Vintage Recipes

The vintage recipes in this series I discovered in cookbooks and recipe files that my wife inherited from her mother.  We lost her mother just over a year ago.  This past Christmas her Dad came to spend the holidays with us. One of the things he brought with him was Sandra’s cookbooks and recipe files.

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Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer is an English Dark Ale from Rahr and Sons Brewing Company.  This seasonal beer released in October. The flavors of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, and caramel come forward first.  The beer finishes with notes of dark fruits.   Poured from a 12 ounce can, Winter Warmer pours deep brown, opaque.  Good carbonation leads to

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Huntsville Botanical Garden, and Butterflies in the Shadow of Rockets

The Huntsville Botantical Garden is simply amazing. As we continued our college road trip we had to stop in Huntsville Alabama to visit my mother.  One of our favorite things to do when we are in my hometown is to visit the botanical gardens.  The people responsible for creating the gardens in Huntsville have worked over

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Local Buzz from Four Corners Brewing, Part 9 of the Beers of Texas Series

The beer, if poured into a glass, has a slight, quickly dissipating white head and a wonderfully deep, copper color.   Honey flavor up front with a sharp spicy rye finish. It is a medium bodied brew, but full flavored at heart, which is a great combination. The fragrance is very much like smelling fresh rye

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