Holiday Cheer

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. This year’s theme for me was kitchen stuff. The wife got me all manner of kitchen doodads. Two of note that I’m playing with. I got a Coopers Micro Brew Kit and my first batch is brewing now. I’ll tell you how it goes.

And I got a dehydrator. I’ve so far made beef jerky, fruit roll ups and dried some apples. It’s pretty cool. I loved the jerky and the kids like the fruits. I’ve ordered the Dehydrator Bible for more ideas. The directions and recipes that came with it are a little lacking.

5 Responses to “Holiday Cheer”

  1. mikee says:

    My sis-in-law brought me a bottle of mustard oil from China. The label was all in Chinese, except for the product name. How they got it on their jet flight home is a mystery to me.

    Websites told me that the stuff was possibly toxic, it was a potent lachrymator (like teargas), and it would make great Chinese and Indian food. A cautious sniff convinced me it clears sinuses.

    I think I will try cooking with it sometime when I have a few days to recover.

  2. MJM says:

    I am highly interested in the outcome of your brewing.

  3. Chad says:

    Santa brought me a Mr Beer brewing kit, and like you, the first try is brewing now. Looking forward to seeing how it works.

  4. BWM says:

    Good luck with the beer. I’ve been brewing for about 10 years now and it’s been a wonderful hobby. If you get really into it like I have your garage will start to look like a laboratory.

    Also, brewing a batch of beer is cheap – far, far cheaper than buying it at the store – but you will never ever break even on equipment costs. There’s always something else to buy.

  5. Chad says:

    In other words, it’s reloading for the beer drinker