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Dinah
San Francisco, California, USA
Currently self-employed as a writer, I hold degrees in History and Library Science. I put these skills to work on cocktail history and taxonomy in The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level and on the Bibulo.us blog. My first book, Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff, explored letting go of what doesn’t make life awesome. See also dinahsanders.com
Interests: Sharing information and liking things.
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Such a magical band to stumble upon on a Friday evening stroll! http://ift.tt/1CZlpvC Taken on October 18, 2014 at 03:31AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 18, 2014 at 10:31AM: http://flic.kr/p/pFmi9C Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at MetaGrrrl
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Half-recipe: 1&1/4oz Hendricks gin, 1/4oz dry vermouth, shaken with cracked ice, garnished with an unskewered cocktail onion. Note the frost on the shaker. Cocktails should be shaken until the shaker is uncomfortable to hold. With an all metal shaker, this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Wideloads. This was shot from the bus after we were all on board and doesn't show the 20 people standing around. Okay, yes, the bench only holds 4, but it sure ain't "Staff Only". Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Yes, yes, I really should have asked her where she got those great stockings. Yes, Joe, I will obtain more schoolgirl skirts posthaste. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Having grown up in the town of Martinez, I don't know why I never noticed this one in the back of Paul Harrington's Cocktail book before. 1oz gin 3/4oz dry vermouth 1/4oz Cointreau 2 dashes Angostura bitters shaken, garnish with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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a delicious pork chop with broccoli, garlic mashed potatoes, and a glass of pinot grigio plus! the company of my pal Len Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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These seem to be mostly from 1994. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:08AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pDdVgv Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Possibly from 1994. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:11AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pn1vnL Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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From April 1994, the month he turned 98, if I am remembering rightly. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:10AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pBspdo Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Probably from 1994. Note one section cut out and revealing sketch on next page of potato harvesters. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:08AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pn1uSN Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Possibly from 1994. Will have to compare later, but I think he may be copying illustrations from a late 19th century children's book he had. I documented it but haven't uploaded it yet. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:10AM... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Possibly from 1994. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:08AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pn1uPS Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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March 1994. Taken on August 16, 2013 at 11:10AM Uploaded to Flickr on October 12, 2014 at 04:30PM: http://flic.kr/p/pDtaMY Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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8oz Coke with 1/2oz Fernet Branca, a hefty dash of orange bitters & two cherries Just a little something I brewed up Saturday when it was so horridly hot and I'd just labored up my loooong block home. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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chopped negi quail eggs cook the negi in a little dab of bacon grease brown the negi slightly put in the egg cook until it just starts to brown lovely little quail egg and negi (Japanese onion) omelette thingy Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Damn it was hot out today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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act 1 finale I'm in the kitchen in my robe & slippers having spent the last hour & a quarter waking up slowly and puttering on the computer, catching up with email, Flickr, posts in blogs/Vox/LiveJournal. Clearly going to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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A very important post-work Friday appointment. Amuse Bouche tonight: sangria Elderflower No. 10 Pimm's Cup From their Hell's Kitchen menu, this has a cucumber-mint foam. Really nice last sip where there's only foam left but it's acquainted itself with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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oh, this is a winner indeed. I was a little timid with the orange bitters & grenadine this first time and will measure my dashes to a careful 1/8oz next time. 1.5oz Canadian Whiskey 1.5oz dry vermouth .5oz lemon juice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Gin, campari & grapefruit. Very bitter on its own, but a perfect match with the Crunchy Trout with its sweet chutney glaze. Doug Fir I just love this place. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Only later did I see the No Photography sign. Whoops. Well, also "whatEVER". Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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31 days until Joe comes home... I saw him last at Narita Airport in Japan on September 7th. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at MetaGrrrl