(click the picture for recipe for Espresso Stout Cupcakes)
I was re-reading an older article on Pumpkin Ale and got sidetracked wondering about how to acquire some Midnight Sun Espresso Stout. Somehow that led to finding a recipe for Espresso Stout Cupcakes. I decided they are definitely worth breaking my no-cupcake rule for because they combine beer and espresso and chocolate. I had to think about it for a moment and look at the monitor from the corner of my eye because something this awesome is usually a trick.
Once I felt confident these cupcakes were indeed real I happily continued hunting for news on Granville Island Brewing’s Imperial Chocolate Stout, Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale (my favourite) and Pumpkin Ale. All of which, I feel, I should be consuming in modest quantities this fall. The Steamworks Brewing Company also makes their Great Pumpkin Ale that is worth checking out.
For my 2 days off this weekend I’m planning on watching Gosford Park. It seems to come up a lot on my recommendations list. I read up on it at the IMDB and the movie definitely seems like my kind of movie.
I had planned to download the 4th season of Eureka but for some reason it wasn’t released to iTunes Canada. I downloaded the first season of Haven instead. I had seen the 2-hour series premier when I was visiting my parents last year and enjoyed it. What’s not to like? Haven has the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia (my retirement island), weird and creepy stories, and it’s based on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. What’s not to love? I’m going to re-watch the 2-hour series premier tonight as a warm up.