I took a trip to California. My camera was dead but here are some instagrams. There was a pelican on Venice Pier just waiting for the fishermen to feed him. I took this picture from a couple feet away. I had the best sushi I’ve ever eaten by sushi chef Nozawa. It felt like I was in Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Lots more after the jump.[[MORE]] This is one of my favorite old signs in...
Gin Cucumber Mint Fizzy
This is one of the most refreshing summer drinks and is perfect for cooling you down in the August heat. The cucumber and mint go really well with Hendrick’s gin and the cocktail is great for entertaining guests. You could probably even multiply the recipe by six and make a pitcher. Recipe after the jump.[[MORE]] Gin Cucumber Mint Fizzy(original recipe) Each recipe makes one drink. It...
Skillet Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Herbs
This is a simple recipe for a weeknight meal. You can serve it with some arugula with radishes and lemon juice like I did, or some steamed green beans or asparagus. It’s pretty quick and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and it makes moist chicken with delicious crispy skin. Recipe after the jump.[[MORE]] Skillet Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Herbs (original recipe) ...
Rosemary Maraschino Cherries
These cherries are good for using in cocktails and on sweets. They have a bit more of a savory flavor than the classic maraschino cherries which is nice. The main preserving agent in them is Luxardo maraschino liqueur which is itself very sweet so there isn’t much added sugar in this recipe. Recipe after the jump.[[MORE]] Homemade Maraschino Cherries (original recipe) Ingredients: 1...