As you know, I’m all about finding mature twists on my childhood favorites. So you’d think by now, 6 years past my Jello-shot prime, that I’d have thought to put booze in popsicles.
But alas, it wasn’t until I came across this recipe for gluten-free margarita donuts that I started to imagine the possibilities of combining dessert and happy hour into one seamless magical sequence. And thus, Coconut Mojito Popsicles were born.
If I wasn’t old and lame, this is the type of thing I’d serve at a semi-adult pregame, to grease the wheels before tequila shots start getting poured.… Continue Reading
Well folks, peanut butter banana smoothies aside, I’m officially home from Greece!
Thank you so much for putting up with my posting delinquency this week, and for your continued patience as I slowly endure my fall from grace, which included countless sunsets, donkeys and dips (both of the Greek yogurt and Aegean Sea variety).
Luckily, I had a house guest while I was away. So last night instead of walking into an apartment that smelled like one too many pairs of old Chucks with an empty fridge, I got to come home to a vase of fresh hydrangeas and a bowl of perfectly ripe avocados.… Continue Reading
As I admitted a few weeks ago, one of the results of my month-long sobriety is that I’ve become a bit of a fancy pants when it comes to wine. Since I got back on the sauce, I’ve not only been trying to drink better wines, but also cleaner wines that are responsibly made.
Organic wines have been cropping up more and more these days. These wines are made using organic farming and harvesting practices – no pesticides and such. You’ll notice that wine stores have started putting green tags or labels on some of these bottles. If they don’t, you can simply ask the wine buyer at a store.… Continue Reading
As I mentioned in yesterday’s newsletter, I’m doing my own version of a detox this month – no alcohol, caffeine, or sugar. I’d like to call the experiment: Jews Do Lent.
The alcohol has weirdly been the least emotionally problematic of these three vices. This weekend I managed to soberly survive an afternoon brunch dance party followed by an even more dancey wedding. The biggest learning experience is that without alcohol (and its subsequent hair tosses and flailing limbs) I am acutely aware of my lack of rhythm. Being in on the dance floor felt a little bit like being forced to watch videos of myself doing bad camp skits as a brace-faced adolescent (i.e.… Continue Reading
Ever since I discovered that Maker’s Mark was gluten-free, I’ve been drinking a lot more of it. As the weather cools down, bourbon just seems like the right choice. After all, it’s a lot less likely to permanently stain your pale green bridesmaid’s dress than a glass of red wine when you inevitably miss your mouth and pour it all over yourself.
A few weeks ago I was up at my friend Sophie’s wedding in Maine. When I wasn’t sipping red wine in motor boats in the middle of the lake (yes, I spilled), I was drinking my new favorite drink: the BLT Cocktail.… Continue Reading
One of the most frustrating parts of having an allergy is that it tends to get in the way of your fun. No one wants to be that girl asking the diner waiter at 4am whether or not the French fries are dredged in flour as the rest of her friends begin housing mozzarella sticks.
So I’ve been a little negligent when it comes to being choosy about my alcohol when out. And it took me a while to overcome my denial that not all vodkas and gins are actually gluten-free, even though in theory, like many old world fare, their original production was very much so.… Continue Reading