Booze for History Buffs

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

Drinking the Bounty: Cucumber

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

Drinking the Bounty: Parsley

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

Drinking the Bounty: Snap Peas

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

Drinking the Bounty: Strawberries!!

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!!

CSA Preview

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