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Dehydrated Citrus Wheels

Dehydrated Citrus Wheels
Looking for a way to up your cocktail presentation game without spending a ton of time or money? Dehydrated citrus wheels are one of my favorite garnishes for cocktails because they're cheap to make and they last forever! While I prefer to use a dehydrator, you can also easily create these dried wheels using your oven. Just be sure to completely dehydrate your citrus or else it can mold from moisture.  Continue reading

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan
Eggplant parmesan is one of my favorite dishes for when I want something super comforting without including meat. Roasted garlic and tomatoes are prepared for the sauce while the eggplant is treated with salt, meaning that this meal comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a decadent weeknight dinner or something to be whipped up after a long, lazy Saturday. Continue reading

Tomato and Egg Soup

Tomato and Egg Soup
Adding an egg to any dish makes it better. (Grade A Scientific Fact™) This tomato soup isn't exactly like the rainy day soup you grew up eating. The tomatoes are roasted off with garlic and turned into a broth, instead of a chunky puree, and slivered onions and a cracked whole egg add texture to this traditionally smooth soup.  Continue reading

The Bar Tools

You've cracked open your favorite cocktail book. You've found a recipe. You've bought the booze. Now what? 

Making cocktails at home doesn't have to be daunting. All you need are the right tools to start making cocktails like your favorite bar! Use this guide to see which cocktails tools I think are essential to building your home bar and taking your next dinner party or nightcap to the next level!

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An Open Letter to the Community From a Bartender

If you care about your local restaurants, order take-out and tip well, but do it while you call your local lawmakers and command that they take care of us. Demand a mask mandate on a state and federal level so that we do not continue to be abused, berated, and humiliated as we are compelled to enforce what is right at the cost of our income. Wear your mask. Hold your loved ones accountable for the way they conduct themselves in public and how they treat workers. Continue reading