PWI–Parenting While Intoxicated

…on good food, questionable judgment, and making life work

I’m Cut Off

Every so often, when I’m feeling super-self-esteemy, it occurs to me to cut off all of my hair. You know, to knock myself down a peg or two; to stave … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

PWI Goes to the Derby – A Perfect Mint Julep

  Hello my thirsty friends.  It’s almost Derby time, and that means it is time for a good Mint Julep.  You may not be in Kentucky, but you can still … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

I suffer from an acute case of Inappropriate Laughter. I also have mild to moderate generalized panic disorder, which means that in instances of great stress or tension, I fear … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Would Castro Eat?

I have lots of irrational fears–loads of them. Choking, escalators, and every time I crack an egg, I experience  a brief moment of trepidation. But my biggest fear is that … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Craft Brewed – Willy Wonka’s Beer Emporium

I had heard about Craft Brewed some time ago, joined their mailing list, etc etc.  And as usual, didn’t actually make it there, but I kept seeing posts come up … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thai One On

So, I guess flavored vodkas are a thing now, which means they’ll be passé in no time. I’ve never bought a flavored vodka and likely never will due to its … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

O3 – DeKuyper’s Great Liquor Secret

I was going to start off this post extolling the virtues of Calvados, which I honestly believe owns its own post, but then I realized that I had been keeping … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

All I Want Is Some Perfection–Is That Too Much To Ask?

So, last night was Halloween. I have three kids–the oldest is close to aging out of the holiday, and my youngest is just now hitting her trick-or-treat stride. I’m not … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fine Offerings of Pierre Ferrand

One of my biggest beefs in the world is how cognac, which was once regarded as a fine, civilized beverage, was stolen by the hip-hop culture.  And now we have … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pimento Dram – It’s what’s for dinner*

*(Dinner is code for drinking booze) (a 32-year supply of Pimento Dram) One of the great side effects of the great craft cocktail revolution is the re-emergence of a number … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment