Sausage and Kraut

I must be on a kick lately but considering we are in the fall and it is Oktoberfest time, it seems appropriate to showcase foods that fit in with the theme. (Imagine I don’t get into this kick for Thanksgiving or Christmas) This video was one of my earliest ever made. But the ideas presented…

Strangers in the Night

I am probably beating a dead horse at this point. But fall is my favorite season. The fall seasonal beers are some of my favorites. What do you do when you are at a place where you are less likely to find a good variety of beers? Sometimes you are stuck with the lesser of…

schnitzel and Spaetzl

The past few weeks have been a bit odd. My daughter’s wedding threw everything off the weekend. This past weekend was the only time I had everyone home at the same time, we needed to get the pool closed. Seems if it isn’t one thing it’s another. Eventually we come back to equilibrium and then…

It must be Fall

The start of the school year means one thing to most parents, high school football season. If you have school age children they are probably hanging out at the game because that is where everyone else is. If you are a parent of a player you are most likely at the game cause well, that’s…

Gonzo’s Brew Day

Opening day is getting that much closer. Of course with that on the horizon the amount of work at the brewery is ramping up. Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery in Kalamazoo started brewing over the past weekend. You might think that this is the easy time as they are only getting ready for opening day. But…

Preserving Tomatoes

We go through a decent amount of tomatoes over the course of the year. Makes me wonder what our sauces would be like if the Europeans held to the belief that tomatoes were poisonous. But I digress… Aside from our stand up freezer I have three fridges (2 are kegerators). This adds up to quite…

Spreading the Love

We just celebrated labor day, so fall must be around the corner. Heck, in some places it is already here. Autumn is probably my favorite season. The change in the air as we prepare for winter, the smells, the harvest, and of course apple cider. Cider like beer and wine is a big part of…

Air Drop

Every now and then I run across some really great pictures. It is even better when other people find some cool ones and send them to me. Such is the case with the couple pics I have for tonight. This first picture is from June 13,1944. When an English brewery decides to send the troops in Normandy…

Linguini with Tomato Cream Sauce

I know I am rebelling against my youth, but I have never really been a fan of heavily sauced noodles. The sauce pretty much takes over and the noodles are more a back ground piece in many of the spaghetti style meals I have eaten most of my life. Maybe you enjoy that. But it…

Session 79

Ding over at Ding’s Beer Blog hosts this month’s session. Let’s jump into his words about it and then on to my commentary. The Session, a.k.a. ‘Beer Blogging Friday’, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single…