September
9
2009

A Really Cool Contest

Chance of a lifetime
To learn the art of brewing
In a magic land

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The Oregon Tourism Commission is offering a chance to win an Oregon Bounty internship at Full Sail Brewery. Send in a 2 minute video and 140 character written explanation of why you deserve to win. Prize includes airfare, lodging, a week long internship and $1,000 cash. There are six other fantasy food/drink internships available as well. Enter all seven contests.

Thing of the day: The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane

August
31
2009

Bacon Lattice

Any recipe
That includes “bacon lattice”
Has got to be good

Written by Captain Hops.

References: How’s this for some fun: Raspberry Chipotle Marinated Spiral Stuffed Pork Loin with a Bacon Lattice. You bring the beer, I will build the bacon lattice. Mmmm… bacon lattice…

Speaking of bacon and beer. Clipper City is throwing their Beer and Bacon Festival in a couple of weeks. If you are in the Baltimore area, you should see if there are any tickets left.

Thing of the day: How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques

August
29
2009

Perfect

Butcher and brewer
Make ESB sausages
Perfect with mashed spuds

Written by Rupert Morrish.

Author’s note: My local butcher makes these excellent Bitter & Twisted sausages for Galbraiths.

Editor’s note: Mmmmm… ESB Sausages… Drool…

Thing of the day: Home Sausage Making : How-To Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home

August
25
2009

Happy Anniversary

Pliny the Elder
And succulent halibut
A celebration

Pliny the Elder

Photo and haiku by Captain Hops.

References: I was at Henry’s Tavern for my 10th Anniversary last week and finally got to taste Pliny the Elder. It was very nice. I also tried Damnation that night and it was also very good. (Please do not think that last choice was any kind of a reflection on my anniversary.)

Thing of the day: Natural History: A Selection (Penguin Classics)

August
11
2009

To Do List

As ribs cook slowly
The only thing left for me
Is to drink this beer

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Maybe some day I will give up the secret to my famous dry rub. Maybe.

Thing of the day: Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs

July
10
2009

That’s Good Eatin’

She brought me a beer
and a Maryland crab cake
the size of my face

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Maryland

SFM