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Spicy Sidecar with Domaine Canton from the Red Onion

My wife hates ginger. My wife loves ginger. I’m perpetually confused about the circumstance under which she will like a “ginger something.” My approach? I don’t tell her. I let her taste and if she makes a face, I head for another room. She made no face here. Just a broad smile. “What is this?”…

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Seth’s Brandy Delights from Cookie Time

Cookies. They are among the first foods we eat and they fit into a special niche in our lives. Cookies are not dessert. They don’t count for that. And they are small so basically calorie free. There is a gracious, guilt free feeling about cookies. Uh, there should be. Once upon a time, you could…

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Sangria Using Cabernet Franc

  Sangria. Wine purists think of it as a four-letter word. How could one possible contaminate wine, they say. Unless, of course, it’s not “proper” wine. If you want to make sangria with some cheap red from some Mediterranean country on the verge of bankruptcy, well, that’s your business. Thus sayeth the wine snobs. I’ve…

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