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.

Category: Restaurants

Elevation 66. El Cerrito

Posted on September 2, 2014

Our only complaint about a lot of brewpubs is that the food coming out of their kitchen doesn’t match the quality of their beer. El Cerrito’s Elevation 66 is a BIG exception to the rule and we love it.

Category: Recipes

Healthy Mixed Berry Muffins

Posted on August 31, 2014

I’ve been experimenting with Sucanat and natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. I’m not exactly ready to give up milkshakes, birthday cakes or delicious cocktails, not about to embark on a Whole30 diet, but I get it: our bodies can handle sugar only in moderation.

Category: Recipes

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz

Posted on August 26, 2014

Insofar as possible, I like to take advantage of what the earth is offering. Here in California, in midsummer, it offers blackberries. Our backyard is covered in them: nasty thorny invasive weedy Himalayan blackberries. As much as I hate the plant for its invasive tendencies and prickly nature, I cannot hate the fruit. It makes a hell of a good cocktail.