The Green Devil (Absinthe recipe) The Green Devil (Absinthe recipe)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Last year, we made a bunch of infused liquors as holiday gifts. The most outrageous was an unfiltered, unsweetened absinthe: The Green Devil. Recently, someone asked for the recipe – so, I decided to do a quick post: The Green Devil The base for the infusion is a strong, clear spirit. You can use vodka, […]

Fermented Pickles (and green beans, and carrots) Fermented Pickles (and green beans, and carrots)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Every fall, we make pickles and dilly beans. It’s fun, easy and saves lots of money  – if you eat pickled vegetables in the amount that my family does. Normally, we can the vegetables in a vinegar solution. Then last year, I discovered how easy it is to create true sour pickles at home… Pickles […]

Sunday Parkways Sunday Parkways

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Each year, the city closes down a number of streets opens a number of streets to walk, bike, roll, run, jump and skip – all without having to watch out for cars. It’s called Sunday Parkways! This year, the NE route went down my block: The event was set to start at noon. Unfortunatly, it started […]

Mt Olympus Mt Olympus

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Last week I met a bunch of friends to hike/climb Mt. Olympus. This is one of the least climbed peaks in northwest; simply due to it’s remote location. It was a two day hike in and another two out. Before we could even start, there was a several hour drive to drop off our cars […]

Ranger (ish) IPA Ranger (ish) IPA

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This is the third batch (in 3 weeks) to be dumped on the same yeast. First we had the Cream Ale, then an Evil Red. Ranger Recipe This awesome IPA is one of the few New Belgium beers that I really like. It is crisp and clean and very hoppy. Here is the original recipe. […]

Evil Twin (ish) Red Evil Twin (ish) Red

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Last week, we brewed up the Cream Ale and used a some yeast culture (WLP 001)  that had been sitting in my fridge for over a year. Regardless of the age, fermentation started out strong and smelled clean. So to reward these awesome yeasties, I decided to dump on another batch of beer once the […]

Dust Cover (NES) Dust Cover (NES)

Friday, November 19th, 2010

We were at the goodwill today and I spotted a strange accessory for my old school Nintendo Entertainment System. Was it a power glove? Or, perhaps an NES Advantage controller? No, it was something even more useless… an official NES Dust Cover! But hey, we’re talking a mint-condition, still-in-the-package accessory from 1990. For only $2, […]