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Bosc Pear & Sweet Red Belle Pepper Poached with Cardamom & Cinnamon

3 or 4 Large, Bosc Pear, Cleaned and Cut into 1 Inch Pieces

1 Large, Sweet Red Belle Pepper

1/4 Cup, Chive, Fine Chop

1/4 Cup, Clover Honey

1/4 Cup, Sierra Nevada Side Car Orange Pale Ale, (Traditionally the rest of the Beer goes into the Cook.)

1 or 2, Dry Thai Bird Eye Pepper, Fine Crushed

2 or 3, Cinnamon Stick

1/4 Teaspoon, Cardamom

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dash of, Nutmeg


Put all ingredients into a medium heavy metal skillet

Poach and Stir on the occasion over a medium temp until the desired texture, crispness, remove

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Pork Loin Slow Cooked with Marjoram & Lime



3 1/2 to 4 1/2 Pound, Boneless Pork Loin Roast

1 Large, Yellow Onion, Course Chop

3 to 4 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Chop

2 to 3 Finger Width Sprigs of, Marjoram

1 to 2 Finger Width Sprigs of, Thyme

3 Large, Limes, Juice & Zest

3 or 4 Stalks, Celery, Course Chop

Salt & Pepper, to Taste

Nutmeg, Dash of

1/2 Bottle, Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale


Season all side of the Pork Loin Roast with Salt & Pepper to Taste, Place Pork Roast Fatty Side Up in Slow Cooker

Add all other ingredients

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Beer Tour - Live Blogged

I am at Muddy Waters in the Lyn Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis and I am doing a little mini beer tour and I am going to live blog it (edit: almost all was live blogged until battery died).


First beer is Deshutes NWPA Northwest Pale Ale:

I am not a huge pale ale fan typically but this pale is a nice surprise, it is hoppy (60 ibu) as you typically find in Pale ales but it doesn’t have the over the top, hit you in the face cascade hoppiness that other  pa’s apa’s and ipa’s tend to have.  Cascade hops is my

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Gateway Beers Part Two

If you haven’t read part one of this series, you can do so here.

Another great gateway beer is the Belgium Wit beer (White), loads of flavor, complex with subtle undertones that dance around the mouth in a whirling wash of wonderfulness. Although it has a love of flavors going on, it is not the classic beer/hoppy flavor that some people don’t like. Wit’s grain make up has a large percentage of wheat (un-malted wheat is often used) along with light malted barley. Wit beer uses a distinctive yeast strain that remains suspended in this unfiltered beer, so along

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Gateway Beers to Good Craft Beers

Some call it the nectar of the gods, others just say “give me a pint”, but some don’t like beer, especially good craft beers. What you say, how could that be? I have been drinking “good beer” for all of my adult life and a bit of my not so adult life but that is another story indeed. I just never liked the bland non beer taste of the mega breweries that was designed to please the tastes of the masses (especially the deflated tastes of post prohibition when people forgot what good beer was all about, damn you

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