Posts from March 2010

  • March 22, 2010

    The blogosphere is abuzz and the tweets are flying about the House's historic vote to pass the health care reform bill. First, let me say that I'm very happy the bill passed, even though it isn't perfect. While my feelings shouldn't be a surprise, I did want to go a step further and share some of the many thoughtful reactions that I came across today.

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  • March 13, 2010

    While it's not St. Patrick's Day related, an Old Fashioned is still a tasty drink... I've been having mine with Templeton Rye lately, and it always comes out smooth and just sweet enough for my taste.

    Last night I made a batch, but instead of following Templeton Rye's standard recipe like I usually do, I decided to mix things up a bit. Since I had some blood oranges and West Indian Orange Bitters (my new favorite bar ingredient) I skipped the orange wedge, cherry, and Angostura...

    Hopefully I won't upset any old schoolers, but I preferred my version a bit better. The blood orange mash was sweet without being acidic, and it took the Templeton Rye very well — smooth, sweet, cold, and warm all at the same time. Perfect.

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  • March 05, 2010

    Last night Elena and I cooked up a nice Mexican feast at home: chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, refried black beans, salsa verde, guacamole, and margaritas. Duh. Because we all know that you can't do Mex without margs!

    Here's my personal favorite margarita recipe, adapted from the quality "Fresca" marg at Las Palmas in Bucktown / Wicker Park. I even included a photo for reference.

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