Welcome to Chews and Brews!! And thank-you for visiting! My name is Cassandrea; that’s “Cass” + “Andrea”. I feel I have to explain this because my name is mispronounced so often. I am writing from Alberta, Canada!
Chews and Brews is a food and craft beer blog that allows readers a seat at my kitchen table! You will be able to find a collection of my recipes and craft beer reviews. I also dabble in cocktail creations. Also, sometimes I will go on a special trip and share my foodie and craft beer experiences of that trip – like when I went to New Orleans!
I love using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch with as few processed ingredients as possible. I also love trying to use beer in recipes, or finding that perfect beer to pair with my dish. I do work a full time day job as an Administrative Assistant, so a lot of my recipes are quick and easy; perfect for busy weeknights. And because I love cooking and experimenting with food so much, some recipes will be a little more complex and include different ingredients.
I also love grilling and smoking meat with my husband so you will notice an entire section on outdoor cooking alone! I have a passion for nutrition and try to incorporate nutritious ingredients into all of my recipes; but I am also human and love salt and fat! So there will always be room for the savoury, cheesy, rich types of dishes here!
When I am not cooking or drinking, you can find me hiking or camping in the Rocky Mountains with my husband and four legged, fury kid named Bob. I love animals and along with our dog Bob, we also have a spunky cat named Sam.
Also about me: I may have a healthy addiction to cookbooks and spices. If I enter either type of store, I seriously cannot leave empty handed! Then there is craft beer. I cannot leave a liquor store without trying a new brew.
I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it! Feel free to leave me a comment, suggestion or ask me a question! I will respond to everyone! Cheers!