New Beer Friday, Cannellini Bean Edition (July 5)

Updated: Jan 1, 2020

New Holland Lake & Trail. Now available at Siciliano's.

Preamble by Steve Siciliano

Our general manager Sarah Derylo is on vacation so she asked if I could pinch hit for a couple hours a day this past week. I spent most of the time on the bench (translation: sitting at my desk) but that’s fine because I hadn’t swung a bat in a while and I’m a tad rusty. But it was kind of nice putting on the spikes again and getting back in the game.

While I was slaving away in GR, Barb kept busy at the cottage with things like painting the deck railing and putting burgundy duct tape on the cracked seats of our twenty-year-old pontoon boat. I think the latter is like putting lipstick on a pig but hey, whatever makes her happy.

Whenever Barb is out of town, I take the opportunity to whip up some dishes that she probably wouldn’t eat unless she was absolutely starving, i.e. pasta and cannellini beans and hamburger and rice. I’m a big fan of rustic peasant food but Barb is basically a meat and potatoes type of gal.

One evening this past week I was devouring a big bowl of pasta and beans when Barb texted me a picture of her supper -- grilled pork steak and sautéed mushrooms. The photo was tagged with a one-word captio