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 type of beans. Perhaps we had beans in the occasional … Continue reading Vail, Big Beers and Cooking with Beer: Grown-up Slow Cooked Pork and Beans by Ginger Johnson

All Hail The Beer-soaked Ladyfingers! by Ginger Johnson

Last weekend found me in gorgeous and snowy Vail, Colorado USA for the annual Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines festival. It’s a truly remarkable event, encompassing various educational and flavor oriented activities for guests and attendees. While it was my first time, it was WEB’s second showing, with Diane (our able Colorado Rep) having been present last year. I highly recommend this festival, travel and … Continue reading All Hail The Beer-soaked Ladyfingers! by Ginger Johnson

Here We Go…. by Ginger Johnson

…Into a “New Year”. What precisely does that mean – a “new year”?? Is it like “new and improved” – if so who is it new to and who decided (or tested) it’s improved? And what exactly is improved, and new for that matter, in the product, good or service? As we head into the full blush of January, I’d encourage you to consider a … Continue reading Here We Go…. by Ginger Johnson

The Year of Beer by Ginger Johnson

The Year Of Beer Thanks to all of you for reading Your Home beer posts. Thanks to all who share them forward. And thanks, in advance, for continuing to read and spread forward in 2014. 2014?! Where the heck did that year come from….no matter. There’s more delicious beer than ever ahead. Let me give you a few tips on expanding your beer world for … Continue reading The Year of Beer by Ginger Johnson

Black(berry) Fingernails and Fresh Beer by Ginger Johnson

Who else has berry-picking hands right now? You know, the ones you look at and see the stained outline between fingers and nail? Proudly, mine are them. As a life long canner and preserver, I love to take advantage of local ripe fruit I can pick myself from public lands. So picking we’ve been! My Fine Husband who enjoys the true fruit of the bounty … Continue reading Black(berry) Fingernails and Fresh Beer by Ginger Johnson

Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson

Beer for the Halibut, I say! And what a terrific medium it is – fresh fish – to showcase beer as complement and ingredient. Since Halibut is a rather hearty white fish it’ll absorb flavors nicely. I’d encourage you to cook down some cherries with a moderate and well balanced brown style beer like Everybody’s Brewing Hoedown Brown. The caramelization as the beer cooks will … Continue reading Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson