What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Archive for March 27th, 2009
I spend entirely too much time on the Internet. Sometimes I’m working, sometimes I go into a Facebook Scramble trance, and other times, I am taking a look at what other food bloggers are doing.
There are, for better or for worse, a dizzying amount of food blogs out there. And most of them are, frankly, crap unappetizing. The sinister flash photography, the “look-what-I-had-for-dinner” sharing, the heavy reliance on the exclamation point, the word “yummy” or the suffix “-icious.” It’s enough make me show you what-I-had-for-dinner. After I have eaten it.
And don’t get me started on the number of cupcake blogs out there or I shall cry.
Fortunately, there are a few places of refuge: sites that sparkle like the Emerald City set against the background of a sky blackened by millions of flying, food blogging monkeys.