Yes, if you want a beer that meets your personal taste profile. You can make a beer that is natural and organic. You can brew a beer that can enhance the health benefits found in hops. Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute has found that hops contain a flavonoid called “xanthohumol”. This compound is considered to help in preventing cancer. Thus, when you are drinking beer and eating pizza, you are fighting cancer with the flavnoids found in the beer. Some people will do home brewing as a…

I recently had the honor of being asked to provide my recipe for Chocolate Pasta with Hazelnut Sauce to a listener from the Morning Living Show on Martha Stewart Radio! Naturally, I wanted to share this news and this recipe with everyone! So, Enjoy! Chocolate Pasta Serves 4 people INGREDIENTS: 2 1/3 cups semolina flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon chocolate extract 3 large eggs beaten Ice water if needed DIRECTIONS: Sift the flour and cocoa. Beat the eggs and mix in extract. Add flour mixture slowly…

Home brewing is almost as old as civilized man. Alcohol has been brewed by individuals for over 7,000 years. You will find written notes about home brewing in ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq), Egypt, and China. This knowledge was passed on to the Greeks, then the Romans, and on to the Germans, Dutch, and the English. In the 1700s with the industrial revolution, commercially produced products made their appearance. The use of thermometers and hydrometers allowed the beer producers to improve their efficiency to make commercially produced beer viable. Thank…