Thursday, February 04, 2010

bringing it back...

i have totally let MY beer, and OUR food blogs slide... but i want to bring them back.  i just don't have the time to work, train, live life, and keep up with 3 blogs.  so i am just going to do what i used to do and put it all up on here.  i am sure my "training only" posts get boring and monotonous any way.

so from here on out i will going to start posting food/diet related stuff of what i am eating in and out of training and also some beer reviews. i have been cooking a lot and also always on the search for another good beer (the hoppier the better). Here's some recent stuff to start with.

Moroccan Stew.  Beth made this on tuesday.  there's a lot in there... chicken, tomatoes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic, almonds, and more.  it was really good and she also made some cauliflower rice to server it with.

a go to meal.  grilled salmon with a Dijon mustard/dill sauce and roasted veggies in a balsamic & grainy Dijon mustard all over spinach.


On wednesday night i got home a bit early had some time for a "bonus" ride.  i hit the trails along the rail road tracks in cardiff for fun 30 minute cross ride  i can't wait for day light savings so i can start knocking out some more rides like this.

killer sunset.

after the ride and before dinner i finally got to the try this beer.  It's New Belgium's brand new, just released, Ranger IPA.  I'll admint when i first read about them making a year round IPA i was a little skeptical.  first they out on colorado (sorry JP and GZ) and while they do make some good IPA's in the mountains they are also a lot of let downs and just a differenty style than the hop bombs coming out of california. so after hearing about this months i arrived in stores this week and i snagged a six pack and had a taste.  kind of blow away.  it is good... really good.  the taste is kind of like a stone ipa, which in not a bad thing.  i am looking forward to having more of these and stoked that it will be easy to find.

9 comments:

brownie said...

Hooray Colorado beer!

Ryan Denner said...

"hop bombs".... wow


gross! haha

GZ said...

JW ... one, you have full rights to blast me in this blog as I have welched (thus far) on the 3 x 22oz CO brew Bolts-Broncs wager.

Two ... New Belgium ... not my favorite either. Oskar Blues, 10x better.

Three ... California, so they make better beer there. It doesn't matter because soon the whole state will be out of business.

Four ... been doing the Snake Dog Flying IPA from MD as late. Cheap, decent, and 7.1 ABV.

Minh said...

You should try brew bakers (http://www.brewbakers1.com/) if you haven't already. You can make your own beer and add as much hops as you want!

Tawnee said...

All that food looks so good. I'm definitely going to try the cauliflower rice.

runninggunner said...

glad to hear the food and beer is coming back. One of my favourite parts. Also glad to hear the Ranger IPA is solid been wanting to try it.

Matt said...

My lone Ranger is gone!

Next: the younger. . .

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

That dish looks soooooo good. Making me hungry!

ARX said...

Love the beer reference in your post! All looks great!