Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

  I’ve decided I don’t want or need to be a candy maker. Let me explain. A short while ago I presented at the fabulously flavorful Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival held in dreamy Vail, Colorado USA. It was the second time I’ve done so and both times have been superb due to the… Read More Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

Cooking with Guinness: Pot Pie, Caramelized Onions and a Voguish Cream Soda

Choosing our recipe items this week has been much more difficult than we thought it would be. This past year, cooking with beer has exploded and our choices are seemingly unlimited. How could we possibly just choose a few? Guinness Beef Pot Pie by Picture the Recipe.  This was our first visit to this site… Read More Cooking with Guinness: Pot Pie, Caramelized Onions and a Voguish Cream Soda

A Week of Guinness in Honor of Saint Patrick

1725 was the year a legend was born. Guinness, one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. Brewed in almost 60 countries, Guinness is available in over 100. Annual sales total 850 million litres (1.5 billion imperial or 1.8 billion US pints) For more… Read More A Week of Guinness in Honor of Saint Patrick

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