Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cheers for Gifts of Beer

I wanted to write my first BDN blog post days ago, but like everyone else who celebrates December holidays, and here it’s Christmas, I have been “as busy as a one-armed paper-hanger,” as my dear old Mum used to say. My husband and I hosted our blended family of 6 grown children here, and hands […]

Denied: Heady Topper Impossible to Get Outside Vermont

Yesterday, a frigid twenty-degree Sunday here in Maine, we decided to travel down to Portland to try a beer bar recommended by everyone we know who loves great craft beer. Novare Res Bier Cafe is  located in Portland’s Old Port section, one of the country’s up and coming Ten Places to Visit Before You Die (says […]

Meatballs Braised in Beer for Spaghetti

I decided today to get back to cooking with beer. With my new book on the horizon, and a partial bottle of Mean Old Tom stout in the refrigerator, I took the plunge and created this dish. It’s easy and delicious, and yes, the beer enhances the sauce, and no, it doesn’t taste like a […]