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

Month: January 2013

Beer Diary, The black IPA is done and turned out amaaaazing.

Beer Diary, The black IPA is done and turned out amaaaazing.

Oh dear. “Hopstache” is here folks. Did I mention that it is insanely tasty? It actually tastes like a black coffee IPA, very roasty with a nice bitter hop finish.

Crispy Prosciutto and Brie Panini on Garlic Rosemary Bread

Crispy Prosciutto and Brie Panini on Garlic Rosemary Bread

This is not just a sandwich, people. Goodness no. It is sooooo much more. Firstly, because I have a weird obsession with making each bite in a sandwich the same, aka doing it the right way. Secondly, remember my favorite nearly-no knead bread? Well this […]

Beer Diary, It’s days like these I’m glad I have beer to keep me warm.

Beer Diary, It’s days like these I’m glad I have beer to keep me warm.

Will the weather just figure out what season it is and where we are located in the world? I mean, really? For a while it was like spring, then it was like living on frozen arctic tundra, which I guess is probably a year round thing in the arctic, then back to “real winter,” aaand back to tundra. I don’t know whether to wear a t-shirt or never leave my house again. Currently not planning on leaving. Luckily we have a pretty good stock of homebrew right now. Me might even survive til spring.

crappy weather won't keep us from brewing

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Pistachio Arugula Pesto: on anything and everything.

Pistachio Arugula Pesto: on anything and everything.

This is my new favorite thing. So far I’ve slopped it on: chicken, pasta, and bread. I might have eaten it with a spoon too. Maybe.

Beer Diary, I survived Hopslam mania 2013.

Beer Diary, I survived Hopslam mania 2013.

I think. I mean, I guess its not really over. Not ’til the last drop is drank. So, probably about now. Being a relative newby to the Cincinnati craft beer scene, I became very intrigued about Bell’s Hopslam.