Home Alone

Our good Navy friends and Home Brewing cohorts, the Johnson’s, have a small little Cockapoo named Haley. One note about Mr. Johnson: he can eat and eat and eat – it is all about quantity with this kid. He truly is a bottomless pit.

I found this picture the other day on one of my favorite blogs: This is Why You’re Fat. I cannot confirm nor deny that the pooch in question is Haley (the likeness is too uncanny) but I would not put the below creation past Mr. Johnson if he was left home alone.

You gonna share right?

You gonna share right?


June 28, 2009. Brewskies, Food, Laugh Till You Hurt. 1 comment.

Whiz Wit, Now!

I love TV. I love intelligent TV (more diatribe on that later). I love TV about food (have i mentioned I love food?). Next time you are channel surfing pause on your local PBS Channel for a quirky series by Rick Sebak: A Hot Dog Program, Sandwiches You Will Like, and an Ice Cream Show. Sebak has visited the tried and true neighborhood joints that know how to cook. Maybe your favorite joint is featured. I would so love to go on a road trip to all of these places….although I think I am going to have to walk there.

So what is the ‘Oh My God, You Have Got To Go To’ in your town?

June 25, 2009. Brewskies, Food, Knowledge is Power, Social Recruiting, Wanderlust. Leave a comment.

Just Another Manic Monday

Well boys and girls, we had a wonderful weekend and made it through Monday; it is all downhill goodness from here!

Here is the nitty gritty news from today:

Obama: Yes we can! Bribe poor countries into taking our prisoners (so this is why we get up and go to work and pay our taxes – just incase you were wondering)

Is nice yes?

Is nice yes?

Now Hiring: I love beer, you love beer, These Guys make beer and jobs too!

Good for what Ales ya!

Good for what Ales ya!

Weekend Update:

Cinnamon Rolls and Road Trips

Ok, so my cinnamon rolls did not look exactly like the original recipe , but they sure were tasty enough to pass the Hubby Seal of I Want More. Dough was made from a buttermilk biscuit recipe – savory, not sweet, which was a nice change from the usual sweet doughs and a good balance from the filling. All in all, they were easy to make and a success, and will take many more times to prefect the pretty factor.IMG_0918


Saturday Hubby and I decided to get out of town for a change of scenery, so we dropped the FoxMonster off with the grandparents, packed a cooler and headed off to Isle of Palms and Charleston. The water was warm and inviting (no swimmnig on this trip), the city as beautiful as always, the tourist as slow as always, and the food wonderful. We came away Red Sided Tourists, but it was so worth it. Check out a few of our favorite spots next time you find yourself in our part of the world.

Hunger Pains: Kickin Chicken

Yes, the Original Kickin Please!
Yes, the Original Kickin Please!


Go See: The Battery & Waterfront Park, Rainbow Row 

To Do: Harborfest June 26 -29 2009

June 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Beach, Brewskies, Food, Knowledge is Power, SC Home Growns, Wanderlust. Leave a comment.

Riddle Me This…

If limes have no seeds, then how do we get more limes?

Love a classic margarita like I do: sweet, sour, bitter, and savory? Then enjoy my Hubby’s Classic Recipe:

Makes About 4 Margaritas

Equipment Needed:

Reamer & Microplane & Pitcher & Wooden Spoon

Juice of 4 limes

200 ml Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

100 ml Cointreau

 1/2 cup Lime infused Simple Syrup (1/2 cup water & 1/2 cup sugar with the zest of 1 large lime)

Stir together, add 3 ice cubes per glass, squeeze a slice of lime over ice and rub glass rim, pour margaritas and let the fiesta ensue!


What Happened to My Inhibitions?

What Happened to My Inhibitions?

June 11, 2009. Tags: , . Brewskies, Knowledge is Power. Leave a comment.

Raise a Glass SC!

With much appreciate to my hubby for getting us into the Home Brewing scene – my beer palate has moved on from Rolling Rock (yes, those good ole college days) to actual real beers of our own concoction to Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues, and Clipper City to name a few of my favorites

Today is the first day that Fat Tire by New Belgium Brewing Co is available  (with much heavy handed lobbying between our fair Gove’ment and New Belgium Co). Fat Tire has become something that people speak of with wide eyes and joyful enthusiasm. I was unable to taste this at the first (hopefully annual) Columbia Beer Festival. So when word got to my hubby that IT was finally here, he promptly went down to Morganelli’s and picked up our first bottle – it sits patiently in the fridge, waiting for Saturday to be enjoyed

Much thanks to New Belgium Brewing Co for keeping up the good fight!

Fat Tire New Belgium

Fat Tire New Belgium

June 4, 2009. Brewskies. Leave a comment.