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A Wine Racket

Several years ago, back when I still used Groupon, I found out about a company called “Wine Insiders.”  This company offers cases of limited selections of wine at bargain prices–often under $10 a bottle. Thomas and I have ordered from them several times and have never been disappointed by the wines–they aren’t stellar but they […]

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Alexandria Restaurant Week

It’s Alexandria Restaurant Week!  And I would be remiss not to mention it here.  Restaurant weeks are always great because you can get great deals and try a new restaurant.  At Alexandria restaurant week, the deals are a $35 dinner for 2 or a $35 prix-fixe dinner (per person). Although I should, I don’t always […]

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Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast Tea review

As I sit at work this morning trying to wake up (it’s a collaboration day, which means we meet with our teams. Since I am the only journalism teacher, I spend the first half of the time collaborating with myself.) I decided to use some of my time “wisely” and write a review of the […]

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A proper gin and tonic

In my house we have cocktail hour(s) daily, and we are not ashamed.  Some days, like today, it starts earlier than others. After a successful but uneventful day at work I needed a little something so I dug around the fridge and liquor cabinet and made myself a proper gin and tonic. Now a lot […]

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Cooking Show Drinking Games

I know a lot of people complain about the Food Network these days.  And I get it, they’ve changed. They are very much focused on reality shows that have to do with food than actual cooking.  But that’s why (in my opinion) they started the Cooking Channel–which has some excellent cooking shows, my favorite is “French […]

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Chopped Challenge

I love the Food Network show “Chopped” mostly because I like to try to play along–that is I will  try to quickly come up with an idea for how I would use all the basket ingredients. Thomas insists I should try out for the show.  I just raise my eyebrow at him. But I was […]

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Growing my own mushrooms

This past weekend I went to the Metro Cooking and Entertainment show in DC.  It was a day filled with battling crowds in Washington Convention Center for a tiny sampling of olive oil or cheese. It was an interesting day and I left with a few goodies, but I was hoping that the should would […]

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