Too Much Tulle And Too Much Time To Think

by A.J. Coltrane

In an effort to keep cabbage moths off of the Brussels Sprouts:

Tulle, Ultomato Cages, an EarthBox, shortened hoop house pvc, and clothespins. It’s a Frankenstein mash-up.

Even with all of that, something is still getting at the ends of the leaves that are touching the tulle — or the tulle is […]

Beer of the Week: Midnight Sun XXX Black Double IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If you want to consider Alaska as part of the Northwest, then Midnight Sun Brewing in Anchorage is definitely a brewery that should be considered one of the best in the Northwest. If you are like me and think that a brewery 1800 miles from Seattle is not really part of […]

The 2014 MLB Schedule

By Blaidd Drwg

In the ass-backwards world of the void that is the MLB schedule, you the Red Sox vs Braves games played on Monday and Tuesday at Turner Field in Atlanta. Then, for no explainable reason, the Braves and Red Sox play again Wednesday and Thursday at Fenway Park in Boston.

The schedule maker […]

Beer of the Week: NW Peaks Magic Brown

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I have come to realize that one of my guilty pleasures in beer drinking is brown ales. For years, one of my favorite beers was Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and then, for some reason, I took a very long break from drinking them. In the last couple of years, there […]

Beer of the Week: Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi Double IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If you subscribe to the national IPA championship results, generally the best IPA’s are from the Midwest, particularly the Cleveland area. Of course those results are skewed since they are basically a popularity contest held at a bar within driving distance from Cleveland and it is not a blind study, so […]

A Culinary Challenge

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Here’s the challenge: cook an omelet. Sounds easy, right?

How about having to prepare a French omelet the same way Jacques Pepin does in a video which you get to screen? Still not too bad.

How about doing it in 7 ½ minutes? Ok, getting a little tougher.

With a culinary […]

GNOIF: Sticks And Stones And GNOIF — The Recap

by A.J. Coltrane

GNOIF #13 Recap — Sticks And Stones And GNOIF (Building Themes)

Games That Got Played:  Castle Panic, Catan – Starship, Citadels, Dominion, Galaxy Trucker, Gardens of Alhambra, Magic the Gathering, Rampage, Seven Wonders.

Games That Didn’t Get Played:  Agricola, Carcassonne, Catan – Settlers, Infernal Contraption, Power Grid, Stone Age, Ticket to Ride […]

Beer of the Week: Populuxe IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

The great thing about the Populuxe IPA is that they brew it so often that you are usually drinking it really fresh and at its peak. The bad part about the Populuxe IPA is that they brew it in such small batches and it is very popular that the rarely have […]

The 1987 NFL Rushing Leaders

By Blaidd Drwg

One of the cool things about being a sports card collector is that the cards remind you of things that you have long forgotten. I recently came across a 1988 Topps Rushing Leaders card, highlighting the 1987 season. Did you know that there were only 2 running backs that ran for 1000 […]

Recommended Game — Bad Piggies

by A.J. Coltrane

Bad Piggies. If you’re not already familiar, here’s a pic:

It’s another physics-based game by the same folks that created Angry Birds. The object is to build a very silly machine and pilot it to the finish line. Crossing the finish line in one piece is optional, usually. The vehicle in […]