Month: October 2011

4 best slow cooker cookbooks

Slow cooker recipes, no can opener required I love cookbooks, and I love my slow cooker. Naturally, the two loves must converge in a torrid, hot, wet embrace of long, slow cooking and thrilling recipes. Naturally. Trouble is, it’s devil bloody hard to find slow cooker cookbooks that aren’t 50% congealed-cream-of-sodium to 4 parts add-this-mix. … Read More

Oakshire Brewing releasing Hellshire II Nov. 12

Hellshire II: Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon, will release its second barrel-aged beer in their Hellshire series. Hellshire II will be available in Oakshire’s newly remodeled tasting room. Sales of this limited-release beer begin at noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, and will end at 4 p.m. Hellshire … Read More

Amazing single malt Scotch whisky: Bruichladdich

“Home of the finest Islay malt whisky” I’m generally a beer man, but there are times where something stronger is needed. Some years back at a party, I was introduced to a whisky that has become my favorite. The clean, complex flavors of Bruichladdich have captivated me ever since. The distillery On the remote Atlantic … Read More

Eugene beer events at new 16 Tons Supreme Bean Cafe

October Eugene craft beer Hankering for an autumnal beer? Eugene’s own 16 Tons has a slew of craft beer events planned for October, at their new South Eugene location. Eugene beer events Oct. 13, A Night of New Belgium: Several rare beers from New Belgium Brewing will be on tap including KICK, an Oak-Aged Sour … Read More

Let there be bread, cheese and home-dried tomatoes

Some of life’s dearest pleasures are its simplest, and few pleasures are simpler or dearer than bread and cheese. My wife and I love bread-and-cheese nights, as we call them. Though they’re often more than that. A filling, nutritious, pleasurable meal needs little more than any combination of the following: Bread and/or crackers Sliced or … Read More

Oakshire beer now Oregon-wide

“We’ll be able to completely cover the state of Oregon” Oakshire Brewing has announced new distribution agreements that will increase the availability of Oakshire beer throughout the state of Oregon. From October 1, 2011, Maletis Beverage of Portland, OR, will distribute Oakshire beer in the Greater Portland/Salem area. The Odom Corporation of Bellevue, WA, will … Read More

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