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Five Liquors For Your Friend Who's A Lush But Not A Concerning Lush (Yet)

Booze is good. Booze-snob culture is ... less good. Don’t let that put you off buying booze for yourself and people you like and, hell, people you …

The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes

There's something romantic about absinthe — that naturally green liquor derived from wormwood and herbs like anise or fennel. Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde drank it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso filled the glasses of cafe patrons with absinthe in their paintings. Absinthe was a …

Absinthe

Beyond mindfulness: how horse riding and eating greens can help depression

Not so long ago, if you had anxiety or depression, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) was the answer. It was everywhere. Now mindfulness is even more ubiquitous.<p>And there is indeed much scientific evidence for its benefits in treating depression, anxiety and addiction. But, as Rachel Boyd of the …

How To Grow Your Own Organic Food – PALLET GARDENING IS THE ANSWER!

Here’s a great way to get started growing your vegetables this year! All you really need for pallet gardening is some wood pallet, some good soil and …

9 Cocktails that Bring the Lemonade Stand to the Bar

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” So the saying goes. But let’s just say that there are some times when life hands you …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness

3 Ways to Make Lemon Twists for Cocktail Garnish

Three different ways to cut citrus twists that'll make your next cocktail look, smell, and taste better<p>A well-crafted cocktail isn’t complete without the right garnish. This final flourish—often citrus or fresh herbs—enhances the drink’s taste, smell, and look. We’ll assume you know how to put a …

Herbs

8 Great Cocktail Blogs You Should Read Now

You wouldn't know it from looking at my cocktail blog, A Dash of Bitters, but I used to be a somewhat active cocktail blogger, and I've been in the blogging game for a long time, since 2006. (Well, that's a long time for a cocktail blog, anyway.) I've seen a lot of cocktail blogs come and go. I've …

"The Glory of Gardens"

Winter starts off exciting, but it ends as we grow utterly weary of snow, ice, and cold temperatures- 2015 more than most. But spring is coming …

19 Absinthe Cocktails You Need To Try

This far into winter, no drink is too strong.<p>Although the United Stated banned absinthe in 1915, the ban was lifted in 2007. Today, your neighborhood liquor store probably carries at least a few bottles. While some varieties are better than others, all have a strong anise flavor and none are …

Vertical Garden W/Bright Green System

Introduction: Vertical Garden W/Bright Green System<p>After seeing the big vertical gardens from Patrick Blanc and others I wanted to try it myself. For …

Gardening