writer. food critic. anxious cook.

Cara Strickland is a freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest. She writes about food, faith, singleness and relationships for a variety of publications in print and online.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Five)

The fifth installment of Where's Cara? includes a metaphorical reflection inspired by Lauren Winner, a profile of a master whisky blender, and an interview with Christie Purifoy on her new book Roots & Sky.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Four)

In this edition: the history of blue drink, faith musings about tea, vintage cocktail garnishes, and my own story surrounding Suzanne Burden's Reclaiming Eve.

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Where's Cara (Volume Three)

In this edition: an interview with Adam McHugh about his book The Listening Life and a local podcast about being a food critic.

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published work

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Let's Bring Back These Vintage Garnishes

Vintage cocktail garnishes: a history and philosophy.

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Sipping Serenity

"When I’m anxious or stressed, my hands move to make a cup of tea, almost like a wordless prayer.

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Bringing Back the Blue Drink

History and discussion on blue cocktails.

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