CK Makes: The Sweet Manhattan

November 24, 2012
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For years my grandparents would have their nightly cocktail hour, with my grandfather making his customary “manhattan” cocktail. While the cocktails were tasty (not to mention always doubles and extremely strong), eventually I learned that his recipe, containing such ingredients as Seagram’s VO and a splash of Southern Comfort, wasn’t in the vein of your […]

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Pumpkin Old Fashioned

November 13, 2012
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According to the calendar we can’t move on from pumpkin to eggnog until after your favorite uncle devours the last piece of Thanksgiving pie around 1:00 AM on Black Friday so until then you better stock pile your cans and gourds. In the meantime I suggest that you take full advantage of the season and […]

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Jarritos Soda

April 7, 2011
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CK here! Since we moved to the Cambridge/ Somerville area a number of years ago, one of my favorite places to eat has been Anna’s Taqueria. On my initial visit, the first thing I noticed after their delicious selection of Mexican fare was the presence of rows of brightly colored bottles in the fridge cases. […]

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Go Green with Beaujolais Nouveau

November 22, 2008
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CK picked up our annual supply of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Best Cellars. I was a little taken aback when I pulled the bottles out of the bag and discovered that they were made of plastic. I’ll confess, my inner wine snob initially reared her ugly head, and at first I wondered if CK […]

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Zeitgeist Coffee

November 4, 2008

I’ve always been a Starbucks girl even though 50% of the time the lattes are horrible, or cold, or taste burnt. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment, but I still enjoy a good White Mocha. That’s probably why I keep going back – the eternal hope that this time my drink will be delicious […]

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Say It Ain’t So Zane

October 7, 2008

It’s a sad day in our apartment as it’s finally been confirmed that the Mojo HD network has been slated for the big cable station in the sky. For the most part I could care less, but unfortunately this channel’s demise means that one of my favorite travel shows “Three Sheets” with the fabulous Zane […]

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Aveda Tea to the Rescue

August 27, 2008

I have the worst sore throat today. The only thing that is keeping me going at the office is cup after cup of this peppermint and licorice infused “Comforting” tea that I impulse shopped at Aveda a few months ago. It’s absolutely lovely. Wincing in pain every time I attempt to swallow a sip — […]

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Review: GUS – Grown-Up Soda

July 22, 2008

CK works from home now. I’ll give you a moment to digest that. Believe me I’m jealous on a daily basis as I drag myself out the door and he happily waves goodbye from the comfort of his Herman Miller Mirra chair in the new home office (formerly our guest bedroom). His new work day […]

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