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…

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…

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: Country Mountain BBQ Rub

Remember that Heinzelmännchen post we did a while back? We heard from some of you – and the brewmasters! – and decided to make the elaborate elk burger that John wrote to pair with the Heavenly Gnome brew. It’s a fairly complex dish, so we thought it would be perfect to break up into different…

Bison Basics: Homemade Roasted Garlic Paste

As many of you know, Jess has been doing a lot to really help this blog become more serious and for her, an important part of that includes knowing more about cooking. She can definitely bake and knows more than she lets on, but this weekend we were talking and Jess said she doesn’t feel…