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<3 I am a total HOP head!! and I love everything by Laughing Dog brewery!! I am a fan of the dark IPA's because I get that amazing mouth feel and great roasted notes as well as lots of hops.


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9/2/10 02:58 PM

I love Dry Fly, a local distillery in Spokane WA (yea I live here) http://www.dryflydistilling.com/ They make an awesome smooth gin from local wheat, and juniper berries! It's a good overall gin, smooth, not to tangy and balanced.
My 2nd fav gin is Bombay Sapphire, another smooth gin.
The best gin drink in my opinion is Tom Collins :)


Best Liquors: What Is Your Favorite Gin — and Why?
8/18/10 11:29 AM

You can make a corn bread with it, the corn bread will come out less grainy and coarse though.
Makes a pretty good dumpling as well.


What Can I Do With 25 Pounds of Instant Corn Flour? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/8/10 12:33 PM

My grandmother has a tree, I like making jam with it, and you can sub them for pineapple most places too! :)


What Can I Cook With Loquats? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/24/10 03:06 PM

The shelf life of a beer can also be shortened the COLOR of the bottle as well!!
Clear, green, and blue bottles do not block all the rays from the sun as well as a brown bottle. If you get a beer that is a bit 'skunky' this is usually due to a break down of elements of the tasty brew from UV.
Best bet over all is to keep them in a dark cool area for storage.


Past Its Prime: Does Beer Ever Expire? Beer Sessions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/15/10 06:17 PM

Beets taste like dirt to me as well.
My biggest ick though is cooked peppers, specifically bell peppers. I like them raw but once they are cooked .. YUCK!!
The worst part though is I can taste them in things like spaghetti sauces and such.
Couldn't stand my moms spaghetti sauce because of this...


What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/15/10 06:00 PM

A fav around my home is to cut them into strips, and throw the strips into a pan, once they get crispy add some scrambled eggs and sometimes a little cheese is good to. Nice basic and easy to dress up.


What Can I Do With Leftover Flour Tortillas? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/3/10 04:22 PM

I never put my avacados in the fridge.. they go bad FAST there... they seem to like the counter top fine. And if they are hard I just put them in a brown bag with a banana.
Bananas also should be put in the fridge, they go brown fast.
My apples live in the pantry on a cold cement floor, and I have had them last MONTHS like that.
I keep my tomatoes in the fridge though, and the store keeps them in open bins. They seem to last longer in the fridge.
Lettuce I keep on the counter in a glass of water and let it re-grow leaves for a week or so.
Green onions I keep growing in a pot in the kitchen.
:)


Tip: How To Remember Where to Store Fruits and Veggies | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/20/10 04:50 PM

If you are in Spokane WA or Coeur d'Alene ID I recommend looking into the Rainbow Food outlets around the area. Sometime the packages aren't in English, but a bag of green marshmallows is a bag of green marshmallows :)


5 Tips for Grocery Savings at Reclaimed Freight Centers | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/12/10 04:09 PM

I have been using one of these for years. My father-in-law insists that it's the best choice as the electric ones have so much kinetic energy as to 'over roast' your beans.


A Coffee Grinder That Uses No Electricity | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/27/10 03:07 PM

Whenever I am cooking for anyone new I ask if they have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
This made my wedding interesting, a few vegans, some lactose intolerant, severe peanut allergy, tomato allergy, avacado allergy and a few wheat allergies, as well as some people that hated anything to do with mushrooms enough to throw fits...
Got the event catered by a wonderful local itlian restaurant that was able to make available items for everyone at $10each.


Vegetarian Etiquette: The Dinner Party Dilemma | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/20/10 05:07 PM

One place I worked (a fast food place actually) someone kept stealing teh pregnant girl's lunch. This problem reached managment and when the person who was doing it was found out they were fined and fired..


Stop, Thief! Strategies for Deterring Office Lunch Thieves | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/20/10 04:53 PM

Don't bother buying microwave popcorn. Use regular popcorn in a small paper bag. Sprinkle with seasonings and POP! (1/4 cup un-popped for about 5 min) until the pops are about 2-3 seconds apart.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Should We Use This Microwave?
8/18/09 03:26 PM

I would vote beer if it would let me vote!
We are home brewers so beer is our 1st choice water or wine 2nd. We both can't stand milk so never that, occasionally a stiff drink.
:)


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: If Not Wine, What Are You Drinking With Dinner?
5/14/09 01:39 PM

We had them in our pantry! Poop everywhere! We pulled out everything, anything in boxes or not 100% sealed containers was tossed/composted. Found the entry hole and filled it with expandable foam. Tried traps, got 1, tried glue, got 0, cats didn't help too much. They were living in the insulation. Finally we bought poison. Blocked off that whole section of the house from cats for 6 months. Replaced all shelving and walls, painted and scrubbed every other surface. We haven't had a problem since and it's been over 2 years.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Mice In the Kitchen! How Have You Dealt With Mice?
5/12/09 02:03 PM

FYI you can't use Ultra-Pasturized milk for cheese making!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Food Science: What's the Deal with Ultra-Pasteurization?
4/21/09 04:07 PM

I learned from my father and his father. You take your chicken wash it then sprinkle the whole exterior with season salt (peprika, salt, garlic powder, chili powder), then some Mrs Dash type stuff on the inside. Tye the legs together and place it breast down, (so that the jucies flavor the white meat) straight onto your hot bbq over a nice bead of coals. No turning nessicary if you get the temp around 300/350 and let it cook till it falls apart. The skin is super crispy and the meat is juicy and smokey.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: How Do You Roast Your Chicken?
3/24/09 01:48 PM

Sounds VERY nummy! (my hubby is a scotch freak)
If I were to name this I would go with "Power-Fale" (pronounced power- fail) probally sounds bad but then I am attracted to such things


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cocktail Recipe: Manhattan with a Twist
3/19/09 08:07 PM

Now THIS sounds yummy and nutricious!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Sumac-Dusted Oven Fries with Garlic Spread
1/7/09 02:40 PM

I introduced my anti-brussle-sprout fmaily to a new style! I shred the little cabbage heads (like cole-slaw style) and throw them in a frying pan with just enought EVOO to lightly coat the pan. Stirring constantly I add lemon juice right before I put them on the serving platter. I consider them done when they are just starting to turn bright green and I plate them immeaditaly to halt the cooking process. It was requested that I add garlic to th next batch but regardless everyone even the picky eaters loved them!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Is Your Favorite Recipe for Brussels Sprouts?
1/7/09 12:35 PM