18 July 2010

Tidbits from Billings' SummerFair 2010


This year SummerFair, July 17-18, was celebrated at Veteran's Park. It seemed smaller than in the past, but the exhibitors and the food were their usual very good stuff.



The cast of Billings' Venture Theatre Hair were on stage with most of their clothes on, singing a few songs from their upcoming musical. It opens August 20th. Looks and sounds interesting.



I wonder who drinks mead? I wonder what it tastes like? What is it made from? From honey according to Wikipedia. Enquiring minds want to know.



In case you need some birdhouses these were all on sale. I didn't see any birds looking but I did see a few very hot dogs.

2 comments:

The Retail Girl said...

Just a little note on mead, it is made from honey and yeasts. It tastes rather tart and malty and has a light effervescent quality, at least the mead I've had does. I'm sure like beer, there are several ways to ferment and change the beverage (i.e. pilsner, ale, IPA, stout, porter). I have friends who make it themselves and it seems very easy to make. Its popular to make out here in Napa ca since, after all it is "honey wine" and most people already know fermentation techniques. I can't recommend any bottled brands as I've only had homemade mead. You might drink it slightly less than chilled to bring out more flavor.

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for the info on mead. I may have seen the word in some Shakespeare play but I didn't even know it was fermented. Cheers.

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