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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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When I think of lavender, I think of soap. Specifically, the little, purple, seashell-shaped soaps that lived in my grandmother’s soap dish in the main bathroom of the house. Those delicate little soaps were intended... Read More
Let’s get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and such with the world, hence this blog – but I’m a... Read More
Mint, mint, mint. Once you get a good patch of mint planted, you should quickly have more mint than you can ever figure out how to use! (I cover medicinal properties of mint here) My... Read More
Ouch. Uh-oh. I know that small, pinching burning pain. I’ve felt that before. If you’ve ever had to live with a urinary tract infection, that small sting that comes just as you finish peeing is... Read More
I love June, for all of the daily rain and thunder booming, the flowers and the veggies blooming! I’ve been bottling brew, chopping soapwort, and otherwise rising out of the slump that has kept me... Read More
May is rolling out and June is rolling in – wild roses and irises are blooming their last and the berries are starting to form green on the vine! Is the honeysuckle blooming like crazy where you... Read More
So, here’s another mad kitchen-science experiment that has been a consistent success in our home – creamy coconut cordial. A few years ago, my housemate and I experimented with a very intriguing recipe that we found... Read More