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Ruby Red Grapefruit Gimlet

    It was early afternoon and, although I was not feeling ill, I was preparing a precautionary medication. “Bit early?” Suzen gave me a loving glare. “It’s medicine,” I explained with utmost patience. How can she be married to me for so long and not understand my basic needs? “For what?” she persisted. “Prevention…

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Candied Grapefruit from Skillet Cafe in Seattle

“What are you having?” I asked. I had a hidden and hopeful purpose in that question. I was having the famed burger with the bacon and onion jam. But there was this other thing on the menu at Skillet Bar in Grill on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Skillet began as street food and, with its…

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Fruit Tree Daquiri

Alright, it’s a bad picture. I understand that but I have a very, totally, perfectly legitimate reason. I made this drink and just took a little sip to make sure it was blogable. Well, it’s very blogable, so I took another sip and then a deep sip and then some more. And then I realized…

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First ‘Ade: Another Step Towards Refrigerator Management and Spousal Approval

  Suzen came right up to me, gave me a kiss, and said, “Sweetie, we need to talk. Sit down.” “I didn’t do it,” I said. The best starting step is simply to deny everything. Open one little crack and you are dead. Ask any defense attorney. “No, it’s not that,” she reassured me. “You…

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