Monday, March 14, 2011
Confessions from a Stick in the Mud... and Recipe Swap
Okay. I'll confess. I don't have a liquor cabinet. I don't spend my evenings reclining in a red smoking jacket with a glass of bourbon. I'm not that cool. I've never aspired to be cool, so this doesn't really hurt my self-image much. *Grin.*
What I do have around here...hnh. An unopened champagne bottle left over from my wedding several years ago. And a lone can of Guinness rolling around the back of the fridge for the next time I make beef stew.
My interest in alcohol is roughly equivalent to my interest in crocheting. Which is to say...I do it once in awhile. Not sure how much I enjoy it, and it feels a little lopsided.
I will confess that I have, at one time, attempted to wash my hair with beer because I heard that hops yields volume. My hair was slightly bouncier, but I smelled like a drunk.
Yeah. I know. I'm no fun. That's all right. But my beef stew kicks ass. This is quite similar to the recipe I use, only I throw all the stuff in the crock pot: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/beef-and-guinness-stew-recipe2/index.html
Anybody else care to share their alcohol-based recipes? Marsala sauce, anyone? Beef bourguignon? Irish soda bread?
Posted by Laura Bickle
Writing as Laura Bickle, I'm the author of EMBERS and SPARKS for Pocket Books and THE HALLOWED ONES for HMH Graphia. Writing as Alayna Williams, I'm the author of DARK ORACLE and ROGUE ORACLE. More info on my urban fantasy and general nerdiness is here: www.salamanderstales.com