Month: April 2016

Blind Beer Tasting: 14 IPAs in 45 minutes

Blind Beer Tasting: 14 IPAs in 45 minutes

A few months ago, Don and I had a great idea: A Big IPA Blind Tasting! Could we identify our favorite big IPAs in a blind tasting? How much of the draw is the brand and the scarcity? Is the liquid really as good as […]

6 Feats of Culinary Wizardry using a Blender

6 Feats of Culinary Wizardry using a Blender

Think a blender is just for smoothies? Think again! My shiny Oster blender is my preferred unit of kitchen gadgetry — Partially because I just love my simple, 2-speed, high-powered blender…and partially because it’s really my only major kitchen gadget beyond a coffee grinder*. We’ve […]

Spent Grain Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Spent Grain Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

One of the great tragedies of brewing beer is how much grain gets tossed after the brewing process. Pounds and pounds of perfectly good grains need to go in the compost. I always try to freeze some for future recipes or kitchen experiments, as well […]

Homebrew: American Farmouse Ale

Homebrew: American Farmouse Ale

I’ve been homebrewing for about three years now and every time I brew I learn something new. Donald also homebrews and sometimes we have different ideas about the best process and ingredients.  To mitigate the inevitable opposing opinions, we switch off who is the Master […]

Mini Kimchi Tuna Melts

Mini Kimchi Tuna Melts

Yesterday was Sunday – an especially lazy Sunday – and we are watching golf in our pajamas…at 4pm (don’t judge). Dinner was still 2 hours away, and my egg burrito brunch burned off hours ago. I’m hungry. Donald is hungry (…maybe even hangry). And we […]

Sour Dough Bread – Starter

Sour Dough Bread – Starter

A while ago I was given a sour dough starter and was told to keep it in the fridge and feed it once a week. As someone who runs a pretty tight ship when it comes to the fridge I thought “no problem” This thing […]

Truffles

Truffles

Have you ever been struck by a crazy chocolate craving? Not a regular, sane chocolate craving, but a debilitating, psychopathic chocolate craving? I know I have. The cure? Make these easy truffles and keep a batch on hand for just such an occasion. Easy Dark […]

Eggs

Eggs

I’m just going to gush about eggs for a minute. Eggs are amazing. They are a low-cost source of good proteins, are low-calorie, and a delicious vehicle for hot sauce. They keep you full for a long time, come in convenient single-serving packets, and keep […]

Ricotta

Ricotta

Cheese holds a special place in my heart. I love all kinds of cheese – the stinkier, the better. So when I learned how easy it was to make ricotta cheese I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I don’t love store-bought ricotta, it […]