Pairing Beer with Food

Pairing Beer with Food

When you’re drinking an afternoon IPA, it’s always nice to have a little something to nibble on. With leftover rib meat, we made a spicy pork flatbread with all the fixin’s. Before I give you the scoop on the flatbread itself, let’s focus on what flavours work well with various beers. That way, you can switch up your afternoon snacks depending on the beer you crack.

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Pulled Pork and Rapini Eggs Benny

Pulled Pork and Rapini Eggs Benedict

On the weekends, we tend to go all out. Friday night we cooked pork shoulder for five hours, just to make poutine. With the leftovers, it was all about breakfast the following morning. We piled up an English muffin with pulled pork, sauteed mushrooms and rapini, a perfectly poached egg, and some golden hollandaise goodness.  Kickstart your Saturday or Sunday with a Benny-inspired brunch.

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Craft Beer Revolution

The Craft Beer Revolution Is Something Special

Craft breweries have been popping up all over the globe and they’re building a large community with them. Never before have we had access to so many unique and independently crafted beers. People are now seeking good tasting, well-crafted brews instead of mass produced piss. We attended a beer festival this past weekend and it was exciting to see so many enthusiastic beer drinkers, supporting local brewers. If you dig craft beer, jump aboard this tasty revolution.

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Sunny Sunday Cocktail

Sunny Sunday Layered Cocktail

This past weekend, Ste and I decided that it was time to have a Sunday roast, Yorkshire puddings and all. While barbecuing the meat, the sun was blazin’. Sunday is, of course, F-U-N-D-A-Y. To keep the spirit of a sunny Sunday alive, we decided to make a layered cocktail or two. Nothing like a little rum to kickstart a Sunday roast.

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Pickled red onion

Simple Pickled Red Onions

Sometimes you want a little something different to put on your sandwich which is exactly what you’ll get from pickled red onions. It’s said that people have been pickling their harvest for thousands of years. Back then, it was a matter of necessity. Today, we still pickle to preserve, however, we have a little more freedom to play around and have fun with it. To add that extra oomph to a dish, make a jar of these quick-pickled beauties.

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Fresh Mint and Blueberry Lemonade

Carbonated Mint and Blueberry Lemonade

I hate to be one of those complainers. You know, the people who complain when it’s too cold but then once it’s warm, they complain that it’s too hot. Nobody likes a complainer. When life gives you lemons, aka days where you feel as if you’re about to melt, make lemonade! Mint and blueberry lemonade to be exact. This homestyle lemonade is perfect for a hot summer’s day.

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Backyard picnic

Bored Midweek? Have a Backyard Picnic

Although a Wednesday is not a Friday,  there’s no need for it to pass by without some enjoyment. If you want to have a little midweek fun with your sweetie or a pal, then crack a beer or two, make a nibbles platter, and play some cards in the sun. That’s what we call backyard picnic fun.

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Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Sawdust City Brewing Co.

For anybody who enjoys good beer and the Muskoka region, you have to plan a day to the Sawdust City Brewery. Steve and I are always trying new beers so it’s only natural that we came across Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA one day. Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA exceeded our expectations which is how we ended up at this quaint brewery with the best cottage-like vibes.

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Sloppy Joes with Fresh Side Salad

Sloppy Joes with Fresh Side Salad

The other day, I randomly got a hankering for sloppy joes. Neither Steve or I could remember the last time we had one, it’s literally been years. To contrast this beastly sandwich, we decided to make a fresh and simple side salad. Roll up your sleeves, this may get messy.

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