Category Archives: Food & Libations

Musings about food and beverages.

Collins Family Reunion

All a collins is, is a couple shots of booze with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, a little simple syrup or castor sugar, topped off with soda water, and garnished with some fruit, traditionally an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry.  The … Continue reading

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Traditions

We don’t have a lot of traditions here at Curl Nation.  The only tradition we seem to be good at is the daily cocktail tradition, but that is perhaps less of a tradition and more of a lifestyle. Anyway, there … Continue reading

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Warm Muffins for Cold Mornings

Sparklepants and I recently came back from Curl Nation Tropical Outpost #2 aka Hawaii.  It was warm and lovely there, with snorkeling and swimming in saltwater pools heated by the volcano and tennis playing and sea turtles and poke and … Continue reading

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Taste Test: The Gin Martini

Because it’s Monday and I needed a bit of a pick me up after a positively dreadful weekend, I decided I’d combine a couple of my favorite things:  taste tests and martinis.  Also, it seemed like a justified way to … Continue reading

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Family Dinner

A couple of days ago, I was rolling around on the rug.  This rug, in fact: This might possibly be the best rug in town.  It’s true.  It’s a great rolling around rug and when you walk on it with … Continue reading

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Being cukey.

Don’t you hate when you are looking for something and you can’t find it?  It’s also like searching for someone’s name, and it’s on the tip of your tongue, but the only thing you can say when you see them … Continue reading

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PB&J

This has nothing to do with anything except a couple of Mays ago, I was in Amsterdam.  And I loved PB&J then and still love them now, although their latest album really isn’t as good as this one. The other … Continue reading

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From Worst to First

There’s a saying about making lemonade.  I like the sentiment, although I do think the saying is a bit insulting to my dear friend, the lemon.  If you’ve ever been in Mexico desperately seeking out a single lemon, you’d never … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour(s)

At Curl Nation, we don’t limit ourselves to just one hour’s worth of cocktails.  Although we do try to limit ourselves to the afternoon hours, for appearance’s sake. We’re on what Midnight Baker calls a curling binger. Last night featured … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?

While a lot of America is obsessed with getting dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less, CurlNation is a Rachel Ray-free zone.  It’s not that I don’t dig a quick meal.  I mean, I LOVE ramen and that … Continue reading

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