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Lemon marinated olives

Lemon marinated olives

Olives are a testament to human ingenuity. In their natural state, they’re bitter. Hardly edible at all. But somehow, in the course of human history, someone got desperate enough (or perhaps it was an accident of some sort) that they fermented or cured some olives. […]

Benedictine Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese and Balsamic

Benedictine Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese and Balsamic

I’m not a big drinker. I’m just not. I could never hold my alcohol in college, so I’m a total lightweight. But I’m odd. I’m fascinated by the whole history and process of making beer (even though I really don’t like it that much). A […]