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Lemon Olive Oil Pasta December 19, 2014

Filed under: Pasta,Quick and easy — blisteringlydrunk @ 10:26 am
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This has been one of my go-to pasta dishes for a number of years. It is one of the few meals I make that actually came from peering into my cupboards and fridge and pulling together a “use it all up” meal. It changes almost every time I make it, but what’s consistent is that it’s easy and quick. My main theme.

IMG_3605Put pasta on to boil. Any kind will do, really. In the meantime, zest and squeeze some juice (about 2 oz, or whatever comes out) from a lemon, chop some garlic, cut some cherry tomatoes in half, drain some capers (I like a lot), and grate some cheese (Padano? Parmesan? whatever floats your boat). Lightly cook the garlic in lots of olive oil, and when the pasta is ready to be drained, throw the tomatoes, zest and a sprinkle or two of red pepper flakes into your frying pan. Warm the mix up, and add your drained pasta. Add the lemon juice and capers, some salt, pepper and basil (fresh or dried, your call) and your cheese. Add more olive oil to make it shiny and delicious, and adjust seasoning to taste. Enjoy! Ren

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The New York Sour December 12, 2014

Filed under: Drinks — blisteringlydrunk @ 5:56 pm

The New York SourYou will notice a trend here of my mostly posting cocktails lately (or at least meaning to, which is practically posting, right?). It’s a trend I’m embracing. And imbibing. So, I have some Forty Creek Whiskey that I’ve been wanting to drink, but at a bit of a loss on how. I mean, I know how, clearly, but looking for something new. So I googled whiskey drink recipes and landed on this via the bon appétit website. I’m enjoying it now as I post this. Of course.

Ingredients

2 oz rye or bourbon
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz red wine (Shiraz or Malbec)

Combine rye, lemon juice and syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold – about 30 seconds. Pour into cocktail glass with fresh ice. Add wine by pouring over the back of a spoon to create layer. Cheers! Ren

(I just realized this is our 200th post. One more reason to enjoy this drink.)