Food and Drink

{Small Business Spotlight} Chafunkta Brewing

Every Friday evening, from 6-7 pm, Josh and Jamie Erickson open their “second home” to the public for a beer tasting and explanation of the brewing process for them at Chafunkta Brewery. I first tried Chafunkta brews at a keg tapping at the Barley Oak about two years ago.  Back…


Finding a Beer That Tastes Good

It probably happened sometime during high school or college. Maybe you just graduated high school, maybe you’re attending the all-important first college party. Someone hands you a can. You open the can. You taste the contents of the can. And it sucked. That’s the moment you decided you hated beer….


Why I Homebrew

My wife and I suffer from a shared problem- we can’t stop making things. In the 17 years that we have known each other we have logged many late night hours while trying to “just finish one more thing.” Our poor vehicles have been subject to countless trips to home…







Spring Strawberry Recipes You’ll Love!

It’s springtime in Louisiana, and that means strawberries! Every year I make strawberry jam, but I inevitably have leftover strawberries. Each year I try out one or two new recipes to use up the leftovers, something above and beyond the standard strawberry shortcake (not that I don’t eat my share…


DIY Green Cleaning Recipe

Like many moms cleaning is something I take very serious. I don’t enjoy cleaning, it is a necessary evil. I work full-time in healthcare and understand how quickly bacteria can spread all over your home. Doorknobs, counter tops and walls all contain bacteria that can make you or your family…