Hal B. Klein http://wesa.fm en Preserving the Harvest with Shrubs http://wesa.fm/post/preserving-harvest-shrubs <p>With the growing season coming to a close and a surplus of fruits ready for harvest, there are some interesting ways to consume and preserve your rapidly ripening produce. Food and drink writer, Hal B. Klein suggests using shrubs to put overripe fruits to good use.</p><p>Shrubs are tangy drinks that let you preserve ripe fruits and vegetables with sweetened vinegar. The concept started in ancient Arabic culture as a way of preserving food before the advent of refrigeration. They were also popular in colonial American times. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:53:28 +0000 Nick Frost 16111 at http://wesa.fm Preserving the Harvest with Shrubs Summer Brews and Beer Cocktails from Hal B. Klein http://wesa.fm/post/summer-brews-and-beer-cocktails-hal-b-klein <p>Full of ideas for refreshing summer drinks, <a href="http://www.thismanskitchen.com">Hal B. Klein </a>suggests some of his favorite brews and beer cocktails including a number of drinks foreign to most Pittsburghers.&nbsp; What makes for a good brew this season? For beer lovers, Klein recommends lagers such as the <a href="http://brooklynbrewery.com/">Brooklyn Lager</a> or lagers brewed nearby at <a href="http://www.pennbrew.com">Penn Brewery</a>.&nbsp; Lagers are unique because they are fermented at a lower temperature, are lighter in alcohol and tend to be more crisp and refreshing.&nbsp; But wheat beers, such as those found at <a href="http://www.eastendbrewing.com">East End Brewery</a>, also provide a fun summer flavor, especially when adding a slice of orange or other fruit.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:49:38 +0000 Katherine Blackley 12525 at http://wesa.fm Summer Brews and Beer Cocktails from Hal B. Klein