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Beer and Food Pairing

The Last {CollaBREWation} Supper

The Last {CollaBREWation} Supper

It’s a bittersweet day in the LBLF world. The time has come for my dear friend and chef collaBREWator, Dan Higgins (and his lovely lady), to move to Portland, Oregon. Cue sad trombone. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Dan and can say that without […]

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

I hate to pick a favorite style of beer – BUT if I was forced to, at gun-point, saison would narrowly win. As you know, saison and I have been in a torrid love affair for some time now. I love it’s zippy carbonation, lemony […]

Crispy Cauliflower Pakora & Raita {Chef CollaBREWation #4}

Crispy Cauliflower Pakora & Raita {Chef CollaBREWation #4}

To start off our most recent collaBREWation meal (you remember, that obscenely delicious and fiery lamb curry), we started out with a heaping platter of these crispy cauliflower fritters, aka pakora. We served up these wonderfully spiced, fried pakora with tangy raita – an easy […]

Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Gruyere Pizza

Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Gruyere Pizza

Ok. I try really, really hard not to make ridiculous claims on this blog. Obviously, everything that I share with you is something I love and am excited about, but I can’t stand when food bloggers claim that something was “the best thing they’ve ever […]

Citrusy Olive Tapenade & Stout Bread {Chef CollaBREWation #2}

Citrusy Olive Tapenade & Stout Bread {Chef CollaBREWation #2}

The other night when Chef Dan and I were prepping our St. Patrick’s Day feast, we whipped up this simple, yet glorious tapenade as an appetizer. It was an unplanned, throw a bunch of stuff in a food processor kind of thing – but it […]