For those times you don't want a beer and don't want to muddle or dash--I highly recommend the Bittermilk cocktail mixer compounds. They won our family Old Fashioned blind taste off over Thanksgiving, and I just discovered the existence of all the other flavors on their website along with recipes. The Jack Rudy bourbon cherries elevate even the non-alcoholic beverage--Sophie enjoyed recently without intoxication. The Owl's Brew I am reserving judgement as I thought the coconut flavor (not pictured) a wee bit too sweet.
My new favorite TV show is Transparent, and having binge-watched the entire season this past week I am thankful that season two is slated to air in 2015. I read "Station Eleven" and watched "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", both cautionary post-apocalyptic tales that make one glad for electricity and modern medicine.
I have renewed love for Bon Appetit magazine, and should just re-subscribe. I had written a nice paragraph about all the recipes I have made from the January issue, but the internet ate it. You will have to wait to hear about my "weekday porchetta."
We went to a "miniatures" art exhibit yesterday at the Strathmore. Disappointingly, it was not tiny foods/dollhouse furnishings, but we were agog at some of the teeny paintings (some no bigger than a postage stamp). We all coveted the tiny "Crib" an "enviresponsible shelter" for people who have $60,000 to drop on a structure without a damn bathroom! Post museum, we had a snack and drinks at Denizen's Brewing Company--the beer garden has great summer potential.