Category Archives: beer

The Summer Pour

Summer’s nearly over, and something’s been missing here, and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it. Then I opened the cupboard with my beer mugs and steins from Germany, and it hit me. Once a summer I’ll … Continue reading

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Seventeen Days until St Paddy’s Day

In no particular order … Short story about Guinness at The Whole Story. Bangers and Tatties from the Big Red Kitchen. And their complete Irish Feast, including Murphy’s Stout Milkshakes, here. Irish Soda Bread right here. Two other ways to … Continue reading

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Feb 16th

Today in Food History: Prohibition was repealed, found of McDonald’s and arch designer born, and hog bristles are replaced with nylon in America’s toothbrushes. I’m very appreciative of two out of the three.

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Guiness Shout-out

With St Paddy’s Day right around the corner, here’s some good advice, as if you need another reason to opt for a glass of Gaelic black gold. (Although, if you’re drinking the draught canned version, you’re supposed to drink it … Continue reading

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Friday Highlights

Long week and I’m out of ideas, so here are some highlights from elsewhere. A few recipes: Homemade Soft Pretzels from Cooking and Kitchen Stories. Nouveau Casseroles from the NPR Kitchen Window. Ginger Steak Salad from the Pioneer Woman. A … Continue reading

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Appropriate for my birthday…

The BBC has a piece about how marinating your steak in beer or red wine helps reduce carinogens. Marinating a steak in red wine or beer can cut down the number of cancer-causing agents produced when it is fried or … Continue reading

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Fake Baking

This weekend’s The Splendid Table featured Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg, who explained how everyone can enjoy homemade artisan bread in just five minutes a day. Really. I’m still trying to find five free minutes. Make it “artisan bread in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Holiday Beers

Story at NPR: Top Ten Seasonal Beers. Morning Edition, December 24, 2008 · Consider the libations of the season: Spiked eggnog. Mulled wine. What about a nice frosty Christmas beer? Their list is okay… but how did they leave off … Continue reading

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Game Day Beer Reviews

Made pumpkin bread yesterday and forgot the baking powder/soda. So instead, wound up with pumpkin hard tack. Just in case anyone wants to spice up their kit bag for the next Battle of Wilson Creek reenactment. And in keeping with … Continue reading

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