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Here, you'll find articles about foraging foods and brewing meads, recipes for fermented foods and delicious things made with too much butter, and the occasional account of my gardening mishaps.
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Are you new to canning? It can be intimidating to start out with preserving food. What if you do something wrong? Will you make people sick? How do you can things safely? The techniques that... Read More
Autumn has arrived not with a bang, but with a squish. Western North Carolina is saturated! Since the Equinox, we’ve had more rain than the earth can absorb. Gutters are overflowing, mud puddles are growing,... Read More
There’s a lovely little spot downtown that I quite enjoy walking past as I head into work. It’s an office in an old converted Victorian house, and they’ve planted the yard full of flowers, herbs,... Read More
There’s few teas that I make as often as I make Ginger Tea. From the moment I put the cup to my lips and sip, the spicy glow radiates through my body and infuses me... Read More
So, I’ve noticed that when people first start brewing beer on their own, they get concerned about whether they are doing it correctly. It can feel quite disconcerting to just follow the steps of a... Read More
The Autumn appeared early this year, sneaking in little tendrils of fog and chill even while it still said August on the calendar. September blazed into being decked in red-tipped leaves and a confetti of... Read More
I know that they say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but as soon as I saw the cover of Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith, I knew I wanted to read it. I mean, just... Read More
I have a tendency to make a special Sunday breakfast. I brew up a french press pot full of the good coffee that we only use for guests and our Sunday mornings. Then comes the food…something... Read More