Posted April 11th, 2012
by Nick, who is Crazy for Collards
Staring Tuesday April 10, we will be having on a sale on local collards from Mustard Seed Farms (St. Paul, Washington) for $1.49 per bunch.
Here’s a recipe that’s super easy, and will leave you crazy for collards.
Porter Stewed Collards
1 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic(optional)
2 bunches of Collards
BBQ sauce to your liking (I’m big into our new Laurelwood Red Ale BBQ Sauce: it’s tangy, not too sweet, and has just the right amount of heat)
salt to taste
: This recipe works best if you drink a beer while making it.
1.Chop onion into half moons
2. Turn your burner to medium heat, and sauté onions in skillet (if using garlic, add that after onions are sauteed)
3. Chop collards into 2-3inch strips (if you don’t like stems you can cut them out)
4. With the burner left on med heat, add collards to skillet.
5. Pour porter over collards (start with half the bottle, and add more if needed)
6. When collards become softer and turn a darker green add BBQ sauce ( start with 1/4 cup and see what you think)
7. Turn burner to low, and cover skillet for 5-10 min.
When I make this, I usually make it along side black eyed peas. Recipes for Hoppin’ John or BBQed black eyed peas can be found online or in this great cookbook: VEGAN SOUL KITCHEN by Author/Chef/Activist Bryant Terry.
Posted February 22nd, 2012
by Chris, Beer Buyer
Moa Beer comes from Marlborough New Zealand, which is nice, because generally Marlborough only makes wine, which can get a bit boring, right?. Also, fun fact, the Moa is a giant bird (up to 12 feet tall) that used to roam New Zealand.
Moa Methode is bottle fermented and conditioned to give a natural, more consistent carbonation and flavor. Due to the natural brewing process of Methode Moa, a light sediment will remain. This sediment protects the beer from premature aging and leaves full, slightly spicy characters on the palate.
Moa Imperial Stout Barrel Reserve is a very strong, upfront and rich offering of this famous Moa style. Aged in oak Pinot Noir barrels, this beer not only displays coffee and mocha characters but also some sweet and savory notes unique to Moa Imperial. This award-winning Stout is seasonally produced and available for short periods each year.
You can find both of these beers now at ACG for $4.99 per 16 oz. bottle, $1.00 off the regular price per bottle, and in a 4 pack gift box for only $19.99, regularly sold for $22.99.