The Stink About The Patriots – Panthers Game

by A.J. Coltrane

Last night the Patriots lost to the Panthers, 20-24. New England had the ball on the Carolina 18 yard line. Tom Brady tried to throw a pass into the end zone as time expired. The officials threw a flag, then picked it up and declared the game over. All of the talking […]

AB’s Quick and Easy Pasta Dough

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Homemade pasta is one of those things that is insanely easy (with the right recipe) and will impress the crap out of your guests if you make it. It also comes in handy because you can make it with a few ingredients you have at home. I have made pasta completely […]

Final EarthBox 2013 Recap — The Tomatoes And Tomatillos

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

The tomatoes and tomatillos drew most of the attention whenever people would check out the garden, so it makes sense to me to save them for the last recap.

Tomatillos — 14.6 pounds.  The bees looooved these. There was one strong plant and one weaker plant. The weaker plant […]

Beer of the Week: Reuben’s Rye Saison

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I can really appreciate the complexity of a saison – on the surface it looks like it is going to be a light beer with not much going on, but once you get past the looks, you discover that you are drinking something that can have as much complexity as any […]

EarthBox 2103 Recap — The Oddballs

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

I’m saving the tomatillos and tomatoes for the last 2013 recap. As a group, the following plants could have done better had they been planted earlier. With the exception of the basil, most everything else likes cool weather. The end of April/early May was too late to get started. […]

Beer of the Week: Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Anderson Valley makes some interesting beers, many of which I definitely like. I happened to be out at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle and saw Hop Ottin’ on tap and, never having had it before, I felt compelled to try it.

From the Anderson Valley website:

Hops.  They are the […]

Happiness Is A Healthy Quarterback

by A.J. Coltrane

I’m currently in an office pool where a buddy and I each picked four NFL teams to start the year. Success is (basically) based upon total team wins. I wound up with the Buccaneers and Titans (and the Ravens and the 49ers). The Bucs are now 1-8. The Titans are 4-5. I’m […]

Is Coke It?

By Iron Chef Leftovers

An interesting article from Bloomberg about how “Mexican” Coca-cola isn’t all that Mexican.

The best part here:

But when Francisco Garza Egloff, chief executive of Arca Continental (AC*:MM), Coca-Cola’s Mexican bottler, let slip in an earnings call two weeks ago that the company is considering using more corn syrup to cut […]

Beer of the Week: NW Peaks Lichtenberg Dunkelweiss

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Dunkelweiss is a style that you just don’t see too often in Seattle, so it was a nice surprise when NW peaks decided to brew one as part of their Mountainbeers series.

From the NW Peaks Website:

The name. The mountain. Lichtenberg mountain is situated just off of the PCT overlooking […]

Brew Dog in Australia

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Maybe I should just sell my remaining stash of Sink the Bismark and Tactical Nuclear Penguin. They did only cost me about $75 per bottle…

BrewDog Beers Commanding Stupid Money in Oz (Sydney, Australia) – Although hardly a phenomenon unique to Australia, BrewDog beers are commanding big bucks “down under.” The […]