Oh My Gnome! The Heinzelmännchen Burger

So the pieces are finally coming together… …which means, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… …the assembly of (what we’re calling), HOLY GNOME, THERE’S AN ELK ON MY BURGER!

All-American Waffle Burger

Recently I was talking burgers and breakfast with this dude I used to work with… and I got to thinking: if you were doing a burger joint, how awesome would waffle burgers be? The idea hung around, so I’ve been writing a bunch of different waffle burgers and thinking about the components that would be…

Creamy Tomato Orecchiette and Meatballs

Is this… an actual update… from… The Blueberry Bison?! Woah, woah, woah! It is! I know, I know, I’m in a bit of excited shock too. So what’s been going on?! Well, among other things…

Bison Basics: Organic Blueberry Mint Simple Syrup

To me, simple syrups are key not only in any bar or restaurant, but in any kitchen period. They’re literally so simple to make (it’s just equal parts sugar and water along with whatever flavors you want to add), they last a long time, and they’re great to have on hand as quick and ready…

Bison Basics: Homemade Blueberry Ketchup

So here’s the thing about condiments. They’re actually great vehicles for getting really creative, but a lot of people are quick to just grab something store-bought because it’s fast and easy. Unfortunately, fast and easy doesn’t always open the door for creativity. Fortunately for you, though, a delicious and easy homemade ketchup recipe is perfect…

Blueberry Mango Chipotle Daiquiri

If you’ve been following the blog for a minute, you know that JP likes to mix things up, especially by using somewhat unexpected ingredients in normal dishes. Now blueberry and mango obviously go well together, but chipotle? In a daiquiri? As per usual, this was another culinary learning lesson for me and JP opened my…

Blueberry Beans and Bison Franks

As you know from our last post, it’s blueberry bison month (as far as we’re concerned). We wanted to literally make this month all about blueberry and/or bison recipes, but we needed a jumping off point, so we looked at our food calendar. This weekend, Sunday is apparently Beans and Franks Day, so… what better…

Chickpea Buckeyes

Chickpea buckeyes? I know what you’re thinking… but forget all about that because they’re actually really, really good. I love chickpeas and I’m continually surprised by the way they can take on different forms in various recipes. In the case of these buckeyes, they replace and take on the characteristics of the excessive powdered sugar…

Bison Beer Review & Pairing: 5 Rabbit Cervecería

It’s no secret that 5 Rabbit Brewery is my favorite brewery. It’s one of the first beers I’ll ask for in a bar and I’m always telling people about it. We even drove 6 hours a few weekends ago to check out their tap room/retail grand opening. So when we met with this great guy…

Bison Basics: Homemade Spice Rub and Beer Braise

I love making homemade spice mixes. I really do. Why? Because you can literally put almost anything in them: grated fruits, zests, specialty sugars, smoked salts, you name it. The infusion of flavor that you can put into a spice mix is really unlimited. And in turn, you can completely change the dynamic of any…