House of Cheese

I make it a habit to check the new release books in my local library on a regular basis. Sometimes you can find something you did not expect to find. As luck would have it, recently I found the Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese book. Di Bruno Bros. is an artisan cheese shop in…

Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Update

During the course of a strange day yesterday, I did get some pics of the work in progress that is Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery. This place is growing by leaps and bounds right now. Gonzo mentioned that they should be getting the brew system within the next couple weeks. I will have more shots when…

Puff Pastry with Rhubarb

This was a week of abundance. We went out to my wife’s uncle’s farm for some family matters and came home with a couple pounds of strawberries, a shopping bag filled with rhubarb, and a couple pounds of asparagus. The hardest part of getting large quantities of any kind of fruits or veggies is the…

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down

I have been writing this blog, for what feels like forever. Sure it is new to WordPress, but it spent the majority of its life on Blogger. See, me and Blogger we go way back. Probably over 500 posts back. That’s quite a bit of writing. Granted the first few years were little to nothing,…

HIstory of Beer in America

Too often we forget that there was a history of beer before the craftbeer movement took off. Crazy as it sounds, the US actually did have beer long before the late 70s. In 2007 Bill Yenne published the book The History of Beer in America. This book is a coffee table book that is meant…

Sake (an update)

It seems forever since we have talked about this. The sake is should finally be done. During the time of its birth quite a bit has happened. One of the big time events being the birth of my grand daughter. It seems that lagering the sake in one of my kegerators has worked in my…

Puff Pastry with Peaches

You want something with a WOW! factor. You have to take some time and make your own puff pastry. It isn’t as hard as you might think. Like many items in the kitchen the hardest part of making your own is finding a little extra time to make something fancy. Puff pastry is great because…

Session 76 Compulsion

This month the Session is hosted by `Glen Humphries from Beer is your Friend. The subject of this month’s Session is Compulsion. What’s this? It’s called The Sessions. It’s also called Beer Blogging Friday. In my head it’s also called ‘‘an excuse for me to crap on and think I’m being entertaining’’. What happens is…

Calories Vs. Content

I love a good conspiracy. So as it happened today when I was seeing some articles about alcohol nutrition labeling I had to check it out. Granted I think this is a good idea. We as consumers have a right to know what chemical cocktail is in the products we are consuming. But when it…

Felaveri (Hot Chili Bread)

When I was in culinary school one of the basic classes was referred to our carb crash. This was the basic baking and pastries class. Half of the class was devoted to breads. The class started around 6 or so and would finish around noon or 1. Lunch was always something bread related. Felaveri was…