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Quick & Easy Plum Wine

If you could describe the essence of this summer for you, what would it look like?  For me this year, it’s drinking plum wine at the beach. We picked some wild plums last month, and quickly turned them into an easy wine.  And on every sunny evening available to us, we have been packing up […]

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Homebrewing

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What to Do With Stinging Nettles

The appearance of stinging nettles in my neighborhood is exciting, because it marks the beginning of the foraging season!  Last year, spring came in so late that we were desperate enough to go collect nettles that had just barely broken out of the frozen ground.  We brewed beer with them and found some fun ways […]

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Foraging

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10 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Funk

We all have our rough times, when we feel stuck, depressed or just discouraged.  I am prone to this, particularly towards the end of winter, or when I have overextended myself socially.  Sometimes, it’s a creative paralysis– I don’t feel like I can produce anything, and it’s frustrating.  We all get in a funk sometimes. […]

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Mental Health

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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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Homebrewing

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Apple, Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausage

I love my morning meals. If I had to choose just one meal to eat all day, it would definitely be breakfast.  We always eat protein in the morning over here, and since anything (even bacon!) can get a little boring day after day, we try to mix it up without getting too fussy about […]

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Breakfast