Thursday, October 27, 2011


So, if you want a lesson in patience, brew beer. I finally got to taste the fruits of my labor. It only took 25 days. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with my first home brew. You could actually taste the honey in my Honey Red Ale.

Brew day was October 1st. Brewing the wort took about 3 hours, which included set up and clean up. Three days in the first fermenter. Twelve days in the second fermenter. And 10 days to condition and carbonate in the bottles.

Opening my first home brew was like Christmas morning. I held my breath as I carefully popped the bottle cap, hoping to hear the carbonated gases slowly release. Who knew such joy could happen upon that first bottle. It's only beer, right. No, it's a home brew and that is the joy of it all! And yes, it was worth the wait!

American Beer Day is October 27th

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Four a Day

Forget about an apple a day. The new fruit is the prune. One is not enough, you need to eat four a day. Hey, they are small but very mighty indeed.

Four prunes a day helps to slow the aging process of the brain and body. Helps in cases of anemia. Helps in normal blood circulation. It is a good remedy for sore throats. It has a high beta carotene content. It contains a lot of fiber and sorbitol, a stool loosening sugar. Plus, it is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and iron.

So, grab some prunes, four to be exact, each day. Oh, you may want to brush after eating. Prunes will stick to your teeth faster than anything and that means cavities.

October 17 is Eat Four Prunes Day