Thirsty Thursday

Overnight fishing trips, campfires, and drinking too much go hand in hand together.  I doubt there can be many reading this who haven’t imbibed a little too much once or twice, sitting around a campfire tellings stories and having a good time.  Listening to that fire crackle and pop just seems to bring about a […]

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A couple of weeks ago She Who Must Be Obeyed and I were strolling through our local fruit and vegetable market, weaving among the orchard pallets of mostly apples and pears when I spied a crate of those smallish, round, ‘personal’ watermelons. It’d been months since we’ve seen watermelons of any sort in these parts […]

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Big Sky Brewing in Missoula makes some damn good beer.  A few years ago, they purchased the equipment necessary to can their beer, instead of just offering it in bottles.  Turns out that by law they had to destroy the “test cans” from the new machinery.  This is how we do it in Montana: Man, […]

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Cheap beer never tastes better than on the river.

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This being ‘the Mardi Gras weekend’ in NOLA – the weekend before Fat Tuesday on March 4th – for today’s Thirsty Thursday we offer the humble Hurricane cocktail, oft maligned though worthy of a thoughtful look back in time before the Hurricane morphed into the overly sweet tourist beverage first time NOLA visitors clamor for. […]

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How to Drink a Beer with Sam Calagione from Tasting Table on Vimeo. We’re not suggesting that anyone watching this on Chi Wulff today doesn’t know how to drink a beer….what Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione is really saying is you need to make love to your beer. Long live the innovative craft and home brewers.

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With a solemn tip of the hat to our fishy friends who are being ravaged by winter weather today (while the sun is out here in the South Sound for the second day in a row, what the hell?), I’ve stumbled across a bit of advice that might be helpful in warding off those winter […]

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While it doesn’t hold a candle to temperatures back home in Montana and other parts of the country, the weather has been unseasonably cold here in Western Washington. It hit 18 this morning and we won’t break 32 according to the forecasters, yielding yet another burst of daytime cold that has about ground life to […]

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From new friend of Chi Wulff Michael B. in Denver this morning – I know you guys usually fish on Super Bowl Sunday though I hope you’ll pay homage to your Northern Rockies roots and post this game day punch recipe. It’ll provide a burst of the tropics for all those suffering through winter this […]

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A friend in Bozeman called this morning asking ‘how the hell do I cook a Luau pig?’ We chatted a bit about how difficult it might be to do a luau pig absolutely authentically in Bozeman in the middle of a Montana winter, the ground being frozen and all this time of year. After digesting […]

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Our family loves margaritas.  Always has.  There is just something about them… In the middle of January they tend to make you dream of warm places and nicer weather.  Here’s a super simple and pretty tasty rendition of the classic that will almost make you feel that tropical breeze. 2 cups plus a couple healthy […]

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In honor of the (cough cough wheeze, welcome to the typical Montana winter) cold snap that has blanketed the country this week, here’s a recipe for a very nice Hot Brown Buttered Rum that we’ve played with off and on for a few years. It’s more along the lines of the ‘classic’ versions of the […]

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One of the things I miss most about Montana is the beer.  (And the friends, fishing, scenery, lifestyle… etc).  But the beer was something else.  Maybe it was the fact that so many of the local brews were named after fishy things, or that I had good memories with so many of them out in […]

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Nothing brings a good Christmas party up to the next level like a good punch or mixed drink.  It gets people talking and mingling and helps shed some of the awkwardness that can come with parties like that.  While there are lots of good looking drinks out there, this recipe for Spiced Apple Cider caught […]

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