Just a few highlights from our weekend! I was contacted by my local Whole Foods and asked to participate in their annual Parmesan event. I have to create a recipe for them using parm as the main ingredient. I swung by WF on Saturday to pick up the cheese. Exciting! I’ll be working on my recipe this week!
While I was at WF, I picked up some buttermilk. For some weird reason I have had buttermilk stuck in my head. I wanted some so very badly! I looked and looked but could not find a local source for buttermilk. I also could not find an organic version other than Horizon which I won’t buy, so I was stuck. I finally broke down and bought a small container of cultured buttermilk from a source I’m not familiar with. It happens.
I made pancakes for us on Sunday morning with the buttermilk and then used it in the mashed potatoes for dinner.
I have to say I wasn’t all that impressed. I thought for sure the pancakes would be a little fluffier but they weren’t. I thought that the mashed potatoes would be a bit creamier and have a nice little tang to them but they didn’t.
I’m going to make some biscuits with the remaining buttermilk but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing some again any time soon.
The best part of the weekend, was some very delish Rockmill Brewery Dubbel!
Rockmill is a local brewery (out of Lancaster, OH) and they are also organic and use local spring water to make their beer.
Rockmill makes Belgian style ales which Scott and I have been exploring a little more. I recently started enjoying saisons, they are light beers but very complex. We picked up this Dubbel knowing it would be a bit darker and to see what it was like.
Nutty with a hint of carmel but not too sweet or overpowering in any way. Both of us really enjoyed it and it would be a great beer for a warm spring afternoon!
How was your weekend?