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  1. Home Bar: Not Your Parents’ Kahlua

    For many imbibers, coffee and alcohol go hand-in-hand (or head-in-hand if you’ve had a few too many the night before!). Many of us who share interests in cooking good food and drinking good cocktails have come to extend the same ritual with regards to coffee. I’ve slowly acquired several of the items mentioned in Kasey’s Continue…

    Matt and I explore a few variations to the typical coffee liqueur that we’ve grown up seeing stocked in our parents’ home bar.

  2. Matcha Crêpes with Whipped Cream, Berries, and Cacao Nibs

    I’ve talked a lot about crêpes in the past — I grew up eating my grandma’s thick, buttery ones (we called them blini) and later my mom’s. It wasn’t until after college that I realized I could make my own crepes whenever I wanted. It was one of those funny realizations. I still remember my Continue…

  3. How To Make Coffee: The Perfect Aeropress Technique

    I love my Aeropress. It’s super easy to use: add coffee, add water, and press. Although that’s a bit of a simplification, it really is hard to go wrong. I’m also a fan of how portable it is. Virtually indestructible, you can cram it into any carry on bag while you’re traveling. I bring one Continue…

  4. On Fear and Sesame Salt Pretzel Twists

    I’ve been thinking about fear. Where it comes from and how to let it go. You see, I spend and have spent a lot of time being afraid. I was afraid to have a child, lest it should alter the course of my life indefinitely (it did). I’ve been afraid to leave jobs that I’ve Continue…

  5. Sparkling Cranberry Shrub

    Most of 2015 has been a blur and something tells me that 2016 might be, too. I recall making crab cakes for breakfast in our pajamas and driving up to Stinson Beach with Matt and Neko on New Year’s Day before eating a late lunch at Stellina in Pt.Reyes. I had this realization that day Continue…

  6. The Very Best Dark Chocolate Pudding

    My first Christmas in America was a confusing one at best. Coming from Russia (by way of Israel) where we had a New Year’s tree and a fellow named ‘Ded Moroz’ to celebrate with, I wasn’t sure who this Santa character was and why his lady sidekick was a grandma wearing a sweater and not Continue…

  7. Home Bar: Brandy (& Tiki) Alexander

    Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is my favorite new show on Netflix. There are two episodes — “Parents” and “Old People” — which perfectly showcase how so many of us express complete disregard towards our heritage and the history of our (grand)parents. Older generations had lives that we can’t even begin to imagine! My late Continue…

  8. Homemade (Indoor) S’Mores, Memories of Summer

    I’ll always remember the summer (and fall) of 2015 as the one that we spent living at Ocean Beach. Historically, the San Francisco summer has been the most dreaded of seasons. Misty, cold, dreary, and foggy, it’s the time of year when San Franciscans flee to warmer pastures. We retreat to the North, East, and Continue…

  9. TK Market Update: Cookie and Vinyl Pairing!

    When Matt and I got married, I adopted his record collection and he adopted my love of all things baked, doughy, and chocolatey. To this day, I think we can both agree that few things are better in life that a warm chocolate chip cookie, straight from the oven, accompanied by some good tunes. Which Continue…

  10. Better Brew: The Coffee Gift Guide

    This is the gift guide for your favorite coffee lover. The one who seeks out the best cup of coffee in every city he/she visits. The one who has a million little gadgets to ensure that every cup is smooth and strong. The one who knows the difference between light and dark roasts. 1. Burr Continue…

  11. Home Bar: Seelbach Cocktail

    The holidays are already upon us, and it’s time to get ready for parties, friends, and family. All calling for — or requiring (depends on your family) — a tasty and festive beverage. A few years ago, I started adding to my parents’ home bar in order to mix simple cocktails when I went home Continue…

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