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Whenever I can obtain fresh mint at the farmers' market, I make mojitos. Here's my recipe.

  • 1 large lime
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 shots of light rum
  • 1 small bottle of seltzer water

Rip the leaves off 3 stems of mint, and place in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add sugar, juice of 1 lime, and shots of rum. Use a muddler or spoon to mash up the mint and release its oils. Add 3 ice cubes and shake to mix. Pour mixture into 2 cocktail glasses. Add mint leaves from 1-2 stems (to taste), and crush them with a spoon. Add 1-2 ice cubes then top off with seltzer water until glass is full. Enjoy!

Dunkin Donuts & Hot Dogs?

When I first started my morning commute on the 38-Geary bus line in San Francisco, I would pass by a garish neon sign that always made my stomach churn at least a little bit – “Teriyaki Donuts” it advertised to the passersby.

Eventually, that place closed, and the idea of donuts comingling with other cuisine left my head entirely. But apparently there are plenty of other folks with it kicking around in their head. Like that place in Detroit that has the coffee, donut and beef stew special. And now, Dunkin Donuts. I wonder if they are going to offer their new dishes -- like hot dogs -- deep fried?