• Drinks
  • Watermelon Lemonade Margaritas

    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James Even with my heart hardened against summer in general, I have to admit James was onto something. Summer afternoon. The words conjure up feelings of deep golden sunlight, pleasant listlessness, and the magic of possibilitythat […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Appetizers
  • Birthday Margaritas, Tostones, & Tortilla

    There was a time when birthdays caused me great distress. Spending my childhood steeped in worry—about anything and everything—it’s no surprise my innate penchant for anxiety permeated most aspects of my life. Especially when it came to the oppressing passage of time. It felt like cold hands around my throat tightening with vice-like quality with […]