Container Garden Update — June 21, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous 2014 post here. June 23, 2013 post here for comparison.

Cucumbers in the foreground. Tomatillos in the middle. Zucchini in the big trellis:

A closeup of the zucchini. It’s a little less than 6 feet tall:


Beer of the Week: Naked City Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Back in the day when they first started, Naked City was really known for Belgian style beers. Over the past few years, they have really expanded both their beer lineup and brewery, so now when you head into their taproom/restaurant, you are faced with a large, something for everyone beer list. […]

Ultomato Stakes And The EarthBox — Getting It To Fit

by A.J. Coltrane

In 2013 we used Ultomato stakes in many of the EarthBoxes. One of the early hodge-podge attempts is shown on June 3 of last year, here. We had a couple of boxes where the stakes wound up branching out in many directions, and to some degree it was a struggle to get […]

Oh, Cey, Can You See?

By Blaidd Drwg

This would have been even funnier if the occasional occurring penguin characters showed up in this strip. From Pearls Before Swine, April 6th.

Beer of the Week: NW Peaks Single Hop IPA with Crystal

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Keeping with a theme of single hop IPA’s, NW Peaks released one also recently, this one done with Crystal hops. It was a new beer for the crew down at NW Peaks and an IPA, so it was definitely on my must try list.

The beer pours hazy pale yellow in […]

Beer of the Week: Stoup Brewing Citra IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I am back to bouncing all over my beer notes because every once in a while, I have a beer that is on tap at a local brewery and worth seeking out. I love IPA’s and I love single hop IPA’s even more because they really showcase the hop and its […]

Drinking Cheap Coffee

By Iron Chef Leftovers

What happens when a coffee expert drinks cheap coffee in a blind tasting? Well, you get some interesting reactions. There are a couple surprises in here, so I am not posting any spoilers. From Buzzfeed:

Beer of the Week: Populuxe Amber

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A long time ago, back when Populuxe first opened, there was an Amber on tap. It then disappeared for a while, only to recently resurface recently on their tap list, thanks to their ever rotating number of beers. That definitely meant I was trying it despite it just being up on […]

The 2014 World Cup Group of Death

By Blaidd Drwg

Much has been written about the U.S. being in the “group of death” in the upcoming World Cup, but I happened to be reading a WC preview and realized that it isn’t so much a group of death as the U.S is in a group with two good teams and two middle […]

Beer of the Week: Big Time Whiny the Complainer

By Iron Chef Leftovers

One of the beers that I usually wait for every year is Big Time Brewing’s Imperial IPA, Whiny the Complainer (take a guess what that it a play on words referring to). They were one of the first Seattle breweries to put out a Pliny clone and it usually sells out […]