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  1. Woke up at early this morning only to realize we were in the midst of a black out. I actually think the thing that woke me up was the extreme quiet. Power came back on about 45 minutes later - and what I noticed is how "noisy" quiet can be. I heard a hum start seconds before every turned back on - there are these ambient noises around that you don't even notice when you think you're experiencing silence.
  2. Here's the one good thing about this morning's rain - it made the lines practically nonexistant at the the greenmarket! Yesterday's sungolds from Lani's were so good that the pint was finished by the time we went to bed. Finally got my hands on heirlooms (from Lani's).
  3. Please tell me you're insuring your equipment in the event of a fire (or theft).
  4. I found a very, very old bag of Santa Maria Pinquitos hiding in the back of my pantry last week. Soaked them for about 18 hours and then cooked them forever but they're beyond saving.
  5. The boy broke a glass and a vase. The adults have been responsible (which is surprising because the spouse typically breaks one or two a year)
  6. And then there’s the issue of ginger syrup- is it a 1:1 ratio? How much ginger? All these variables can impact the final result
  7. It's interesting you say that because I think there's a problem with the recipe for I Woke Up Like 'Dis. It was tart to the point of being unpleasantly bitter. In discussions I've had elsewhere the consensus is that I should try reducing the lemon juice to .5 oz.
  8. As I'm sure most of you know (because you received the email this morning) Astor is running a 15% off sale on all American made liquors and spirits today. Needless to say, I bought more gin. Because I only have 8 bottles (and some other stuff). I have NO idea where I'm going to put all this stuff.
  9. Have you considered that maybe the alcohol from the gin had an impact on the quick melt? Thanks for the recipe. As I read it I realized that I can take my margarita sorbet recipe and swap the tequila with gin.
  10. Spouse deals with the credit card paying. Because of his job there's nothing he likes more than reading the fine print of credit card statements and contracts. He's built multiple cases off of the banks' "failure to disclose."
  11. I Woke Up Like 'Dis 1.5 oz gin 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz ginger syrup 2 dashes lime bitters (I used grapefruit) Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with lemon peel. Meh. I don't think I'll be making this again.
  12. I've got to say one of the positives of the whole quarantine situation is that many of the greenmarket vendors have started to take credit cards. The downside is the spouse is seeing just how much I spend every week.
  13. Please share the lemon/lime recipe. Tom Collins sorbet intrigues me.
  14. Ginger Rogers 1 oz black rum 1 oz cognac 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz ginger syrup .5 oz simple syrup a dash of Peychaud's bitters (I used angostura) Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.
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