August 2015


Here is my favourite recipe for Ceviche:

Fish preparation:

  • Squeeze lime or lemon juice or a combination of both into a container.
  • Cut fish into small pieces and put in container, juice should cover the fish.
  • Leave in fridge for about two hours for the juice acid to cook the fish.

Salsa preparation:

  • Chop the following items into small cubes: tomato (or use cherry tomatoes), red onion, pineapple, papaya or mango.
  • Mince finely garlic, jalape├▒o and cilantro.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • You can vary the items in the salsa but these are my preference, you don’t need to add fruit but it adds a refreshing sweet taste.

Once fish is cooked through in the lime/lemon juice mixture drain juice and add the fish to the salsa. You may add some more newly squeeze lime juice to the mix.

Final product should look something like this:


Enjoy with tortilla chips, tostadas or crackers and your favourite hot sauce ­čÖé

Ginger beer mmm!

Ginger beer is delicious and there are lots of good ways to enjoy it! The alcoholic version is my preferred kind. My favourites are below:

Crabbies – alcoholic ginger beer is so refreshingly tasty. It almost tastes like ginger ale but with a kick but not too strong at 4% alc./vol. It comes in different flavours and is sweet.

Crabbies Ginger beer
Crabbies Ginger beer

Stones Ginger Wine – mix this into a glass of nice light easy drinking beer for a┬árefreshing ginger beer cocktail. It is about 13.5% alc./vol. and I would recommend about an ounce per pint of beer.


Phillips Ginger Beer – a nice light beer at 5% alc./vol. with a spicy ginger taste. Very gingery and very refreshing!


My discovery of the Growler

I first discovered Growlers at Green Leaf Brewery in North Vancouver early 2014. It was the first time I saw something so cool for beer. Immediately I needed to buy one and fill it up with the delicious Bitter Leaf IPA.

Green Leaf Brewery Growler

Since then I have been on a mission to explore different local breweries and add to my growler collection.

The great thing about them is that they cost around $5 to purchase and you can bring them to any brewery to refill with what they have on tap. You just need to wash them out before.

Growler and flight
Growler and flight at Green Leaf Brewery

It might cost between $8 to $15 per refill for 64 fluid ounces or 1.89 litres of beer. While at the breweries you can get a flight to taste the beers that are available and choose the right one to take home. Plenty of craft beer deliciousness.

Strange Fellows Brewing Company Growler Collection
Strange Fellows Brewing Company Growler Collection
Postmark and Strangefellows Growlers
Postmark and Strangefellows Growlers

Hello Beermaid followers!

Hello everyone my name is Catherine, I am Canadian and live in Sydney Australia with my Fiance and our son Seth. When I first started this blog we were living in Vancouver Canada where we were exploring many different breweries and to try new local beer and beer cocktails.

I enjoy a variety of beers from lagers, beer cocktails to more hoppier IPAs and flavoured beers such as Ginger Beer, Ales and whatever is in the taster flight!

I also enjoy cooking delicious Mexican food as I lived in Mexico for 7 years.

I work in the Catering Industry organizing Events, Conferences and Weddings. Soon I will be planning our own wedding.


Hopefully you will enjoy my blog about Beer, Mexican Food, Cooking and and maybe some other fun topics ­čÖé


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