friday always seems like a good idea – a nice way to unwind after a long week and start the weekend.  That was our plan, but once we settled in at home and looked at the window at the rain, staying in and ordering some pizza really did sound much more appealing….

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Love that dirty water

While we were out last weekend, we popped into a liquor store we had’t tried before, and I grabbed this gin I hadn’t tried before.  I know some people aren’t as into gin as I am, but I love it.  Very refreshing, and I swear by a gin and tonic with extra lime for getting rid…

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Pumpkin and bourbon

Part of our perfect fall Sunday was some shopping at Williams Sonoma.  They were the hosts of the cancelled knife skills class – which you could tell the woman working there felt pretty bad about.  I think she would have run it herself except her arm was in a sling, which would obviously have made…

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