A couple of years ago, Summit Brewing and the Minneapolis Institute of Art teamed up and made a Tudor Ale for a special event at the museum. I was lucky enough to make it to the Summit taproom while they still had some and it was delicious and fascinating! I remember thinking it was a … Continue reading Booze for History Buffs
Commentary to follow Cucumber #1 2 sprigs cilantro 2 medium slices of cucumber 2 oz mezcal (Del 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz maraschino Muddle the cilantro, cucmber, and mezcal in the bottom of a shaker glass. Add lime juice, maraschino, ice. Shake well, double strain into a glass, and garnish with a thin … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Cucumber
I think most of us who drink have a few regretful drinks in our history. Somewhere along the lines, as a younger drinker, I got the idea of mixing Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea with Malibu. It was horrifying. And secretly delicious. Shut up, it was a lot time ago. Because I secretly love that … Continue reading Peach Tea Brandy Spritzer
It's not easy being greens. We are definitely in the green days of summer - this week's CSA share was full of greens like chard and romaine and herbs like basil and parsley. I tend to think of parsley and cilantro as similar flavors, and things that are great as an accent but overpowering as … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Parsley
My bartender is out of town this week. OH NO! I love cocktails, I love thinking about and drinking cocktails. But I leave the making of cocktails up to Chris most of the time. I've certainly never tried to come up with a mostly original idea myself. I was hoping there would be a softball … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Snap Peas
I. Love. Strawberries. I think I single handedly kept the strawberry seller in business at the farmer's market by my office. Quarts and quarts! Some went into popsicles, some went into milkshakes, some went on top of ice cream, some went in my mouth. Well, you get the idea. While the market berries had shown … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Strawberries!!
STRAWBERRIES!!!! (And rhubarb, basil, spinach, kale, lettuce, and parsley) I was concerned about running low on strawberries after hitting the farmer's market today. Mostly I'm excited, because despite getting berries at the market, our arbitrary made up rules meant we couldn't feature them on the blog until they (hopefully) showed up in the CSA. Stay … Continue reading CSA Preview