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Brian’s Strawberry and Plum Sangria

Officially, sangria is a common beverage from Spain and Portugal. The standard recipe consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and brandy. The sweetener is most often a shot of sugar, although honey and orange juice can be employed. The brandy is traditional but in this new of age of extravagant liqueurs, just about anything…

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Brian’s Peach Margarita

My love-hate relationship with peaches continues. I bought some rock hard peaches two days ago. I happened to walk by today, touched, and my finger discovered definite softness. These peaches did not have 12 hours left, let alone 24. If I had 24 hours and if Kiefer Sutherland was available, then … No, no heroes…

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The Side Truck Cocktail from Pitt Cue Co: The Cookbook

  When I blogged a general overview of Pitt Cue Co: The Cookbook, I did mention this cocktail. It’s accompanied by a full page picture with two hands holding a very big glass. I took that to be a warning: this drink is full flavored, full bodied and perhaps best consumed on a day when…

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Raspberry Adobo Agua Fresca

  Growing up in Oregon, I was surrounded in spring and summer by fields of berries, mostly strawberry because they have higher productivity than raspberries. And strawberries behave themselves, while raspberries tend to “grow wild” and spread out of control. They are members of the rose family after all. The United States grows 9% of…

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