You know how everyone has a spirit animal? Well, if you don’t you should! But, even more important than that (in my eyes, at least) is having a spirit cocktail. You know: a drink that represents your personality — ideally one you can turn to on a moment’s notice. So, on this week’s Domestic Partners, we discuss the importance of spirit cocktails and I reveal which cocktail best channels my own spirit.
Jet-setting again already? Color me jealous. Although I could do without the scorching heat, I hear Cuba is the home of the Mojito. So I thought I would make a new version of the classic refresher to keep you cool in Cuba with this Cucumber and Ginger Mojito.
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Dear Lillian (and other friends) -
Okay, okay, I’ve been holding out on you – I’m fully aware. I’m currently flying and still haven’t told you where exactly it is I’m headed. So, drum roll please…I’m off to Cuba for the next week.
But, before you freak out, let me be clear: I’m totally doing it on the up and up and am heading there legally with the folks at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. In case you can’t tell, I’m beyond excited. Friends have described it to me like a 50s fossil – a culture frozen in time with amazing cars, great hospitality, and the best rum ever, but with really horribly crappy internet.
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Ok, I’m going to have to be a bit cagey for the next day so please forgive me, but I absolutely pinky promise to tell you why come this Friday.
You see, I’m traveling but it’s best I don’t tell you where I’m headed until I’m actually there. Any guesses? Have at it – I just can’t confirm or deny until Friday.
I don’t have a particularly addictive personality, but, if I did, I’d surely have to go to Cheese Lovers Anonymous. I mean, I was eating it for every meal when I was in culinary school. But, hey, that’s what you do when you live in France, right? That’s at least what I told myself, so do me a favor and let’s just pretend that’s how it is.
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Julia, Julia… how are your words of wisdom always so perfect? It’s true, “A party without cake is just a meeting,” and the same could be said about spring — without its bright pops of color, Spring would just be another few months of winter! Her quote and this pin inspired us to think pink this week, and we’re glad to see the internet was thinking the same.
This week’s Domestic Partners is a PSA to make sure everyone is prepared for bikini season. I mean, I’m not sure if I’ll ever really be prepared of psyched to get into a bikini but here are the 5 things you can do to make the best of it!
I see you wrinkling your nose over there. You hear canned tuna and you think “ewww,” don’t you? Or do you? I mean, if you’ve ever had the really awesome canned oil-packed tuna by Ortiz or that amazing jarred tuna belly by Tonnino then you know the deal — you know why it’s in this Oil-Packed Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad.
Sometimes I start cooking and have no idea when, how, or where the recipe came from. But other times I can pinpoint it down to the moment or, in this case, the picture. My biggest cooking inspiration comes from traveling and recipes become like edible souvenirs. Because I travel any and every chance I get, I’ve collected a few of these mealtime mementos and figured it was time to share them with you.
So, with these Indian Burritos inspired by, well, India, today marks the first installment of the Wish You Were Here series. From here on out, each month I’ll share one of my favorite photos from each place I’ve traveled and show you the recipe that photo inspired, like how my visit to the Taj Mahal inspired these Indian Burritos.
Continue Reading: Wish You Were Here: Indian Burritos with Curried Cauliflower →
You know what we like about St. Patrick’s Day? That whole pot-of-gold thing. Seriously, is anything prettier than a glittery decorating scheme?