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3/3/14

Blood Orange Sangria

Blood Orange Sangria

Last night we attended “family dinner,” a potluck-style affair with a group of friends who are all Portland transplants. Over steaming bowls of Vegan Clam Chowder and a pitcher of Blood Orange Sangria, we sat around, sprawled out on couches and the hardwood floor, and played catch up.

One by one we filled each other in on the latest and greatest. New projects. Health kicks. Travel stories. Work drama. We always have so much to report.

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There was a time where we saw these folks every week. From concerts to TV marathons of The Bachelor, we spent quite a bit of time bouncing between each other’s homes. As cliche as it is, things have changed as we’ve gotten older. We’re (mostly) not in our twenties anymore. We’re all out of school, working full-time, volunteering in the community. A few of us have bought homes. Had children. And all of us are simply more busy. Life seems to get more complicated every year. 

Blood Orange Sangria

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12/17/13

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

So I did it. I finished my first half-marathon yesterday. That’s a whopping 13.1 miles. And you know what? I never thought I’d say this – but the first 12 miles really weren’t so bad. After all, I’ve been training for months. But that last 1.1 miles? MAN, I hated my life. I was suddenly very aware of the rain, blisters, chaffing and thirst, and I wanted to start walking so badly. In fact, I almost did start walking. But a few things kept me going: 1) my fab running partner, 2) wanting to get the f&@!ing run over with, and 3) knowing that there would be celebratory cocktails. And indeed there were. Cocktails, that is. Continue reading

9/11/12

Light + Fruity White Sangria

I don’t know about you, but I always start my weekends with a To Do list.

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You know, for things like: organizing the closet, cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, writing overdue thank-you cards, and painting my nails. And about 50 other things.

 

I start out with good intentions, I really do. But then… I get distracted.

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This weekend was no exception. It was sweltering in Portland. We were hosting some friends for dinner, and I quickly realized that a batch of cold cocktails was in order. I put together a large pitcher of white sangria, and let me tell you: it did NOT disappoint. Unlike some sangria recipes, this one doesn’t call for sugar or sweetener, so it’s fruity, crispy and very refreshing.

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The best thing about recipes like this one is that you can totally improvise depending on what’s in season – or in your fridge. I added basil, peaches, strawberries, blueberries and orange watermelon from the Portland Farmer’s Market. 

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I love summer.

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