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Moonshine, A Layperson’s Review: Midnight Moon Raspberry Moonshine…

Flavor comes with a price. Buttered mashed potatoes detonate a gut bomb. The cashew nut, found at the tip of a bell-shaped fruit, needs sufficient roasting to extract the toxins. Grafted mangoes, for a few, provoke an allergic reaction of … Continue reading

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The Mushrooms of Fredericksburg, Virginia

I’m not a mycologist; however, I’ve beheld enough mushrooms during dog walks in Fredericksburg, Virginia to warrant input. The mushrooms I’ve seen grow in different places: vivid green lawns, tree-shaded yards of decayed acorns sprinkled across moist soil, and jungles … Continue reading

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Moonshine Review: Ole Smoky, Tennessee Moonshine – Orange

August is not my favorite month. The air is oppressive, humid, and overbearing. The sun follows me like a fire balloon, and time in the shade offers a poor respite from the sweat, thirst, and lethargy. This is not the … Continue reading

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Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs: “You Might Have to Cook for 20 Guys Someday.”

One of my favorite scenes in The Godfather involved Peter Clemenza (played by the late Richard S. Castellano), Capo to Don Vito Corleone, preparing his meatball sauce for a bunch of mob guys in the kitchen. Clemenza gives a brief … Continue reading

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The Laughing Buddha & The Cornish Pasty…

I straddle my mountain bike, christened “The Goose,” atop a hill on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, (the W&OD). This portion of the hill intersects with Buckthorn Lane and Hunter Mill Road, near Vienna, Virginia. The trail propels cyclists … Continue reading

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How to Roast a Chicken… with Confidence

Understanding how a kitchen works is a huge asset: in survival, love, or culinary expression. Being a latchkey kid, my mother taught me how to cook meals, and in time I began improvising with different recipes. I’ve prepared beef stews, … Continue reading

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