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How to Make Fig Wine

It all started with an abundance of fresh figs. We did not want to make preserves or have a freezer full of cobbler, so as we decided what to do with the figs someone called out, ‚ÄúNow, I‚Äôm not a…
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The Flaming Lamborghini

The Flaming Lamborghini is renowned for hitting the spot. Each ingredient is carefully selected to serve its job; the Blue Curacao sweetens the drink, the Baileys cools the throat and the Kahlua and Sambuca just‚Ķwell‚Ķdo the job! The Recipe serves…
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Red Snapper

Red Snapper 2 ounces gin 4 ounces tomato juice 1/2 ounce lemon juice Pinch of salt and pepper 2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce Celery stalk Stir with ice in a chilled highball glass….
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Ronald Reagan Quote

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -Ronald Reagan (1986)

Shrimp Sauteé with Beans

Ingredients: 4 cups green beans, trimmed (about 12 ounces) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup minced garlic 2 teaspoons paprika 1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound) peeled and de-veined 2 16-ounce cans large butter beans, rinsed 1/4 cup…
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Mojito Recipe

Ingredients: Club Soda 2 tsp sugar 3 Mint Sprigs Fresh lime 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum Instructions: In a shaker, splash enough soda water with the mint and the sugar and mix until you dissolve the sugar and can smell…
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Cosmopolitan

Ingredients: 1 oz. Vodka 0.667 oz. Triple Sec fill With Cranberry juice Instructions: Mix one oz. Absolut, 2/3 oz. Triple Sec, mix in a shaker with cranberry juice. Serve in a chilled martini glass, straight up.

Sporting with Grandchildren

Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you’ll want to be with your friends and you won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.”…
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Southern Potato Salad

INGREDIENTS 4 potatoes 4 eggs 1/2 stalk celery, chopped 1/4 cup sweet relish 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil….
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Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger 2 ounces Dark Rum 1 ounce Orange Juice 1/4 ounce Grenadina Dash of Bitters Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Political Quote

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson