The Legend of Stout Pumpkin Risotto

The Legend of Stout Pumpkin Risotto

Well this Stout, Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto. may only be a legend in my mind but I wanted to tie this post in with Halloween.  Besides, I might be feeling a tad big pumpkin headed today. So why re-visit this recipe today? Here are my reasons in chronological order,...
Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates

Tie one on, a blue ribbon that is, at the Pints for Prostates event at Pike Brewing June 14, 2012.  They may know their IPA but do they know their PSA? “Tie One On” is not about drinking to get drunk. It’s about the blue ribbon, and we aren’t...
Pints and Pipes 911 Tribute

Pints and Pipes 911 Tribute

During the Silver City Brewery Anniversary Party yesterday, the Pierce County Firefighters Pipes & Drums Band honored the fallen firefighters of 9/11.   The band played a heart wrenching rendition of Amazing Grace, as party goers raised their pints in the air to...
Barrel Auction and Winemaker Picnic

Barrel Auction and Winemaker Picnic

How much would you pay for a BARREL of fantastic Washington wine to share with friends? I am talking some of the best wine in Washington state like Adams Bench, L’Ecole N° 41, Woodward Canyon and many more? How much would you pay if you knew that the money that...
Winemaker Olympic Festival

Winemaker Olympic Festival

Who says it isn’t an Olympic year? The Winemaker Olympic Festival (formerly the Woodinville Winemakers’ Triathlon) takes place this Wednesday, July 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington.  More than the name has changed this...
Melon Felons Auction and Party

Melon Felons Auction and Party

For 17 years, I have been teaching breast exams to UW medical students. Less than one week after my first breast exam lab, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she survived that episode, she died  years later from leukemia, a side effect of her...