A blog about eating, drinking, and making things - one small batch at a time

Month: October 2012

How many synonyms are there for amazing: Pork Edition

How many synonyms are there for amazing: Pork Edition

I am so excited to share this recipe and beer pairing. So FREAKING excited. But first of all, let me say that I can only take some of the credit for this recipe. I adjusted the spices and the technique a bit, but really this […]

Fall Farmer’s Market Salad

Fall Farmer’s Market Salad

Did you ever eat roasted pumpkin seeds as a kid? We did. Every fall, we would cut pumpkins into crazy faces and roast up the seeds inside. It’s the one Halloween tradition I still really enjoy. Plus, OMG the roasted seeds are so so so […]

Hot ‘n’ Spicy Chorizo Soup… and a confession.

Hot ‘n’ Spicy Chorizo Soup… and a confession.

As typically happens, tonight’s meal was loosely informed by a few recipes found online, but mostly just completely improvised. My husband loves this about me. Please tell me that you sense the sarcasm. But seriously, I’ve got a great, spicy chorizo and orzo soup rocking this post. Paired with a nice funky Belgian saison? Can’t get much better kids.

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Octobrew

Octobrew

I’m not gonna lie. My husband and I have been seriously slacking on our home-brewing. You see, after we brewed four 5-gallon batches of beer for our wedding (yes, we are awesome), we burnt out for a bit. Luckily, the empty tap in our home […]

Chili: A trip down memory lane.

Chili: A trip down memory lane.

To start things off I thought I’d tell you about my ever-evolving (improving?) chili recipe. Like many home-taught cooks, the first recipes I ever made were my mothers.