Last night my friend Shelby posted several photos on social media, captioning it: The beer is brewing, and the hops are ripe for picking!
So, I asked if I could have 1/2 C. No response.
I sent a couple of links of things that interested me - from hops ice cream to hops bernaise over roasted salmon - and Shelby said that her husband agreed to relinquish one of his pouches because she was excited to see what I would make.
So, thanks to the incredible generosity of the Lamberts, I now have some hops. I have to say, it felt a little bit funny being handed a ziploc bag of dried green buds. Let the hops cooking mayhem begin!