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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 hiatus was officially lifted this October while visiting friends in Seattle. They whipped up a simple batch of mussels served with crusty bread that were so fresh and delicious it completely changed my tune. I learned then what I didn’t know during the hate phase: mussels are ridiculously easy to make at home and they are cheap! Add some beer and you have, perhaps, the perfect meal. Continue reading Mussels Two Ways – cheap, easy, and made with BEER!

Pairing beer and CHEESE

For those of you who think that wine is the ultimate beverage to pair with cheese, think again.

I’m not hating on wine. I LOVE wine, but beer has an equally deserving place at the side of your favorite cheeses.

Cheese for me is heaven. It satisfies my love for everything savory. I would seriously take a big hunk of cheese over dessert any day. Weird, I know. I recently read Cheese & Beer by Janet Fletcher – the perfect intro level book for beer and cheese pairing, which inspired me to write this post. If you’re really interested in the topic, I would highly recommend it – great pictures and fantastic, straight forward advice.

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