Chop To It

I’ve been really working on my knife/cutting skills and really trying to consistently cut my meats, fruits, and veggies. I found this video to be really helpful…I just thought I’d share! Do you have any tutorials, or tips for me as well? Send them my way! Cheers, L

Thoughts on a Molasses Disaster

I recently tried to bake a batch of my favorite cookies of all time, molasses cookies. These were a staple of my childhood as my grandmother almost had a fresh batch everyday when I would come home after preschool to see her. The cookies are pure comfort for me. I wanted to surprise my dad…

Blood Orange Scones 

I recently visited a great roadside stand that had a great assortment of fresh local fruits, and vegetables. I was able to score a couple of pounds of blood oranges at an excellent price. Now, what to do with them?  I scoured the internet (okay, just Pinterest) for ideas, and mostly all that came up…

Welp.

It turns out, I really love to cook. While I really enjoy it, and get enthralled at the process…I’m also terrible at remembering to take notes, and pictures. Lately, I’ve challenged myself to “ethnic” cuisines, and making dishes that I absolutely love, and that seem daunting. I recently tackled an easy indian dish. I tried…

Wow.

It’s been quite a while since my last post. A lot has changed, including myself. Over the last year, my career has advanced to working part-time for a distributor, and getting more opportunities to talk, pour, and write about craft beer. Craft beer still, and always will have a special place in my heart- but…

Beer Geek Tour at Sierra Nevada

My little sister recently turned 21, and lives up in Chico- the home to Sierra Nevada. I’m not sure if you heard of that brewery, though. For her birthday, I was able to reserve a very special tour there that includes touring almost their entire facility. I highly recommend to anyone who can schedule the…

Every Day Pairings #1- Shower Beers

I recently signed up for a website called Influenster, and have started to receive products in hopes of reviews. Truthfully, I’m still waiting for these sites to send me beer. Until then, I will gladly accept things such as Gillette’s Venus Razor to use as I’m getting ready with my shower beer. I don’t know…

Hurray for beer hauls!

I’ve been a little quiet lately, mainly because I’ve been too busy drinking all these amazing east coast & Midwest beers from K. He went home to visit family, and shipped back all these goodies for us to share. So far some major highlights have been Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, and I also…

Happy Oktoberfest!!!!

As September is closely ending, and harvest is approaching, it is the start of everyone’s favorite beer festival- Oktoberfest. Also the time to appropriately drink one of my favorite styles, the Märzen, or Oktoberfest. Although simple by some standards, this amber lager is so easy to drink without compromising too much flavor or body. A…

The Beer Blogger’s Guide to Stockton Beer Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time of year that makes me proud of the progress my infamous town has made. STOCKTON BEER WEEK! In its third year, this is slated to be the best beer week yet. The participation from restaurants has increased tremendously, and the days of events have as…

Why Dump Water on Yourself, When You Can Drink It?

Over the last couple of weeks, our social media feeds have been graced with long-lost high school friends who have dumping buckets, cups, or hoses of ice water on themselves to raise “awareness” to ALS, or Lou Gherig’s disease. Unfortunately, many people do not discuss what this disease is, or what we can do to…

Brew Free or Die IPA Beer Cheese Dip

IPA Beer Cheese Dip 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup of milk 3/4 cup of Brew Free or Die IPA (or one of your preference) 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard optional- hot sauce to taste 12 ounces of sharp cheddar, shredded (do not purchase pre-shredded cheese) I love…