If it feels good, eat it.

Brussel sprouts are the best vegetable.  With onion, garlic, honey, and pepper.
I’ve been gone for like two months because of reasons.  I’ve been generating content, but just haven’t had the time or energy to post it.  Look forward to semiregular updates, at least for a little bit.

Brussel sprouts are the best vegetable.  With onion, garlic, honey, and pepper.

I’ve been gone for like two months because of reasons.  I’ve been generating content, but just haven’t had the time or energy to post it.  Look forward to semiregular updates, at least for a little bit.

dapperhomebrew:

End of the week means homebrews, popcorn, and a binge on Orange is the New Black season 2.

Check out my homebrewing blog at Dapper Homebrew.

Plants plants plants.  Lookit ‘em go!

Plants plants plants.  Lookit ‘em go!

Feta-mole spread:

  • Flesh of 4 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon (try to keep the seeds out)
  • 8oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped from both ends
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Destroy all ingredients with a potato masher or food processor.  The spread is good on everything, including a sandwich with balsamic-glazed blackened red peppers and cracked sea salt and peppercorns.  To preserved avocado in the refrigerator, press plastic wrap onto the top of the spread as shown.

I also make so much beer!  Read about my homebrewing adventures at dapper homebrew.

Dapper Bachelor Cooking turned 1 today!

Awwwww sheeeeit!  I’ve been posting original pictures on the internet on a semi-regular basis for and entire year.  To celebrate this momentous occasion of my high-brow cooking blog, I bring you a photo of tonight’s feast: cold pizza eaten out of the box served with Souvignon Blanc.

Jello Shots made with fish gelatin.  They were not very good, but hey they had booze in them.  I’m hesitant to even try to refine the recipe.

Jello Shots made with fish gelatin.  They were not very good, but hey they had booze in them.  I’m hesitant to even try to refine the recipe.

Went to a potluck yesterday and brought tasty homemade lemonade (and bourbon).  I feel like squeezing some lemons and dissolving sugar in water isn’t terribly special, but it disappeared quickly, so I guess it was tasty.  Maryland is technically a southern state and everyone here likes very sweet lemonade and tea, but I make mine on the tart side and offer liquid turbinado sugar so everyone is happy.  Recipe is very complicated:
Dissolve 3/4cup of table sugar in 1cup of water on the stove.  Alternatively, if you have a large pyrex measuring cup, you can boil the water in the microwave or electric kettle, add the sugar, and stir.
Juice 4-5 lemons for 1 cup of juice.  If you roll the lemons firmly between your hand and a stiff counter and cut them from pointy-end-to-point-end rather than around the equator, you can get more juice per lemon.
Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and 4 cups of cold water in a pitcher.  Add 2-4 sliced lemons to the pitcher for garnish.  This is also a visual indicator to the partygoers what the unknown liquid in the pitcher is.
Refrigerate 40 minutes or until cold.
Serve with liquid turbinado sugar or additional simple syrup for those with a sweet tooth.  Offer with bourbon (I recommend Bulleit) to your favorite lush.

Went to a potluck yesterday and brought tasty homemade lemonade (and bourbon).  I feel like squeezing some lemons and dissolving sugar in water isn’t terribly special, but it disappeared quickly, so I guess it was tasty.  Maryland is technically a southern state and everyone here likes very sweet lemonade and tea, but I make mine on the tart side and offer liquid turbinado sugar so everyone is happy.  Recipe is very complicated:

  • Dissolve 3/4cup of table sugar in 1cup of water on the stove.  Alternatively, if you have a large pyrex measuring cup, you can boil the water in the microwave or electric kettle, add the sugar, and stir.
  • Juice 4-5 lemons for 1 cup of juice.  If you roll the lemons firmly between your hand and a stiff counter and cut them from pointy-end-to-point-end rather than around the equator, you can get more juice per lemon.
  • Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and 4 cups of cold water in a pitcher.  Add 2-4 sliced lemons to the pitcher for garnish.  This is also a visual indicator to the partygoers what the unknown liquid in the pitcher is.
  • Refrigerate 40 minutes or until cold.
  • Serve with liquid turbinado sugar or additional simple syrup for those with a sweet tooth.  Offer with bourbon (I recommend Bulleit) to your favorite lush.

Got my garden all assembled this week.  Growing all kinds of tasty stuff.  The last picture features my “yard enforcer.”  It’s a motion activated sprinkler to scare deer away from my delicious plants.  That’s right, I basically have a turret defense for my vegetables.

Garlic-curry-honey roasted brussel sprouts, balsamic and black pepper roasted tomatoes, and pearl mozzarella.

Garlic-curry-honey roasted brussel sprouts, balsamic and black pepper roasted tomatoes, and pearl mozzarella.