Challenge Accepted: Upping the Coffee Game, Reducing the Cost

It’s easy to just walk into a coffeeshop to purchase your morning dose of wakey-wakey, but the bill adds up before you know it. To help save money, I’m working on an affordable, make-at-home version of one of my favorites.

Wine Week, Part 3/3: “Phylloxera, the Great Destroyer of Vines”

After discussing the history of one of any vineyards’ many bogeymen, I conduct a comparison tasting of two examples of South Africa’s signature grape: Pinotage.

Wine Week, Part 2/3: “Wine World Awareness, Vintage 2021”

In part two of the “Wine Week” series, we zoom out to look at several events affecting the 2021 wine vintage across the world. Then, you can read through my assessment of a Barossa Valley GSM.

Wine Week, Part 1/3: “Ways to Make Your Local Wine Merchant Smile”

Part of a three-post series focusing on wine, wine buying, and wine pairing. We start with tips for visiting the local wine merchant, and then finish with a review of a South African Chenin Blanc.

The Humble Fungus: A Class on All Things Mycological

After cultivating a growing obsession with culinary mushrooms, I finally took a class to learn more about them! Find highlights and a link to my highly-recommended mycology supply here.

Getting Back in the Groove!

Last week turned out to be a rather unintentional blog hiatus. While I don’t regret using the time to do other things for my mental health, I kept getting ideas and new posts started without actually finishing them, which annoys me a bit. So, to ease myself back into this wonderful habit of writing again,Continue reading “Getting Back in the Groove!”