Category: Recipes

Homemade Pasta with Fresh Basil

Posted on October 12, 2014

I realized I’d never had fresh, homemade pasta, other than in a restaurant or from a store, which doesn’t count as homemade in my mind. Not owning a pasta roller and having no real interest in buying one, I set off to make my first fresh pasta using a rolling pin. How hard could it be?

Category: Musings

Tipping Well For Bad Service

Posted on October 8, 2014

Recently we dined at a restaurant we’ve been meaning to try for awhile and most everything about the experience was awful. We won’t be naming names, but it did spark an interesting conversation between Molly and I over how tipping should go after you’ve had an across-the-board disaster.

Category: Recipes

Napa Cabbage Asian Chicken Salad

Posted on October 5, 2014

As we’ve mentioned previously, we’re big fans of Rustic Bakery’s lattés, pastries, and lunches. For awhile there when we first discovered Rustic’s Asian Chicken Salad, we were so addicted we wanted to have it multiple times a week. There were many reasons why this just wasn’t the wisest move, so we attempted our own version.

Category: Recipes

Authentic Crème Fraîche

Posted on September 14, 2014

There’s a bunch of shortcut recipes for crème fraîche floating around out there. Our version still ain’t exactly the appellation d’origine contrôlée crème fraîche from Normandy, but the flavor is a bit closer to the real deal.

Category: Beer

2014 Beer Bloggers Conference

Posted on September 7, 2014

It’d be impossible to pick even ten favorites. It’d be hard to pick ten of a single beer style even. I think we probably had 3 dozen IPAs alone. What we decided to do instead was pick a few that’ve been stuck in our heads since the conference. The first of which we’ve already sourced, purchased, and enjoyed again.