Monthly Archives: September 2011

Brown sugar & basil cookies with lemon glaze

Lemon and basil are tasty together, right?  Basil and sesame are complimentary, correct? And, sesame seeds and soy sauce? And….brown sugar, as far as I’m concerned, makes everything better.  So, basically, these cookies were destined to be delicious. This recipe … Continue reading

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Chocolate Matcha Shortbread Cookies

I recently came across (and fell in love with) the Pastry Studio blog (   I want to bake EVERYTHING that this pastry chef shares… all looks delicious! I adapted this recipe from the ‘Chocolate Sparklers’ recipe that appears under … Continue reading

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Honey, where’s the wort chiller?

….now that’s a sentence I would never have imagined coming out of my mouth a few weeks ago  : )   These days, however, not knowing where my wort chiller is is serious business. It didn’t take me very long to … Continue reading

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I gave the boys a bath tonight…

(the carboys, that is….). You know, a joke like that is probably not funny at all for my mom or Jeff’s mom, who both want grandchildren.  Sorry moms : (  But, I do have to say that these carboys are very … Continue reading

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Bottled and beautiful : )

Oh, what a beautiful site this was after waiting for two weeks for our beer to ferment. Here is how the bottling happened…. First of all, we cleaned and sanitized anything and everything that would come into contact with the … Continue reading

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