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Jammy Dodgers

Tuition for my first year of college, at a good private school in Portland, cost $800. You may deduce that I wasn’t born yesterday. By the time I graduated, it cost $1500. I got a great education. I was a physics major who minored in Russian. Look at me now. Tonight, in Manhattan, dinner for…

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Raspberry Swirls from Nordic Bakery Cookbook

I am sorry about the quality of the picture above. I had two perfect cookies to photograph. They were just here. And now I cannot find them. I would ask Suzen to help me search, but you have no idea what that would entail. “You ate them all? Yourself?” That’s how she’d begin. It’s the…

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Raspberry Martini

  “I don’t feel like a drink tonight,” Suzen said. It’s hot, she’s tired, and a bit over the edge. “Taste it,” I said. She sipped. She smiled. “Mine,” she said. Success. It’s a night when I’m tired too, it’s still hot in the Northeast, and I want something quick and refreshing. I bought raspberries…

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The Ramble, A Cocktail with Raspberries and Gin

When I make cocktails, my patience varies with the season. On a winter’s night with nowhere to go, I don’t mind taking my time creating a demanding beverage that requires multiple steps with finely tune ingredients. On a hot summer night, when I don’t want to mess with anything, but I want something cool, now,…

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