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Feed The Resistance: A Celebration of Summer! Chilled Mango Soup is Paired With Sprecher’s “Abbey Triple!”   Summer official starts on Sunday – so today we celebrate the coming of summer!  More than anything, I love the name of this soup – it’s a chilled fruit soup made with mango, coconut milk and serrano pepper…and […]

Feed The Resistance: Sausage & Heirloom Tomato Salad is paired with “The Commuter” from One Barrel Brewing! It’s like 8000 degrees outside right now…so we really need a good summer meal…and a good summer beer!  I also wanted to celebrate the fact that Farmers Market is moving back to the Capital Square!  One more weekend […]

Feed The Resistance: Lotsa Meat and Tomato Jam is paired with Ale Asylum’s “Madtown Nutbrown”   I have a really good friend who loves to smoke meat!  He’ll spend an entire weekend tending to the smoker…and share the results with all of his friends (THAT’S a good friend to have!).  One night, while having dinner […]

Feed The Resistance: 6-Pack Brat Stew is paired with “Shower Bier”…AND…”The Tale of Midnight Bill” from Young Blood Beer Co.   It’s Memorial Day weekend…and ’round here, that means BRATFEST!  Yes, Bratfest is a little different this year – but it’s happening again!  And that is reason to celebrate!  In honor of Bratfest, I found […]

Feed The Resistance: ‘Epoisses Grilled Cheese & Pepper Jelly Sandwich with Voodoo Ranger IPA!   In honor of “American Cheese Month,” I wanted to do a grilled-cheese sandwich, with a bit of a twist…The ‘Epoisses Grilled Cheese and Pepper Jelly Sandwich.  The first twist is trying to figure out how to pronounce “‘Epoisses”…and the cheese […]

Feed The Resistance: Beer-Candied Bacon with Goose Island 312 Lemonade Shandy!   In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, I wanted to create something with beer.  I found an amazingly simple recipe for Beer-Candied Bacon…just a mixture of beer and brown sugar, brushed onto bacon and baked in the oven.  That’s it.  Simple! To add […]

Feed The Resistance: For Mothers’ Day – Summertime Salmon Salad w/ “Fantasy Factory” from Karben4!   With Mothers’ Day right around the corner – I wanted to make something for Mom!  My Mom loves Salmon…although she’s not a terribly adventurous eater, so I’m not sure she’ll like this dish.  But…when I was growing up, the […]

Feed The Resistance: Butter Chicken is paired with “Keep’er Movin’” beer from Ale Asylum!   Twin sisters Michelle and Melissa from the band Macedo were recent guests on “The Resistance Disrupter Series” with Miranda.  Once again, the conversation turned to FOOD!  So for this episode of Feed The Resistance, I tried to recreate the Butter […]

Feed The Resistance: In celebration of 4/20 – Chocolate Chip Cookies are paired with “Hemptails Citrus Gold”   April 20 (4/20) fell on a Wednesday this year, but we kept the party going right up through Friday morning.  In celebration of 4/20, I road-tripped to Rockford on Wednesday…and did some baking when I got home.  […]

Feed The Resistance: Three Cup Chicken is paired with “No, Yeah” beer from Bell’s!   A few weeks back, the marquee outside the Majestic Theater read “Eat the 3 Cup Chicken at Natt Spil…#buylocal.”  So, of course I had to try the 3 cup chicken at Natt Spil…and it was good (really good).  And so […]

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