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Month: April 2013

6 Months of LBLF Outtakes.

6 Months of LBLF Outtakes.

Sometimes I think that food bloggers take themselves a bit too seriously. There is actually an entire website dedicated to mocking the crazy things we say. It’s pretty hilarious, actually, you should check it out. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a 24 hour […]

What a week…

What a week…

Wow guys. What a week. Seriously, what a $(&#@!^ week. I think the satirical online newspaper, the Onion put it best, “… sorry, is all this sh*t really happening at once? Because if all this sh*t is really happening at once, multiple reports verified, then […]

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

Look what came in the mail!!!
cascade hop rhizome

Some of you are like, um, wtf is that? Hop rhizomes people!!! It is officially hop planting season. Last year was the first year we planted hops. We opted for three varieties: the very popular Cascade, Nugget, and Golding varieties, which grow back from season to season. Quite unfortunately, a very evil squirrel hijacked the entire Cascade rhizome so we bought another one, and tried again. This time we learned our lesson and installed some netting, as well as a solar powered stake that supposedly uses sonic waves to scare away animals. I’m slightly skeptical about whether this actually works, but so far, so good. (more…)

The Easter Duck and PURPLE Carrots

The Easter Duck and PURPLE Carrots

For Easter dinner I made this ridiculously delicious duck breast recipe from Food52. This from a girl who has never made any form of duck. Ever. Pretty fancy looking, right? Are you drooling? I kind of am just looking at these pictures all over again. Even though this […]

Phoenix Beer Adventures (Part 3 of 3. Finally.)

Phoenix Beer Adventures (Part 3 of 3. Finally.)

Oops! I kiiiind of forgot about this last little Beer Diary Travel Edition post. My bad. It’s not even because it was a lackluster, unmemorable experience or something. In fact, it was by far the beer highlight of our trip. For those of you who […]