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Tropical Ale Vinaigrette

Tropical Ale Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrettes for salads are not uncommon in my house. Often I will mix a vinegar with an oil, some herbs and spice and throw it on the salad of the day and it always tastes exceptional! When my friend gave me a six pack of Dead Frog’s Tropic Vice, Tropical Fruit Ale, I decided to try it in a vinaigrette; a tropical ale vinaigrette! 

Pale Ale Grainy Beer Mustard

Pale Ale Grainy Beer Mustard

Want to make a super simple recipe that will wow your friends and family!? Make your own beer mustard! I’m actually a little annoyed at how easy this was because if I knew then what I know now, I would have been making beer mustard for a while now! Now that I have tried pale ale beer I want to make some more beer mustard but with stouts and porters or make a spicy beer mustard. But for today, I…

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IPA Simple Syrup Grapefruit Cocktail

IPA Simple Syrup Grapefruit Cocktail

I really like craft beer, in case you didn’t know that about me already! My favourite characteristic of craft beer is that the ingredients are usually hand selected, specifically picked to create a certain flavour characteristic. This end goal flavour characteristic is what brings me back to trying new craft beers all the time. One ingredient in beer is hops. Hops will give beer that bitter taste but also can add a level of citrus, floral, herbal or grassy type…

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Chestnut Ale Turkey Chili

Chestnut Ale Turkey Chili

For 2017 I am changing the way I review craft beers. What I will do is continue to enjoy craft beers and post my reviews on my Instagram feed, and then once a month I will select one beer to review for Chews and Brews, and also use it in a recipe! That way if you aren’t totally a beer drinker, you are still getting a recipe out of the weekly post from me, and if you are a beer…

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Fabulous Fall Foods

Fabulous Fall Foods

Surprise post! I hadn’t planned on posting anything until I am back from my trip to Peru (less than 20 days away now!) but I got inspired by all the other food bloggers out there posting all their fabulous fall foods! Since my last post of lime basil no churn ice cream, I have been very busy. I’ve recreated some recipes to make a couple posts better – such as the garlicky Guinness glazed chicken sandwich (soooo good!) and the…

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July Craft Beer Review

July Craft Beer Review

Summer beers are out in full force with hefeweizens and witbiers, IPAs, and now I find new sour beers everywhere. My July Craft Beer Review is shorter than my usual beer reviews. I wrote a huge review of 12 beers in the June Craft Beer Review, so I thought I would give you a little reading break! So with that being said, here is my July Craft Beer Review; a review of four very different beers. All can be enjoyed during any…

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June Craft Beer Review

June Craft Beer Review

In my May Craft Beer Review I mentioned at the end briefly that in June I was reviewing a 12 pack case of beer from Parallel 49 Brewing. They teamed up with 12 different breweries in British Columbia, and each made one unique beer, named after a rock song. This June Craft Beer review is a long one (12 different beers reviewed); so I don’t want to take any more of your time! If you’ve tried this specialty pack, let me…

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May Craft Beer Review

May Craft Beer Review

Winter is officially gone and spring has come in big with lots of warm weather meaning lots of great beer drinking weather! With winter behind us, so are the dark, heavy stouts and porters; now I find myself grabbing the lighter lagers, wit beers and IPAs. The May craft beer review is an assortment of great beers to celebrate the outdoor weather. Some are strong with loads of flavour and others are the lighter, easy drinking fare. Either way the variety I…

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