Category Archives: Beer & Meat

Food & Wine Thursdays: Chicken with Walnuts and Raisins

A belated F&WT. My apologies. I’ve been cooking a lot of chicken recently. Fresh & Easy has an excellent and reasonably priced free-range, vegetarian fed chicken available that I’ve been working with with excellent results. This recipe, inspired and adapted … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Carnitas

I think I’ve done it! I think I’ve perfected a carnitas recipe. Here it is, for your enjoyment. What you’ll need: Pork butt (actually the shoulder), 4-5 pounds Diced onion (one large or two small) 2-3 diced jalapenos 3-4 cloves … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Whole Roasted Chicken

As a part of my current kick to save money by removing a step or two of the middle man process in my cooking (I’ve been having a great time cooking dried instead of canned beans, for instance), I’ve started … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Turkey Chili

I’m writing this post on an iPhone in the passenger seat of a Kia Soul barreling up I-5, so please forgive any typos and run-on sentences. Last night I made turkey chili and had some friends over. It was a … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: An Encomium of Meatloaf

“Meatloaf is a powerful master and achieves the most divine feats with the smallest and least evident body. It can stop fear, relieve pain, create joy, and increase pity.”                       … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Guilty Pleasures

Look, I try to eat and drink well (if not always healthfully) whenever I can, but there are times when certain fast food, cheap drinks, and situational indulgences are simply unavoidable and, in most cases, more than pleasurable. El Pollo … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Another Beer Rant

I love beer. Despite my personal and professional obsession with wine, beer is often a more honest and satisfying beverage. It’s like Jay-Z said: “Got a project chick, that plays her part / And if it goes down y’all that’s … Continue reading

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