Tips

Persnickety Persimmon

My first experience with a persimmon that I received in my box was not pleasant. I was anxious to try this exotic little wonder and when I pressed on the flesh, it seemed to give a little. I double checked my sources, and found that one can eat them fresh picked or ripened for a…

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

I like to approach every thing I do with a little bit of Clint Eastwood swagger, that fearless, take the bull by the horns type attitude. Don’t forget who is in charge here – not the veggies! So when nature’s bounty starts to overrun your refrigerator, take stock! I also don’t like to waste anything,…

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Juice it UP!

I have to credit my son’s girlfriend, Hannah, with getting me fired up about juicing again! Why oh why did I drop this healthy habit? I think it was a variety of reasons – none of them credible. With all of the raw foods I have been adding to my diet – this seems to…

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March – Food and Beer Pairing

(Frisee, Avocado, Grapefuit) Beer: Ruthless Rye IPA (6.6%) Brewery: Sierra Nevada Style: American IPA Serving: Pint Glass or Mug @ 45°- 50° General American IPA Style Description: Aroma: Think citrus (grapefruit), resinous pine, or even tropical fruit. There may be a slight sweetness present from the malt but the hop aromas will most likely cover…

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December 2nd – Food and Beer Pairing

(Sugar Baby Pumpkin) Beer: Old Fezziwig Ale (5.9%) Brewery: Sam Adams (found in the winter variety 12 pack) Style: Winter Warmer Serving: Pint Glass 45°- 50° or Beer: Wassail (9%) Brewery: Full Sail Style: Winter Warmer Serving: Pint Glass 45°- 50° General description and suggestion: Winter warmers are meant to do just that, warm you…

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November 8th – Food and Beer Pairing

(Artichokes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Leeks, Bell Peppers, Lemon, Green Butter Lettuce) Beer: White Ale (4.5%) Brewery: Telegraph Style: Belgian Witbier Serving: Tulip 45°-50° General description and suggestion:  Witbiers are one of the oldest beer styles in Europe, nearly 500 years old.  This style would have became another casualty of the lite pale lager invasion if not for…

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November 1st – Food and Beer Pairing

(Sugar Baby Pumpkin) Beer: Weizenbock (7.9%) Brewery: Scuttlebutt Brewing Company Style: Weizenbock Serving: Weizen Glass @ 45°-50° General description and suggestion: Weizenbocks are BIG wheat beers, meaning they are BIG in taste and BIG in alcohol, usually 7% – 10%. These dark beers are quite complex in aroma and taste, as well. The aromas in…

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