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Guinness Lamb Pie

This one’s for Wilkins; it’s a Pi Day / St. Patrick’s Day twofer. Ingredients 1 lb. stew lamb 1 onion A few tbsp diced tomatoes (whatever was left in the can you used for pasta the other night) 1 clove garlic 6-8 ice cubes of broth – I make broth from whatever bones and scraps…

The mojito is quite possibly a perfect cocktail. Fussing with it never seems to generate significant improvements, but driven by the need to seem unique and creative, bars keep offering variations with pomegranate, green tea, lychee, or whatever else the flavor of the month happens to be. After impulse-purchasing some kiwis and throwing them into…

The Science of Deliciousness

It might be Labor Day, but summer isn’t really over until the blackberries are gone. Since it’s harvest season and I’m still on leave from the workforce, I’ve been spending my time figuring out clever things to do with the bountiful produce of my neighborhood’s back alleys. (Tonight: lemon verbena drops and blackberry meringue pie.)…