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January 19th, 2018 No comments

Most Viewed Pages for 2017

Here are the Most Viewed Pages for 2017 on DouglasEWelch.com/WelchWrite.com.

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Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis | A Gardener’s Notebook
A Gardener’s Notebook
Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch
My Word with Douglas E. Welch
TechnologyIQ
Elsewhere: Gorgeous Flower Mosaic | A Gardener’s Notebook
TechnologyIQ: Noted: 50 of the most important Raspberry Pi Senors and Components
Douglas E. Welch | CAREERS – GARDENING — NEW MEDIA – TECHNOLOGY
Propagating pittosporum | A Gardener’s Notebook
TechnologyIQ: Noted: 50 of the most important Raspberry Pi Senors and Components
Interesting Plant: Campanula | A Gardener’s Notebook
Project: Steel pipe garden edging | A Gardener’s Notebook
Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers | A Gardener’s Notebook
My Word with Douglas E. Welch » Douglas and Joseph watching canal boats lock through in Leeds Center via Instagram [Photo]
Food: Homemade Ginger Beer | A Gardener’s Notebook
My Word with Douglas E. Welch » Night Pine via Instagram [Photo]
The difference between your job, your work and your career – April 20, 2007
Propagating Azaleas using Layering | A Gardener’s Notebook
My Word with Douglas E. Welch » Rocking Chair [Photo]
Rosanne Welch, Ph.D – A Writer’s Life
Noted: Beautiful Border via Pinterest | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” | A Gardener’s Notebook
Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers | A Gardener’s Notebook
DIY: PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter | A Gardener’s Notebook
TechnologyIQ: Noted: Amazing Binary Clock using LED Matrix Module
Garden Decor: Fountain made from concrete leaves | A Gardener’s Notebook
The Old Tree via Instagram [Photo] | A Gardener’s Notebook
Douglas E. Welch: Art, Design & Photography | Redbubble
TechnologyIQ: Arduino Life 4: Visualizing Your Project’s Data with Ubidots
Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path | A Gardener’s Notebook

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A Scene from Santa Cruz Island via Instagram

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Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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Reading – The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes by Ellen Zachos – 5 in a series

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I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year — Douglas

Reading – The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes by Ellen Zachos – 5 in a series

 Reading - The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes by Ellen Zachos - 5 in a series

I know what you’re thinking…”Another cocktail book?!?!” Well, this is just the order I completed them in, not some evil scheme to get your drunk on a weeknight. (LAUGH)

The Wildcrafted Cocktail is certainly an extremely niche book. It is few people who go out into the woods and forage the ingredients for their cocktails, yet I still enjoyed the book greatly. It was wonderful to read about all the unique ingredients you might find in your own backyard. Still, I for myself I would be a bit leery gathering plants without a bit more knowledge, and confidence, that I wasn’t poisoning myself in the process. You might want to combine this book on a really good book on backyard foraging like Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat, to assist you in your search. Such detailed information is far beyond the scope of The Wildcrafted Cocktail, but very necessary to be successful.

That said, there was also some great, general information on cocktails including some history of cocktails,

“What is a cocktail? The first mention of a cocktail as an alcoholic beverage dates from 1806, when it was defined as a drink composed of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters.”

and the difference between the several types of simple syrup that are used behind a well-stocked bar, 

“The difference among these syrups is not only the degree of sweetness but also the mouthfeel. A rich syrup (twice as much sugar as water) is much silkier than a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water). A light syrup (twice as much water as sugar) is lighter and thinner on the tongue. Simple syrups are the most versatile and most commonly called for behind the bar.”

The Wildcrafted Cocktail is certainly worthwhile if only to expand your thinking about foraged ingredients and cocktails in general. Who knows? You might even have some ingredients in your very own garden that could find their way into your glass.

** My version of this book was available as an eBook from the Los Angeles Public Library

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Meet the natural lovechild of the popular local-foods movement and craft cocktail scene. It’s here to show you just how easy it is to make delicious, one-of-a-kind mixed drinks with common flowers, berries, roots, and leaves that you can find along roadsides or in your backyard. Foraging expert Ellen Zachos gets the party started with recipes for more than 50 garnishes, syrups, infusions, juices, and bitters, including Quick Pickled Daylily Buds, Rose Hip Syrup, and Chanterelle-infused Rum. You’ll then incorporate your handcrafted components into 45 surprising and delightful cocktails, such as Stinger in the Rye, Don’t Sass Me, and Tree-tini. 

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My Los Angeles 39 – Bunker Hill Bar and Grill via Instagram

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Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center via Instagram

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Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center via Instagram

Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center

A day spent looking for details at the Getty Center. 

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Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis), Santa Cruz Island via Instagram

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Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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Reading – 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson – 4 in a series

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I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year — Douglas

Reading – 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson – 4 in a series

Reading - 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by 	Robert Simonson - 4 in a series

This has to be the yummiest book I have read in a long time. I have never been someone to keep a fully stocked bar, but with this book, it isn’t required. With a bit of whiskey, some Italian Amaro and a variety of sweeteners, I was on my way to a wonderful new world of cocktails.I found myself sampling regularly as I worked my way through both classic and modern, reinvigorated, versions as well as learning much more than I ever knew about the world of cocktails. The Old-Fashioned has caught my eye recently as I always had ingredients on hand and wanted a way of dressing up my everyday whiskey selections. 3-Ingredient Cocktails took me far beyond that, though and gave me a through — and tasty — education.

I could see using this book as the basis for a great party. Each guest brings the spirit or ingredient of their choice, you provide glassware, bar tools, and ice and let the fun commence. Hmm, some of my friends should be expecting an invite any day now. (LAUGH)

Highly Recommended

** My version of this book was available as an eBook from the Los Angeles Public Library

From Amazon.com…

 

3-Ingredient Cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of the modern era. Organized by style of drink and variations, the book features 75 delicious recipes for cocktails both classic (Japanese Cocktail, Bee’s Knees, Harvey Wallbanger) and contemporary (Remember the Alimony, Little Italy, La Perla), in addition to fun narrative asides and beautiful full-color photography.

 

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

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