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  1. A very good question. I only had my first D&S a few years ago, made with Havana Club. I hadn't been a fan of rum drinks, but this was different. I have since had them made with watery ginger beer stuff, with over-produced "artisanal" cordials that tasted like an incinerated gingerbread house; and with Gosling's own super sweet canned ginger beer. I have to agree with Nathan. Reed's extra ginger is the driest, and therefore best in my opinion for a good Dark & Stormy. With Gosling's, of course, if one can't secure any Havana Club.
  2. Wow. I'm shocked. A real loss.
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    So very sad. I was such a fan.
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    Does it have some sort of sauce on it already? Either way, I would advise against adding anything other than a red or green cooked salsa, some raw (sweet) onion, and cilantro, if you like it. Layering on those other flavors is overkill.
  5. Evidently there's a recreational drug on the scene called Meow Meow. meow
  6. Please, H. You know that "fall" is not included in the southwest CA package. You're welcome to apply, via rolling admission, for the full season option.
  7. Marc Jacobs and La Wintour on Jimmy Fallon. The blind leading the undead.
  8. I just missed seeing Brion G's show today. But...I must second the vote for Stephen Vitiello's delightful installation. I saw, or rather listened to, it for the second time today. It's quite engaging, particularly for kids, who love the hourly confluence of all 59 bells. Another temporary work that must be seen at the High Line is Spencer Finch's "the river that flows both ways" The colors of the film encased in the windows changes every minute, and it is quite delicious.
  9. Quesadillas some with squash blossoms from my garden, some with avocado squash, also from the garden.
  10. My feelings exactly. And what a voice. I will miss him so.
  11. That article made me even more thankful for the guys in the casita part of my (Manhattan) garden. Every couple of weeks they roast a pig and a couple of turkeys in the caja china. And sometimes they bust out the deep fryer and make a mess of tostones and fried porgy that they catch out at Orient Point. I'll tolerate three seasons of loud, dueling boom-boxes for these feasts.
  12. Kittens playing musical instruments and singing. To the tune of "Three Blind Mice." (Queen Mary notwithstanding) Quiznos
  13. Helena, it breaks my heart looking at the photos of Tommy. She is the most beautiful, delicious orange tabby, and your pictures of her always make me so happy. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and her tonight.
  14. I love fresh chickpeas!! In S. Francisco, we could get big branches of them at the market from Afghan and Pakistani farmers. Out here I've only been able to find not-so-fresh specimens in Jackson Heights. They're delicious just dipped in a bit of salt, or warmed in a little olive oil.
  15. Boar chops, broiled, brushed with rosemary garlic oil. Oh wow. Wow. Tomates provençal, on top of the first "Antares" and "Speckled Trout" lettuces . "Provider" and "Royal Burgundy" bush beans with chive butter. Everything, 'cept the meat and tomatoes, from the garden! Sigh.
  16. Sunday eve in the garden, after a long sunburnt day of digging, weeding, planting. Filling the water barrels, scarfing roast pig and pavo and tostones and mulberries.
  17. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/19/books/19saramago.html?hp
  18. Oh Ron, my condolences on losing such a wonderful and steadfast companion. I'm so sorry, Ron. Ron, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a testament to your loving care that Kendall lived such a long and healthy life. There's nothing like the wet terracotta nose of a Chesapeake. Take care.
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