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Given the #WeekendCocktailMoment, figured out a nosh nod we and a lot of stats out there on the importance of diet and nutrients.

Kabobs are always a hit of a party, and this version looks to follow in those footsteps.

Ingredients

3 (8-oz.) blocks mozzarella cheese
1 (8.5-oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and halved
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Garnish: flat-leaf parsley sprigs or fresh rosemary stems

 

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Preparation

1. Cut blocks of cheese into 1-inch cubes. Arrange cheese cubes and tomato halves in an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, chopped parsley, and next 6 ingredients; pour evenly over cheese cubes. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Transfer mixture to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs, or spear tomato halves and cheese cubes with short rosemary stems, if desired. Drizzle with marinade, if desired.

 

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Restaurants Would Appreciate Gun Fondlers Leaving the Toys at Home

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The last seat I'd want in 'the front of the house' at a restaurant would be next to some armed adrenaline/Open Carry Euphoria peoples.

So you can't smoke inside an American eatery, but feel free to bring your Glock or strap-on long guns out to supper with you. Or let a child kill with an Uzi in broad daylight.

Panera Bread is one of the companies that has been on the right side of reason. No matter the repercussions or lost sales, there's a conscience in those actions.

From Stltodaycom.

The company said it respects the rights of gun owners but doesn’t want firearms brought into its stores unless carried by “an authorized law enforcement officer.”

The move was applauded by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization formed as a result of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut in 2012.

The group said Monday that Panera’s announcement came after months of talks.

“We are thrilled that after months of discussions between Panera and Moms Demand Action, Panera is taking a proactive position in favor of our families’ safety by putting a new gun policy in place,” Shannon Watts, the group’s founder, said in a statement.

“Moms are the consumers-in-chief of our households, and we will reward companies that take a stand for our families’ safety,” the group said.

Image from Mother Jones

Esquire had a terrific piece on the matter.

I would have thought that Georgia would be more enlightened than some western states about the dangerous consequences of allowing guns in bars and restaurants, and all it will take is a few bar owners and restaurateurs to test the law by posting signs saying “No Guns Allowed.” Until that happens, cancel my reservations in Atlanta, including at a restaurant called Gunshow, whose chef-owner, Kevin Gillespie, named the place as homage to his father, who took his young son for bonding experiences to gun shows on Sundays.

The Second Amendment is a reasonable one, but any reasonable person will wonder whether it was intended to promote the kind of arrogant license now being shoved through state legislatures. Reminds me of the lyrics in the song by the Charlie Daniels Band, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”:

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76 U.S. Colleges Are Investigating Campus Rape and Violence

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My attention spiked when I heard Melissa Harris-Perry interviewing one of the thousands of inappropriately touched or the tragic numbers about violence and women in university. And the military, then humans.

On Melissa Harris-Perry over at NSNBC, she gave phenomenal depth on the topic of rape a lot of attention.

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An Oklahoman man accused of assaulting 8 or more women and girls, and he's still hunting. Getting kind of dangerous out there anyway.

Melissa Harris-Perry of highlighted details an alarming new case out of Oklahoma involving African American women and a cop accused of repeated sexual abuse.

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Your #WeekendCocktail Moment: The Green Ghost

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Was looking for something a little different for the weekend Cocktail, when this drink turned up and and had a mixology comeback. Meet the Green Ghost.

From Serious Eats dot com … The Green Ghost is cool again.

The Green Ghost

makes: 1 cocktail
ACTIVE TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
5 minutes
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
cocktail shaker and strainer
THIS RECIPE APPEARS IN:
Cocktail 101: Gin Drinks from a Low-Stocked Bar

Ingredients

2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
Procedures

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, Chartreuse, and lime juice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and serve.

Aside from the fact that the Green Ghost is a delicious cocktail, with a lovely appearance and a killer name, not much is known about it. It first appears in print in 1937, in the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, where it's attributed to a J. B. Hurrell.

Never mind that. This tasty drink highlights the Chartreuse and will impress anyone who likes a pretty drink because unlike many pretty drinks, this one has flavor to match its beauty.

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Cheers!!

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