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Mussels Two Ways – cheap, easy, and made with BEER!

Mussels Two Ways – cheap, easy, and made with BEER!

Don’t run away! Mussels truly are delicious, affordable, and easy to make. Over the years I developed a love hate relationship with these shiny little mollusks. Love at first, then hate after a bad experience at a restaurant, and now, back to love. The mussel […]

Make your own beer mustard.

Make your own beer mustard.

Seriously, do it. It is ridiculously easy. I’ll never buy mustard again. I heard about making this pantry staple from friends of mine the day of our Cheese and Beer Pairing get together. They let me try some of their own homemade mustard and it […]

Simple and delicious beer vinaigrette

Simple and delicious beer vinaigrette

Remember when I made beer vinegar with chef Ryan Santos?¬†Well, 8 months later it’s done and glorious. It’s actually been done for a while, like since the summer. I sort of um, forgot about it. Which, at first was the point, since it needed about […]

Summer in a glass: Radler.

Summer in a glass: Radler.

Ok. It’s many weeks into summer now and the sweating is getting a little crazy. Here is the perfect beverage to cool you off and not get you silly drunk. I discovered radler on a super hot day this summer. I was having a mid […]

How to make vinegar out of BEER {Collaboration Post}

How to make vinegar out of BEER {Collaboration Post}

As promised! The very exciting, long awaited collaboration post (part 1 of 2) featuring chef Ryan Santos. This beer vinegar business might sound a little crazy (even for me), but I swear to you it is so easy even a not-so-bright child can do it. […]