Highland Gaelic Ale

Gaelic Ale from the Highland Brewing company in Asheville, NC has a beer with a malty and toasty aroma ,  there is no citrus to it at all.  The ale is a copper color (14-17 SRM), not cloudy.  the carbonation produces a firm head with small bubbles that dissipates quickly.  This is a medium body ale, not to heave in

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Red Banshee Ale

This is a dark brown (22-30 SRM) with a firm head of medium bubbles.  the foam of the head is a rich tan color and last for a while. Red Banshee has a spicy and floral aroma, which leads to a slightly sweet taste with hints of malt.  There is a clean after taste that

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Chocolate Stout

This is a black stout (SRM 43) with a dark tan foam head with medium bubbles that disappears quickly. There is just a hint of the chocolate in the aroma it is a very subtle but it is there. No hint of bitterness in the aroma at all. For taste, there is a subtle hoppy

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Book Review : “Flavors of Belize, the Cookbook”

This is a reprint of a review I wrote for amateurtraveler.com.   Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook” presents over 120 recipes spanning the cultures of Belize.  From British to Lebanese to Garifunn, they are all here.  Some of Belize’s most renowned chefs and cooks submitted recipes to this project.  These folks range from the classically

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Curent Impressions of Delta Airlines

I have recently flown Delta on a couple of international and domestic flights and thought I would share some of my current  thoughts about the airline.  these last 6 flight have been the first on Delta in many years.  I was impressed by the first flight, even though it was full and only between Raleigh,

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Thoughts on Gluten

Several years ago when our youngest son was first diagnosed with autism, we read all the ideas people had about what causes it and how to cure it. So we started going gluten free. The gluten free products available five years ago were, well just plain bad. Fast forward to today as we are working

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