• 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 […]

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  • Frozen Cantaloupe Margaritas

    “To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.” –Kurt Vonnegut This post was sponsored by Patrón but all words, opinions, and fondness of spring afternoons is my own. It is in fact a late afternoon in April as I write this. Today is a warm, sleepy springtime day. Everything has been languid […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Summer Garden Bowls with Gluten Free Meatballs

    This post is sponsored by Hip Chick Farms. All opinions, words, and general charm are my own. “Heat cannot be separated from fire…”—Dante Alighieri  There’s more to the quote than that but for me, for now, this will suffice. Summer has yet to officially begin and yet The San Fernando Valley pays no mind to […]