It’s Chocolate Season!

Okay, just like beer, every season can be chocolate season. I have chocolate on the brain though since I regularly visit Dagoba Organic Chocolate (they’re based in the town I live in, which helps). And if I’m thinking about something, that usually means I’m cooking with it. And indeed I have been cooking with chocolate. … Continue reading It’s Chocolate Season!

Spring Greens by Ginger Johnson

The Growers and Farmers market across the country, and globe for that matter, are magical places. The people bustling around, the vendors answering questions and selling goods, the locations usually packed with folks. I love it all. And I’ve liked these markets from the first time I went. It was a very large outdoor farmers … Continue reading Spring Greens by Ginger Johnson

Cheers to Cassoulet, I say! by Ginger Johnson

Cassoulet. Pronounce it “cass-oh-lay” and let it roll off your tongue. It’s a fun word to say and in my world if a word is fun, particularly in reference to food, I want to explore it further. In the case of cassoulet, I’m going to venture forth and start making them. Oh sure, as a … Continue reading Cheers to Cassoulet, I say! by Ginger Johnson

Vail, Big Beers and Cooking with Beer: Grown-up Slow Cooked Pork and Beans by Ginger Johnson

If you read last week’s beer column, you know we shared a delicious recipe that I made at the Vail, Colorado based Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival. We’ll keep the mouth watering going today! I grew up with lots of green beans, both fresh and canned, yet not a whole lot of the other … Continue reading Vail, Big Beers and Cooking with Beer: Grown-up Slow Cooked Pork and Beans by Ginger Johnson