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Local Expert Discusses Cyclists Going Electric Though some fundamentalists consider electric bikes or electric assist bikes (in which the motor adds to the momentum along with pedaling) “cheating,” they can extend the time cyclists can physically ride a bike by decades, and expand the bicycle’s utility in ways that opens

While many bars tote “local ingredients,” it’s rare that a cocktail is made exclusively with them. Luckily, Southern Oregon has such a plethora of local food producers that it is actually possible. All it takes is a little innovation, minor tweaking and a little bit of extra time. For the

Gin Martini Larks at the Inn at the Commons   A golden anniversary hotspot like this must have a good cocktail. The martini is the sure way to go because you can’t honestly claim that you’ve never dreamt of dressing up as James Bond and ironically ordering his trademark drink.

  For the uninitiated, Pisco is a popular liquor from South America made from grapes in a distilling process similar to brandy. It typically is in the 40 percent alcohol range and is made in both Peru and Chile. More importantly, it’s a pissing match for the ages. Chileans will

While you can endlessly parse out the subtle flavor nuances in liquor, in a general sense, it’s pretty easy to pick a tasty one: pay a lot for a well-aged hooch. It’s not quite as easy when you’re picking from the bottom shelf instead of the top. It’s a minefield

  O.K., so it isn’t that simple, but pretty close. The name “moonshine” most likely comes from the late 1700s to early 1800s in the Appalachian area where the drink was made at night, in an attempt to keep the illegal activity a secret. The term is still used today

Click the cover below to open up The Leaflet and learn all you need to know about cannabis in Southern Oregon. It will open as a PDF, which you can read through in your browser or download to your desktop.  

Forget swilling wine and and burning buds. Forget the spins. Most importantly, forget Cheech and Chong and getting crunk. Wine is about subtly unique flavor, and a cannabis and wine pairing uses the sensory enhancing properties of cannabis to cultivate an entirely new flavor experience with wine. Every tasting situation

At roughly $200 for a pound of trimmed marijuana, it’s no wonder why people flock to our area from all over the country to take advantage of “the harvest.” Much like the migrant workers of the 1950’s, Trimmigrants, as they’re called, travel from farm to farm (or basement to basement),