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Mmmmm … Real Ale! Right here in the Burg!

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Oftentimes, I hear people say they want to eat healthy but are confused with the overwhelming amount of information about what is and isn’t healthy. I’m going to sum it up for you in 500 words.

  • Chris Van Dyke Kitchen Talk
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Dear Chris: I love making soups and sauces for my family. I cook on and off, but have never mastered one essential skill. I depend on prepared soup bases and packaged gravies. I would like to rely less on convenience products but am not sure about making my own stock to replace them. Any adv…

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I started making spaghetti squash in an attempt to curb my daughter’s pasta obsession in the hope that she wouldn’t notice the swap with the healthier alternative.

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When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredient…

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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On Feb. 14, 1992, a do-it-yourself inclined homebrewer who was tired of driving at least 60 miles to get homebrew supplies, often stale, decided to take the plunge and open a small homebrew supply shop in his garage.

  • JULIA MOSKIN The New York Times
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chicken soup is one of the most painless and pleasing things to make in a home kitchen. But do modern cooks know that?

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While I am writing this my three youngest children are watching Ichabod Crane on the TV. In our home, it’s not officially fall until we’ve watched Disney’s version of Sleepy Hallow, hearing Bing Crosby tell us the story of the “itinerant school master.”

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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Nov. 5 was the official day designated worldwide as “Learn to Brew Day.” A dozen Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild members, new and old, experienced and inexperienced, got together outside Old 99 Brewing to simultaneously brew eight batches of beer and field questions from folks who stopped by to …