“Do you guys have any interesting ideas for setting up a mini bar in my new place? I’ve always wanted a grown-up bar cart for guests and impromptu gatherings and such. My new place doesn’t have a lot of space and I want something a little off the beaten path. Re-purposing weird furniture or shelves, building something from scratch, crazy cart makeovers, — got any brilliance for me?”
Let’s see what bar cart inspiration is out there and what basics you’ll need to get started on your own…
Don your green and grab your glass because everyone’s favorite day to fake being Irish is almost heeeeeere. We’ve got some St. Paddy’s Day recipes to satisfy your carb tooth, your sweet tooth, your booze tooth, and even your hangover tooth. Let’s talk soda bread, Guinness sauce, and a healthy day-after treat to soothe your sore head from all that green beer.
This coming Sunday is the king of movie awards shows, The Oscars. Will you be watching or has the string of wonky host gigs done you in? (Don’t worry, Chris Rock’s opening monologue isn’t likely to be boring, at least!) Either way, we’ve got a few festive Oscar party food ideas to pepper your party table.
Our kitchen has limited storage, so we knew that we needed an alternate solution to use to store our extensive liquor and glassware collections. And so the repurposed media cabinet to bar was born. Here’s an outline of our process…
As Portland melts into early summer, we’ve been looking for any excuse to celebrate the flavors of spring. The drink is fun to make, and substitutions are easy — if you can’t get Oregon-made spirits, check out your local distilleries and use some of their products instead!
Normally alcohol production requires sterilization, air locks, and large vats of fermenting liquids. Depending on what you want to make, it also involves a small chemistry set of sulfite, ph testing strips, a hydrometer, and more. Juice hooch is perfect for the newbie, because it only requires a bottle of juice, a balloon, and a packet of yeast.