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8 Fantastic Cookbooks for Gentlemen

Let’s talk cookbooks! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites this month, as you shop for gifts or make up your own wishlists.  When we first moved overseas, we sold or gave away almost all of our books– but we have been rebuilding the kitchen section gradually, and it’s been […]

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Got Apple Peels? Make a Simple Apple Peel Cider!

It’s the time of year for peeling loads of apples for all sorts of wonderful autumn preparations.  I love the sessions in the kitchen with bubbling pots that fill the house with those cozy smells.  But I always feel a little bit guilty about sending so many apple peels to the compost pile– do you?  […]

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Making Lilac Wine

Let’s make some Lilac Wine.  I am not completely done with the process, but it’s going well and I’m confident enough to share what I’ve done.  I roughly followed the instructions from here.  Start now by saving your lilacs.  You can store them in the freezer until you have enough, then give them a second […]

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Sparkling Rose Petal Wine!

Let’s make some Sparkling Rose Petal Wine!  I am excited about this recipe because this is a brew you can all make, at just about any time of year.  The list of ingredients is very short, and the star of the show– dried rose petals– can be found easily, either at your local herb shop, […]

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Save Your Lilacs!

Hi Everyone!  This is a really quick heads-up post.  Lilac season is in full bloom (at least where I am) right now, and we have a lot of them in our garden.  I plan to make Lilac Wine with them, and thought that you might want to try it, too.  It would be a shame, […]

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Making Wild Nettles Beer

Yep, I made nettles beer!  We were drinking this very tasty beverage just two weeks after our afternoon foraging for stinging nettles.  If you haven’t read any other home brew posts, I just want to remind you that I am a complete novice, and have just figured out how to do this on my own.  […]

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Making Elderberry Wine

I am making Elderberry Wine!  I would say “I made elderberry wine,” but since it’s not in bottles yet, I consider the thing still in process.  But I can tell you that it is going very well.  This was my first attempt at wine-making.  I’ll tell you how I am doing it, after scouring a […]

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