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

Month: February 2013

Beer Diary, Last week hubby and I had some fabulous beer adventures in Arizona (Part 1 of 3).

Beer Diary, Last week hubby and I had some fabulous beer adventures in Arizona (Part 1 of 3).

And might I add that it was a complete coincidence that my husband’s vacation time/our plans to visit family in Phoenix serendipitously occurred during Arizona beer week. Lucky us.

LBLF Deviled Eggs: The great baked vs. boiled egg experiment

LBLF Deviled Eggs: The great baked vs. boiled egg experiment

Has anyone else heard about this baked “hard-boiled” egg business? Yea, baked. In an oven. I think it was on Pinterest that I first heard about this new (to me) phenomenon. Then I saw it again on the Kitch’n, which is one of my favorite […]

Beer Diary, The craft beer “Revolution” is strong in Chicago.

Beer Diary, The craft beer “Revolution” is strong in Chicago.

Is there is anything better than the combination of great friends and local beer?

Revolution Brewing

Clearly no, there is nothing better. This weekend I Mega-bussed myself up to Chicago to visit dear friends Cat and Seth who (whom?) I’ve been meaning to visit for ages. I’ve been to Chicago several times now since hubby and I have lots of family and friends there, and every time I go, I fall deeper in love with the place. I really am a city girl at heart. (more…)

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

We might need to re-name this blog, “lovebeerlovetraderjoes.” LBLTJ. Rolls right off the tongue. Nope. I have issues. When I saw the shocking chartreuse of their new item, “10 Minute Barley” I immediately put three in my cart.  I can’t help it, I get so […]

Beer Diary, There are so many delicious beers, but very little name space in my brain.

Beer Diary, There are so many delicious beers, but very little name space in my brain.

I think the part of my brain where names are stored, is missing. Or at least severely compromised. I could know someone my whole life, and suddenly completely blank on their name. Picture lots of blinking, and “uuuuh [awkward silence] uhhhhhh.” This is one of […]