Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

saturday in Wynwood

Just sharing a lovely Saturday we had in Wynwood. As new parents we are still adapting to our life with a baby. Trying to still enjoy some of the things we used to do more often before and also bringing the baby along with us.

We decided to go to the art walk, something we had not attempted yet after the baby. In the past this used to consist of bar hopping and standing in line to get food from food trucks, and of course checking out some art.
This time we went really early, before the crowds and to ensure parking! We went to only two places for drinks, visited my friends' gallery; then went home early before the rain and the chaos.

First of, so happy to finally visit J Wakefield. Ever since they opened I have been wanting to go. So, I loved it! I am super obsessed with the place. I totally geeked out  as soon as we walked in . I mean awesome beer and Star Wars art? who wouldn't? 

We had some really amazing beer, I'm super in love with the Peaches and Cream Ale, you can really taste the peaches in this one. Vera also seemed to have a good time, she enjoys people watching and as long as she is fed she is content!
happy baby, happy daddy!

we drink, she drinks
We also stopped at Box Elder, such an awesome place. It is a craft beer market with beers on tap!

Sierra Nevada Stout of the Union

Also new for me this weekend....I got UNTAPPD.. finally after all these years I decided it would be a good idea to document all the beer I'm tasting. That way I can add my notes, and just generally keep track. So since I have obviously tried a ton of beer before I got the app should I enter beer retrospectively or just moving on forward? Really not sure what to do about this.


mother's day cooking day

This past mother's day my mom and I took a cooking class! It is hard to figure out what to give a person that has everything and I also feel that sometimes you just don't need more stuff. I have really been giving a lot of though on experience gifts. A gift that you will enjoy because it involves relaxation, self appreciation or insight.
While searching the internet trying to find the perfect "experience" I came across Ayesha's Kitchen. I thought it would be perfect! We both love cooking and we love eating even more!

Ayesha is amazing! Not only do you learn to cook the meals but you also fall in love with Indian cuisine! She is very passionate about cooking and teaching, one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever met.

She uses all natural ingredients and explains everything thoroughly. You also learn about spices and their health benefits, as well as how you can incorporate them in everyday cooking, not just for Indian recipes. The best part is that you can also purchase your introductory spice kit after class!

She has a variety of menus for each class that you can choose from. For this day our menu included Chicken Tikka, Chicken Biriyani, a yougurt and cucumber salad, a yogurt drink, and a dessert made from Paneer (cheese) and cardamom (which I am now obsessed with!).

 After she demonstrates how to prepare every dish in detail, we all go outdoors to enjoy the food! This is also a great way to meet interesting people, every person we met in class was friendly and interesting.
This would also be a perfect gathering for a party, we could reserve for a group of friends to celebrate a birthday! and maybe include some beer parings with the food!? Ok, ok, now I'm contemplating all the possibilities of the flavors and spicy notes of the food pared with some amazing IPA's !!

This was definitely a memorable experience, and with so many different menu's to try I just can't help thinking about booking another class with Ayesha.

P.S. check out her website