Author Archives: Nathan

Pennant Ale 2.0

Pennant Ale 2.0

I know what you’re thinking; Nathan is writing the post two weeks in a row?  Is Katryn sick? Doing Nathan’s Laundry? Locked in the closet? No, no, I can assure you that she is fine.  She has just allowed me to geek out again and post our most recent home brewing adventure. Our newest brewContinue Reading

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Katryn and I visited my family in Roanoke, VA. It was a full house of parents, sisters, nephews, and amazing food! My sister, who is a chef, was taking charge in the kitchen and asked me to go grab two different kinds of hot peppers from my Dad’s garden. Being theContinue Reading

Sugared Walnuts

Sugared Walnuts

Nathan and I were at a party recently where there was an awesome spread of cheese, crackers, meats, dried fruits and nuts. I like to taste a bit of everything (and then taste Nathan’s food) but my hand hesitated before picking up what looked like plain, boring walnuts. Nathan had no such hesitation and theContinue Reading

Braised Beef Brisket with Bourbon-Peach Glaze

Braised Beef Brisket with Bourbon-Peach Glaze

I’m gonna be honest…I didn’t really know what brisket was until we started to think of what to pair with the ‘Local Species’ beer that we got at Blue Mountain Brewery in Charlottesville, VA. After some in-depth research (thank you Wikipedia!) I learned that brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lowerContinue Reading

Double Dunker Ice Cream

Double Dunker Ice Cream

Have you ever heard of Double Dunker ice cream? It is (in my humble opinion) one of the greatest culinary creations known to mankind. I first became aware of Double Dunker a couple years ago when it was a Turkey Hill limited edition flavor. Upon my first bite an eternal and unconditional love affair beganContinue Reading