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Category: beverages

  • Goal Crushed: Made 60+ New Foods/Drinks in 2020

    Given that cooking was a common pandemic activity, I completely crushed my goal of making 20 foods or drinks that I had never made before. Instead of just 20, I made 62 new foods/drinks this year! Because of this, this blog post is ridiculously long (I’ve been working on it for a week!). You may […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 14 – Hot Buttered Rum

    I made another new thing that I’ve never made before: hot buttered rum. It’s pretty easy – you muddle together butter and spices, then add rum and hot water. It just tastes like warm spiced rum, with a bit of creaminess from the butter. It’s good, but I’d prefer just having some eggnog with rum, […]

  • Another Beer Company

    Another Beer Company opened up in New West this week. Like, that’s the name of the company. You see, we had one beer company in New West before this – the amazing Steel & Oak – and now we have another beer company. This company has been in the works for quite some time, as […]

  • All the rest of the new foods that I made this year

    I’m back dating this posting to yesterday because I had it mostly written but didn’t quite get around to finishing it before I had to leave for a New Year’s Eve party last night. When I last wrote about the new foods I made this year as part of my goal to make 18 food […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Scotch Edition

    I remember the first time I tried scotch like I were yesterday. I was with some of my nerdy science friends, one of whom worked in a lab where the lounge has an amazing view of the False Creek. So a group of us went there to enjoy the view and drink some scotch. And […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year Aeropress Coffee Making Edition

    While I was getting my place painted, Scott and I stayed at his place. But Scott didn’t have a coffee maker – he only had an Aeropress. And thus I had to learn how to use it! It was actually pretty simple, but hey, it’s a new thing I learned this year, so it totally […]

  • The Etiquette of Bus Wine

    So I was on the bus on the way home from work yesterday and two men got on the bus, sat down a few seats away from where I was sitting, and then one of them took a bottle of wine out of his bag, opened it up and took a swig right out of […]

  • Sunshine Coast

    So we didn’t actually die in that cabin in the woods, as naming my blog post after a horror movie might have led one to believe. As per usual, life has been busy and here it is 23 days after our trip and I’m finally blogging about it. Usually when I go on a trip, […]

  • Five New Foods, Two Books, and One Hell of a Deadlift

    After last year’s pathetic display of accomplishing so few of my goals, I’ve decided to come out of the 2018 gate strong. In fact, I’ve already made 5 new foods/beverages that I’ve never made before (of my goal to make 18 new things year), finished 2 books (of my goal of 18), and deadlifted my […]

  • My New Bar Cart

    Because of the state of the world, I decided I needed a bar cart. Ok, that’s not actually true. I actually decided I needed a bar cart because my friend Amy has an awesome bar cart and I was super jealous and also because I was sick of storing my booze in a broom closet. […]