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Sunday, January 16, 2011

35 Best Beers From Around The Globe

1. Hoegaarden, Belgium   2. Lindmans  Framboise, Belgium 3. Ufo White, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA 4. Coopers Sparkling Ale , Australia 5. Avery Elle's Brown Ale, Boulder. CO    6. Doggie Style Pale Ale, Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD  7. Saranac Adirondack Lager, Matt Brewery, Uitica, NY 8. Mama's Little Yellow Pills, Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO  9. Tailgate Beer Jay's Blacktop Blonde, San Diego. CA  10. Back In Black IPA, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA 11.Old Rasputin  Russian Imperial Stout, North Coast Brewing, Fort Bragg, CA 12. Hitachino Nest White Ale, Kiuchi Brewery, Japan 13. Pliny The Elder, Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA 14. Good Harbor Golden Wheat, Leelanau Brewing, Leeland, MI 15. Sessions Lager, Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR  16. Old Abominable Barley Wine, Stoudts Brewery, Adamstown, PA 17. Steel Reserve High Gravity, Steel Brewing, Irwindale, CA 18. V-12 , Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA 19. St. Ides High Gravity, Irwindale, CA 20. Kiwanda Cream Ale, Pelican Pub Brewery, Pacific City, OR 21. Estrella Damm Inedit,  S.A. Damm Brewery, Barcelona , Spain 22. The Sixth Glass, Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, MO 23. Ommegang Hennepin, Coppertown, NY 24. Chipolte Ale, Rogues Ales Brewery, Newport, OR 25. Wild Raspberry Wheat Ale, Great Divide Brewing , Denver, CO 26. Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat Ale, Bangor, ME 27. Abita Pecan Harvest, New  Orleans, LA  28. Horizon Red Ale, Summit Brewing, St. Paul, MN 29. Harppon Belgium Pale Ale, Boston , MA 30. Silver Moon Bridge Creek Pilsner, Bend, OR 31. Sweet Water SCH' Wheat, Atlanta, GA,  Hard To Get & High Alcohol Content Beers:  32. Sink The Bismark, Brewdog Brewery, Scottland 41% proof,  33.Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA , Milton, DE 36% proof, 33. Westvleteren 12, Belgium (considered the best in the world and limited to one case each  to customer by the Trappist monks who make it )  35. Rodenbach Vintage 2008, Palm Breweries, Belgium ( only 30M bottles of were made from   a single barrel).

Monday, January 3, 2011

19 Awesome No Brainer Quick Meals For 2011

1. Asian Pork Chops Combine 2 tbs hoisin sauce, 2 tsp fish sauce, and 1 tsp of lime juice. Cut 2 thick pork chops into 1/4 inch slices. Dip in mixture. Saute 5 to 10 minutes or until done. Serve with rice noodles.
Serves 2.

2. Linguine With Anchovies  Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Add 3 sliced garlic cloves, 4 anchovy fillets, and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. Cook until anchovies melt into oil. Stir in cooked linguine. ( 8 oz dry) Sprinkle with 3 tbsp of chopped walnuts. Serves 2.

3. Smoky Spice Rub  Combine 1 tbsp each of smoked paprika, cinnamon, garlic powder, cumin and brown sugar. Rub on steak or chicken thighs. Grill outside or in broiler.

4. Pork With Fig Preserves  Combine 1/2 cup fig preserves , 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 crushed garlic cloves, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Roast 2 ( 1 lb) whole pork tenderloins 15 minutes at 375F. Brush with fig mixture during last 5 minutes of roasting. Serves 8.

5. Smoky Honey Pork  Combine 1/4 cup honey, 1 tbsp smoked paprika and 2 tbsp chopped green onions. Brush over 2 lb boneless pork loin. Roast 30 minutes or until done at 375F.

6. Salmon With Miso  Combine 2 tbsp each of brown sugar, miso paste, soy sauce, and hot water.
Spoon over 4 ( 5oz) salmon fillets and broil 10 minutes. Serves 4.

7. Chinese Mustard Vinaigrette  Combine 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar, 2 tsp Chinese mustard, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1/4 cup walnut or peanut oil, 1 tsp minced shallot, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Drizzle over fish or veggies.

8. Roasted Peppers With Polenta & Cheese  Cut a package of polenta into 8 slices. Heat 1 tbsp of Olive oil in a skillet. Add polenta slices and saute 3 minutes on each side. Cover with roasted bell peppers and sliced provolone cheese. Cover skillet and cook until cheese melts. Serves 4.

9. Grilled Chicken With Tahini Sauce Combine 1/2 cup tahini and 1/2 cup plain yogurt. Use as a dipping sauce for 1 lb of grilled chicken tenders. Serves 4.

10.  Chicken With Salsa Verde & Feta  Place 2 lbs of boneless, skinless, chicken thighs in a roasting pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups salsa Verde over the top. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese. Bake 40 minutes at 375F. Serves 6.

11. Curried Chicken Strips Combine 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate with 3 tbsp of green or red curry paste and 1 tbsp oil. Toss with 1 lb chicken tenders or strips. Roast 15 minutes at 375F. Serves 4.

12. Orange Scallops Combine 3 tbsp orange marmalade , 3 tbsp chopped green onions, and 1 tbsp soy sauce.  Toss with 1/2 lb scallops. Saute scallops until done. Serves 2.

13. Mayan Hot Chocolate   Stir 1 oz chocolate and 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder into 12 oz of hot milk. Serves 1.

14. Barbecued Salmon  Combine 3 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp of ancho chili powder, 1 crushed garlic clove, and 1 tsp of finely grated orange rind. Spread on top of 4 ( 5oz) salmon fillets. Broil 10 minutes. Serves 4.

15. Chipolte Salmon Combine 1 chipotle chilie, 1 tbsp adobo sauce and 1/3 cup mayonnaise. Spread on top of 4 ( 5oz) salmon fillets. Broil 10 minutes. Serves 4.

16. Curried Honey Chicken Thighs Combine 3 tbsp honey, 2 tsp of curry powder, 1 tsp finely grated orange rind, and 1 tsp of ground ginger. Slice 1 orange and place in shallow baking dish. Place 6 chicken thighs on top of orange slices, spread honey mixture on chicken and bake 20 minutes at 375F. Sevres 3.

17. Rice Salad With Peppers & Feta Combine 3 cups cold leftover rice, 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1 can white beans (rinsed and drained) 1/4 cup chopped parsley,
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 2 tbsp sherry vinegar. Serves 4.

18. Beef With Horseradish Sauce  Combine 1/4 cup each horseradish and sour cream with 1 tbsp brown sugar. Serve with beef or hamburger.

19. Couscous Chicken Salad  Combine 3 cups cooked garlic flavored couscous, 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, 1 cup shredded lettuce, 1/2 chopped green onions, and 2 tbsp of sherry vinegar and olive oil. Serves 4.