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happy international hot chocolate day!

time to cozy up with your favorite mug for a day that’s devoted to the delicious chocolate beverage

 ancient Mayans drank chocolate made from crushed cocoa seeds mixed in water in 500 BC

they knew a good thing.


“watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate,

lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on,

never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline,

don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”

-h.jackson brown, jr.




image credit: bon appetit magazine




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For nearly a century, popular convenience store chain 7-eleven has been quenching consumer thirsts with Slurpees, and other refreshments. (It got the name 7-Eleven owing to its original operating hours—from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.—starting in 1946.)

With success comes the occasional hiccup, and not just from one too many Slurpees. As the world once again celebrated Slurpee 7-Eleven Day on July 11, it was not without some historical issues. Beginning in 2015, on this special day, 7-Eleven offered to fill up containers brought in by customers for just $1.50. The problem? Some decided to drag in kiddie pools, toilet bowls, and sleds to game the system. The following year, the store mandated that any container had to fit in a 10-inch cutout set up in stores.


p.s. for some inexplicable reason, the detroit market is the Slurpee capital of our nation


“had I known I was going to face down death today, I totally would’ve bought myself the Slurpee.”

-laura thalassa



 credits: pinterest, google



happy national cocktail day

in this era of zoom happy hours, the quarantini, and more than lots of stay home time

what have you been mixing up in your quarantine cave?

do you find yourself using

whatever you can scrounge up in your kitchen?

is your go-to

a cornhattan, pickled okra and tonic, dandelion/parsley wine, a salsa sour?

what have you managed to blend, shake, mix, mash, stir, or sling together

to create your new signature drink?

all cocktails and mocktails welcome here.

“life is a crazy mixture of intoxicating cocktails.”

-ken poirot 


image credit: lisa zador

vin and tang.


 i bought both of these 

on the same shopping trip

if I drink the two of them

can I call it


 each is fermented after all

can i call it

a truce?

perfect balance?



“there’s eternal opposition between yin and yang.

no third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.”     

-toba beta


grape and grain.


whiling away the day

at the casual and welcoming

houses of grape and grain

“come, gentlemen, i hope we shall drink down all unkindness.” 

-william shakespeare, the merry wives of windsor



 leelanau peninsula, michigan, usa – summer 2018