It's Not A Party Until These Chips Show Up


Great Lakes Potato Chip Company is a family run company in northern Michigan. And they love potato chips. More specifically, they love kettle chips made in Michigan with potatoes grown in Michigan. Folks on the other side of Lake Michigan love them, too! Great Lakes Original flavor kettle chips bested more than 20 other entries in the Chicago Tribune’s quest for the best. “Fresh, clean, buttery,” the paper’s winning review said. “Each chip has skin-on edge, giving it a subtle rustic taste.”

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Celebrate the Return of Salmon to the Quinault River


Each September, when the rains return to the Olympic Peninsula, the Quinault Indians celebrate the return of wild salmon to their namesake river on the remote reaches of the Washington coast. Quinault families have fished for big, bright Silver salmon (also known as Coho salmon), King salmon, and Steelhead for hundreds of years, and in fact, the Quinaults are known as the Salmon People among the tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

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Don't Labor (Day) in the Kitchen


Labor Day celebrates all of the workers who have built this country and keep it rolling. What better way to honor all of that, well, labor, than with a day spent eating, hanging out, and engaged in general goofing off? This is my kind of holiday!

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Easy School Night Dinners


Work! School! Errands! Homework!... Dinner. What to do for dinner? How about something delicious and easy? I thought so. Here are four recipes to help you put a good dinner on the table in a hurry. 

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What Exactly Is Beer? Part IV: Water


Considering water makes up 90% or more of any given beer, it could be called the “main ingredient.” Water is more than just
a base – it’s a huge contributing factor to the flavor, viscosity, body, and even aroma of beer! 

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What Exactly Is Beer? Part III: Yeast


So far we have discussed two of the four main ingredients of beer: malt and hops. Today, let’s talk about yeast, which in this brewer’s opinion, could be considered the most important ingredient in beer. 

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What Exactly Is Beer? Part II: Hops


Yesterday we learned that beer is made up of malt, hops, yeast, and water. We took a closer look at malt and learned it provides body, mouthfeel, and most importantly, fermentable sugar for the yeast to eat. Today, let’s discuss ingredient #2: hops! They aren’t just
for bunnies. 

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What Exactly Is Beer? Part I: Malt


Ah, beer. As one of the oldest fermented beverages on record, it is quite clear that beer has held a special place in the hearts and minds of humans for a very long time. From as far back as the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Aztecs, beverages made with malted grains, and other ingredients have been a staple. 
 
But what exactly IS beer? What are the key ingredients and what do they do? Great questions! The main ingredients of beer are malt, hops, yeast, and water. Today we'll take a closer look at malt. 

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Last Call for Hatch


How can it be? The last days of Hatch-A-Palooza are here.

Frowny face.

We've been waltzing through a Hatch wonderland for almost two weeks, and I, for one, am not ready for it to end. 

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