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Walking Pub Tours by Ginger Johnson

Last weekend found me in gorgeous Bismarck, North Dakota. Don’t be surprised that I used the word gorgeous until you’ve been there. With the full blush of summer upon the city, green grass, verdant leafy trees, and lilacs still blooming, it was a paradise to be within. One part of my visit there was to…

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The Sassy Kitchen’s “Sassy” Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Sometimes the best results come from a single moment’s necessity, where everything suddenly needs to change. The Sassy Kitchen’s Sassy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo was originally set to be a Crawfish Boil for friends. When Patricia learned one of the guests had a seafood allergy, she momentarily panicked, then went to work on a new…

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‘Tis the Season for Ferment by Ginger Johnson

Saison means season in French. The short version is that farmers brewed beer for their crews with what was readily available at hand during the season to keep their crew hydrated. So a Saison or Farmhouse style beer was born. (Makes me want to find farmwork.) When you think about it, cultures both nomadic and…