Welcome to September! It’s that time of year when you put away the shorts and pull out the flannel from the back of the closet in between draft picks in your fantasy football league. It also marks what is possibly the best time of year to be a beer drinker. That’s right; fall beers have arrived for 2018. And no, you don’t have to be a beer snob or fan of pumpkin to appreciate a good autumn brew. Continue reading
Venture west along Route 165 in Canfield, Ohio, not too far from the Mahoning and Columbiana County border, and gently rolling hills and open fields provide the backdrop for this vast and tranquil landscape.
Who’s the greatest superhero? Is Superman considered the best for his superhuman strength and x-ray vision? Perhaps Spider-Man exemplifies what it takes to be a superhero? Or even Batman for his stealth-like martial arts abilities and superior detective skills? These are all wonderful choices, but there’s one individual who surpasses all as the greatest superhero, and you should know him pretty well.
Grilling season may have already begun for some, but for most, the grill makes its grand summer appearance on Memorial Day weekend. While we can’t wait to grill our favorite burgers (medium for me), barbecue, corn on the cob and whatever else excites your appetite, nothing puts a damper on a summer party faster than a grill that won’t light, smokes too much or cooks unevenly.
PLAY BALL! Baseball season is back. This is significant as it signals summer days at the ballpark are just around the corner. There are many reasons why we love America’s greatest pastime from the crack of the bat to singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game, but perhaps our favorite has to be the food.
The recipe for success starts with a team of proven winners that can slice and dice on the hardwood and perform under the most extreme conditions. The competition though is bold and tempers can reach a boiling point before quickly simmering. You cannot have a sound team without experienced leadership. These coaches have the skills and intuition to cook up the perfect play for any type of situation. It’s officially that time for the Blue Wolf Tavern Tournament. Continue reading
How often are you eating fish? Be honest, we will not judge. On average, Americans consume half of the recommended serving size based on U.S. dietary guidelines. In fact, the American Heart Association strongly urges adults to eat fish at least twice a week.
Fish is lean and features key nutrients to healthy living including protein, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12 and most importantly, omega-3 fatty acids. This helps reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, as well as a number of other heart-related illnesses.
Plus, fish is the ultimate brain food! No, really, it is. Research has shown us the fatty and amino acids in certain types of fish can improve the health and functionality of your brain. Continue reading
Oh, the weather outside is… Getting better! But still cold…
Come on now, we’re seasoned veterans who know a thing or two about coping with this weather. And at last check, the first day of spring is only about two weeks away.
So soup, anyone? There’s no better time to enjoy a warm bowl of your favorite ingredients than now. Hmm, searching for a new recipe to sample? Or, perhaps you’re not the biggest soup fanatic. We’re confident you’ll become a soup specialist by the end of this post as we share with you our favorite soup recipes. Continue reading
Colder temperatures mean it’s time to roll out the comfort food. From pastas and soups to baked chicken dishes and plenty of melted cheese, comfort food keeps us warm when the mercury drops…unfortunately, it doesn’t do us any favors with our waistline.
However, with portion moderation and regular exercise, the right comfort foods can actually help with weight loss. Of course, they aren’t a substitute for a healthful lifestyle, but who’s going to say “no” to comfort foods that help?
Which wine pairs best with ribs?
A question probably not asked too often on Sunday…or Thursday Night. But as diehard football fans and purveyors of upper level football grub, we think you can enjoy a glass of wine during the game just as much as a cold beer.
Granted, sipping a 2007 Rosato in the tailgate lot may seem as out of place as a porkchop in a salad bar. But not every occasion calls for brewskie. For instance, let’s say it’s Thursday and you just ordered dinner at your favorite locally owned restaurant named after an azure-hued canine. Maybe you ordered a cut of sirloin or a nice steak & rib combo and a baked potato. And maybe a tall, frosty beer sounds a little too heavy to go with your meal.
Or maybe you’re just an ambassador for fine taste, showing the rest of us savages how it’s done.
Whatever the reason, pairing a glass of wine with football food is more than possible – it will actually bring out some pretty incredible flavors with your meal. Allow us to help guide you through this uncharted territory. Continue reading