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    Greek-spiced shrimp has a romantic nostalgia for me, so I pulled out the swing music and a classic cocktail for a dinner date with my sweetheart. If you don't want to have martinis, open up a bottle of Albarino to perfectly complement the shrimp.

    Summer heat in Los Angeles is serious business, although it's still cool enough in the evening to relax on the patio. For some reason I feel lazy this time of year, so an easy grilled dinner fits the bill.

    And since California allows cocktails delivered with food now, we found a stunning cocktail that's even easier than grilled dinner. Wrap it all up with good music, and quarantine looks pretty good tonight.

    This week saw us enjoying a pleasant book about hiking, some cake made for picnics, and a cocktail we scribbled "perfect beach drink" next to in the margins.
    This week has been all over the place somehow. But I've had some delicious moments with a purple (!) cocktail and no-effort bread with olive oil. And I've managed to sneak in a little reading.