Category Archives: Epicurean
A number of years ago we decided in summer to try to do some fruit jam canning. I’d honestly never really heard of “freezer jam”. And if I was going to buy a piece of equipment a pressure cooker seemed … Continue reading
This is pretty funny.
My amazing amazing neighbor Paul brought us a pound of freshly gathered chanterelle mushrooms this morning. I have to say I’m a bit uncertain about eating mushrooms out of the forest, but he’s been getting educated by the Oregon Mycological … Continue reading
Today I’ve moved our fourth batch of chocolate stout into its secondary fermentation. The first batch was more of a porter. The second was solid, especially after about 10months of bottle conditioning. The third batch was excellent from the beginning, … Continue reading
I just pulled our first berry pie of the year out of the oven. Made with the last of our strawberries and the first of red raspberries, black cap raspberries and marionberries (no blueberries yet). Yum.
I moved our latest homebrew (an English Bitter for Mike & Joy’s baby shower) into its secondary fermentation this evening. It smelled and tasted good… (NOTE: that’s a short 2 second video clip..double click and it should play)
We’ve got 20gallons of beer fermenting at the moment. There’s a Czech style lager cooling in the crawlspace in its long secondary fermentation, which will end any week now. And in the image, from left to right, is our Scotch … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking for some time of rigging myself something to nestle a coffee holding vessel somewhere on my scooter. Corazzo seems to make good products (though I bought a larger fancier Italian lap blanket instead of theirs) and this … Continue reading
Make magazine’s had a lot of interesting articles on coffee related topics. We haven’t undertaken anything radical here, but have come up with a few simple things which have greatly improved the coffee experience with our middle to low end … Continue reading