EarthBox Progress – April 30, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

By request. Pics of the EarthBoxes 10 days in. (Original Post Here)

April 20:

April 30:

The lettuces in particular are really growing. Far left is the loose leaf lettuce. 2nd to the left (same box) is the romaine. I think the big romaine leaves will be ready for harvesting […]

Pizza With Basil Pesto, Goat Cheese, And Boar’s Head Calabrese Salami

by A.J. Coltrane

Last night’s pizza. 200g AP Flour, 65% hydration, 2% Salt, 3/4 tsp instant yeast, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp EVOO. 2-1/2 hour rise at room temperature. Baked on a perforated pizza pan for 10 minutes at 500F.

No need for red sauce. The basil, goat cheese, and calabrese salami were tasty […]

Road Trip Review – Volt Restaurant

By Iron Chef Leftovers

It has been a long time since I wrote a restaurant review, so one is definitely overdue.

On a recent trip back East, I got the opportunity to travel through Frederick, Maryland on the way back from the Antietam Battlefield National Monument (on a side note – if you have never […]

Beer of the Week: Populuxe Brewing Double IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I am lucky to live in Ballard – we have so many breweries popping up, all within walking distance, that this is becoming a beer nirvana in a city that is pretty close to being beer nirvana. One of the “new kids on the block” is tiny Populuxe brewing, located in […]

Bracket Of Peril Winner Is Annie S!

by A.J. Coltrane

Annie S. has won the Cheap Seat Eats Bracket Of Peril!

Annie correctly picked Louisville as the winner. The big bracket buster was Wichita State, which in retrospect maybe shouldn’t have been a shock — they lost to a very good Creighton team in their conference tournament prior to the big dance.

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March Showers Bring April Flowers*…

By Blaidd Drwg

Or do they?

Remember back a few weeks ago when I posted about the Mariners spring training stats and why you should not get excited about them. Well, 3 weeks into the season, the Mariners are 14th in the AL in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. Remember when Brandon Maurer made […]

Beer of the Week: Reuben’s Brews Cask Imperial Rye IPA

The Cask Imperial Rye on the left and its sibling, the regular Imperial Rye on the right.

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I keep all of my reviews in a notebook, which is why you see reviews for winter beers posted in the middle of spring – even posting 2 reviews a week; I have […]

Poutine in America

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I admit it, I love poutine ever since a fateful drunken late night in Montreal a number of years ago. If you want great poutine, Montreal is the place. For some reason, the Quebecois seem to all be able to make it well. In the U.S., not so much; heck, I […]

Beer of the Week: Stone Collaboration La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Another week, another Stone collaboration beer review. I should qualify this by saying that we did a horizontal tasting of all of the Stone collaboration beers I had at that point, so you should be seeing the rest of these in the coming weeks. The La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado (say […]

The First EarthBox Planting Of 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

The first planting of the year. According to the Sky Nursery gardening calendar all of these should work out.

The left side of the photo is the “front” of the “garden”.

From left to right:

Left Box: Bibb Lettuce (left), Romaine Lettuce (right)

Center Box: (left row, back to front) Parsley, […]