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Lightly Toasted: Chronicles of the Friday Night Cocktail Club

May 24, 2010 7:53 pm 
Updated: May 25, 2010 12:10 pm
A simple project, really--caulking the bathroom tub. But I think I was doing a couple things wrong. For one, you should push it like a snowplow; I was pulling it like a locomotive.SLS walks into the bathroom, looks at the tub, and then at me. I'm covered in chalky caulk. I look like I'm made MORE
" make bathtime lots of fun."
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May 18, 2010 7:53 am 
Updated: May 22, 2010 9:53 am
I came this close to telling him I was allergic to shellfish. A lie, of course, but it seemed the only way out. One peek inside his secluded wine-tasting room, hidden behind a stand of golden wildflowers at the bottom of a narrow and winding homemade asphalt road, and it was clear: Mr. M was… MORE
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it's a long twisty road
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past the wine barrel graveyard
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May 10, 2010 7:12 pm 
Updated: May 12, 2010 6:01 am
It's true. Caesar was a glamper.I've been watching the HBO series, Rome, and it's all right there. Caesar in Gaul, glamping. Caesar in Hispania, glamping. More glamping in Britain. He glamps on his way to cross the Rubicon. He casts his die, presumably, from the comfort of his glamping… MORE
augustus also glamped
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My wife and I and our two devilish kittens live on Capitol Hill in Seattle. A few years ago, I got a masters in gastronomy. I'm a food/wine writer. I’m also blogging about cocktails.
My favorite things to cook
We cook fairly simple dishes using fresh local ingredients that we pick up at the Seattle farmers market. My favorite thing is making a nice slow-braised or long-roasted something on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I like cooking with wine (in the dish and in the glass...and in the cook).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom never liked to cook, but she did well despite herself. Her mother, my omi, was from Munich and made delicious rouladen, sauerbraten and other traditional German and American dishes. Always bins and bins of home-baked cookies at Christmas. Wonderful rye bread. And beer. Opa would say, "Brotzeit ist die beste zeit."
My cooking triumphs
We’ve made the signature timpano dish from The Big Night a couple times. And for Thanksgiving 2007, we made Turducken. My wife and I are always volunteering to cook the big holiday meals with the family. We mix a signature cocktail, and get down to it.
My cooking tragedies
I made Thanksgiving Dinner for myself once when I was snowed-in in Denver. I nearly burned down the neighborhood.
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