DRINK: Paloma – It’s Like a Margarita…But Cheaper and Fizzy

Like most Americans, I like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking some tequila. Now, I can make a killer margarita. However the effort of making a proper margarita can sometimes take more energy than I have. Pride prevents me from using a pre-made mix…Well pride and the fact that they tend to be disgusting.… Continue reading DRINK: Paloma – It’s Like a Margarita…But Cheaper and Fizzy

FEAST: Aloha Sushi

I admit it. 95% of my restaurant experiences these days are carryout. I like to eat my dinner laying on my couch and sipping a glass of wine, or beer, or a cocktail. I don’t dislike eating in restaurants. I actually enjoy the experience. But as a food service refugee, I know that restaurants make… Continue reading FEAST: Aloha Sushi

DRINK: Veranda 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Carménère

Veranda 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Carménère Colchagua Valley, Chile Price: About $18 I like my red wines to have what I call ‘junk in the trunk’ – that’s my way of saying that I like a big, bold, full-bodied, and well-rounded wine. This Cab Sauv – Carménère does not disappoint. Deep purple in the glass… Continue reading DRINK: Veranda 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Carménère

COOK: I Just Want Your Creamy Thighs

I was in the mood for something saucy and cheesy and comforting so I came up with this dish. It’s kind of like a beef stroganoff, but with chicken-and cheese. The Greek yogurt gives the sauce some body and a tangy kick. A dash of soy sauce gives the dish some umami – a pleasant… Continue reading COOK: I Just Want Your Creamy Thighs