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French 75, a bubbly classic cocktail

Ah, let’s get to it. The French 75: the third most well-known Champagne cocktail after the Mimosa and the Bellini. But to me, it far surpasses those other drinks, in part because it’s fortified with some harder stuff. Whether that hard stuff should be gin or cognac is a matter of debate. It’s a classic …

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Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Asparagus

I’m bringing you a simple one today. It’s a lemon balsamic grilled chicken. It comes from Ruth Reichl’s lovely My Kitchen Year. Which is just the sort of cookbook to turn to in a time of upheaval because it’s about her life in the wake of the abrupt shuttering of Gourmet Magazine (where she was editor) and the ways …

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The Clover Club, a cocktail with gin + lemon + raspberry

Dan and I have been spending our evenings more often than not lately listening to jazz and sipping cocktails, sitting in the part of our apartment we lovingly call the library because of its enormous bookshelf on one wall, with our feet up and our and our eyes fixed on our respective laptops. Sometimes we …

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Lemon Elderflower Popsicles with Edible Flowers

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than sitting outside on the deck with your husband and your dog with a refreshing popsicle in your hand and a sticky drip running down your arm. Like watermelon, I think popsicles are meant to be eaten outdoors in the open air on a hot and sunny summer day. These lemon …

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