All About Sours

If you’re at all involved in the craft beer scene, you may have noticed the growing popularity of sour beers. Personally, this variation of brewing served as an entry point to foster my own love for beer, and beer-lovers and non-beer-lovers alike seem to have an affinity for the tart tang of these brews. So…

A Weekend in Seattle

This April I finally journeyed to a destination I’ve always wanted to visit — Seattle. I met up with my Danish friend Sahra and stayed at a hostel in the city, eating my way through the long weekend. Friday: Biscuit Bitch (Belltown) On Friday morning, we set out for breakfast. I had done a little…

Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe-Joe’s

Have you ever experienced the flavor of a matcha green tea latte in a cookie? Well, that’s what you’ll get with the new Matcha Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s. If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s basically a concentrated powdered green tea. It’s gotten pretty popular among Millennials, but it’s definitely an acquired taste. You really…

What You Didn’t Know About Maple Syrup

One of my little joys in life is the magical elixir that is maple syrup. I’m not talking about Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth’s or any of that colored corn syrup; I’m talking about the real-deal straight-from-the-maple goo that makes any breakfast (or cocktail, dessert, roast) 10x better. You may wonder why maple syrup is…

Dark & (Tropical) Stormy Cocktails

I love ginger beer. It’s a little spicy, it’s tangy, it’s got great carbonation and it’s pretty refreshing. So naturally, I’m a big fan of Moscow mules. I’ve also grown to love the Dark & Stormy, a combination of ginger beer, rum and lime. When I discovered Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins Fancy (learn a bit more…

Why the Creamiest Ice Cream is Made with Nitrogen

Nitrogen ice cream. It might sound like a strange combination, and you may not think that nitrogen would help to create some of the creamiest, densest ice cream you’ve tasted, but you’d be wrong. Nitrogen ice cream is more than just a passing Instagram trend, it’s an ingenious way to create fresh ice cream to…

Pour Over Coffee Best Practices

If you frequent the ever-popular hipster coffee shops popping up all around the U.S., you may have noticed pour over coffee as a menu item. If you’re unfamiliar, pour over coffee is made using a cone-shaped sort of device that sits atop the cup or carafe, that’s fitted with a paper or metal filter. Hot…

Blueberry Almond Waffles

Weekends, or in this particular case, canceled classes, mean waffles. In college, waffles have been a saving grace for me, as they’re pretty simple and cheap to make, but offer a feeling of comfort, luxury, and overall hominess. For this recipe, I used Melissa Clark’s Easy Weekend Waffles recipe as a base to customize from….

Blood Orange Margaritas

Inspired by National Margarita Day last week (Feb. 22 in case you want to mark your calendars for next year), I decided to make use of some clearance produce at my local grocery store — blood oranges. Blood oranges are in season from December through May, so they’re a great winter citrus to brighten up…

What You Need to Know About Olive Oil

This past week, I decided to do a little research into an ingredient that I use every single day — olive oil. Why do I use it every day? Well aside from the fact that I cook every day, I generally prefer the taste of olive oil, the supposed health benefits, and as a college…