Lets just jump straight into the holidays, shall we? As you may know, I’m a big fan of Nocino, the velvety, warming, sweet and nutty Italian liqueur made from green walnuts. In January, I gave you three ways I like to use Nocino – as an aperitif, in a milk punch, and in a citrus-and-chocolate-and-bourbon holiday bomb. Here’s another way I just discovered, in time for a friend’s holiday cocktail party where I plan on […]
This past November, I went on a solo road trip throughout the desert in Southern California. I camped most nights, and since it was winter and got dark early, I had lots of time to contemplate the desert at night. One of those nights I stayed at a near-deserted campground in Mojave National Preserve, where I met Craig and Bonny.
California in winter is a strange mix of endless rain and fog with bright, piercing cold days when the light is crisp and crystalline. After the storms right before the holidays, we’ve been given a jeweled handful of these sunny days, and they’ve interjected some optimistic energy into my footsteps, a harbinger of a bright and clear year to come.