Friday, February 2, 2007

Looking Stupid In Front of All the Vendors

Where did Foodgoat & Ladygoat get their engagement pictures taken?

Why, the West Side Market, of course.


  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Hubby and I love the West Side Market! Why have so called 'traditional' pics when you can have what you really want? I love your independence!!!

  2. those are FANTASTIC!

  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Those are fantastic! I feel sad for looking at the first photo and thinking "they are across from Romanos!"

  4. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Actually, you looked radiant in front of all the vendors. Congratulations and best wishes!

  5. I love the pictures! It shows you two have a very creative view of your lives together. I especially love the b&w pic. The glowing smile on Lady Goat as she looks up at her Food Goat captures the moment perfectly. The picture is beautiful.

  6. What better place for a food-loving Cleveland couple? I especially like the last one.

  7. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Brew low cost beer. The amount of time you spend on brewing beer makes the small difference in cost between "just OK" ingredients and top quality ingredients a minor point. Either way, the cost of brewing a 5 gallon batch is much cheaper than buying a couple of cases of beer in the store.

    Beer is made of cheap ingredients, so it doesn't hurt to buy the best. Surprisingly, the cheapest way to brew beer gives you the best results: all grain brewing is the cheapest way to brew when grain is bought in bulk.

    You do need a grain mill and a mash tun, so there is a small investment in equipment needed. But you should be able to brew excellent quality beer for less than $2 per gallon, and you could brew a mild ale for as little as $1 per gallon, or less than 10 cents per bottle (one gallon is about 10-1/2 12oz bottles). Most of my pilsners are about $1.50 a gallon brews.

    Other ways to reduce the cost of your beer are by growing your own hops and reusing yeast from the fermenter. Easy to do, and it means that I don't have to buy yeast more than once every half year or so. The hops should last e through most of the winter brews. So all you need is grain, which is about $0.70 per pound in a bulk purchase (much of the cost is in shipping).

    Beer Brewing Equipment Basic, simple, cheap equipment that gets the job done. Sometimes it adds to the challenge. But through the mystique of brewing and remember that illiterate alewives brewed for centuries using tried and true recipes and procedures before the dawn of kegerators, ph meters or hydrometers.

    Beer Keg Brewing. After using bottles for years, you can jump to the corny keg (Cornelius keg). This is an important step because it makes brewing so much easier. You can still bottle, but just a few bottles per batch, and use a corny keg to fill the bottles. You can use corny kegs as secondary fermenting vessels. You can try out method where you leave the beer in the primary for about two weeks until it clears nicely, and then UPI carefully siphon it over to a corny, avoiding transferring any trub.

  8. Anonymous11:39 AM

    I think it's the most romantic thing I've ever seen..
    There is truly love for each other..
    And the true love that brings people together, the food of love..