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Croissants for Christmas Morning

Probably one of my favorite things in the world is a properly made croissant. For me, it needs to be made with butter, not margarine or some other butter substitute. Only real sweet cream butter brings the proper flavor to the finished treat. Notice that this project is going to take more than one post.…

Winter Traditions

I grew up thinking I knew what Wassailing was. That is such a strange word. What exactly is a wassal and why would you want to wassail it? Ya, to explain it to the young we were always told that we were going caroling. For most of us it would end there, an old antiquated…

Just in time for Christmas Morning: Scones

Here it is, I don’t do too much concerning the holidays. Just not something I do really. Sure we have our own family traditions but I don’t always think to put them up here for the world to see. Sometimes I do some things that surprise me. Well, when it comes to Christmas morning, we…

Beer Money

Today is the first Friday of the month, which means it is time for the monthly Session. For Session 82 Steve Lamond from Beers I’ve Known poses something a little different. The subject this month is the beer yarn. Tell a tale relating to beer in someway. Maybe an anecdote or a fun beer adventure…

Where were you on Repeal Day?

You may not be aware of this, but December 5th is the official date in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed in the United States. The law was a weird one where by federal rule, booze was legal again. But the states have jurisdiction over how alcohol is handled within their boundaries. This has led to…

It Ain’t Over Yet

Yep, it’s true. Thanksgiving hasn’t given up on us yet. Granted this is the last of the turkey for us this holiday. At my mothers it is traditional to turn the turkey into turkey and dumpling soup. Well, I had the bones this year so instead of making stock to freeze for later I used…

Holidays

Taking a short break for the holidays. We shall return next week on our normally scheduled days. In the meantime, if you be the sort to enjoy a trip to a crowded bar, enjoy the busiest bar night of the year. May you find solace for your hangover with turkey tomorrow.