I have a thing for hops. Their floral notes and distinct bitterness provide backbone and structure. Recently we added Bittercube's Door County Hops Bitters to our arsenal. They go wonderfully in my near-beers. They are also a great seasoning for a variety of ingredients: olive oil, sour cream, honey, soy sauce. Realizing the potential of our pantry has me eager to revisit and hop up our Chimay Ice Cream, using these as the structural flavor element.
February 3, 2005