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10 Tips for Better Homemade Cider

One of my most popular posts ever has been my tutorial on Making Hard Cider From Whole Apples (without a press). I love that so many people are giving it a try– it’s so much fun! Now that it’s apple season again, I thought it would be great to provide some more information on making […]

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Fermented Rosehip Soda

It’s a great time of year to collect rosehips.  They are all over the place here in England, where my family is living at the moment.  Rosehips are popular wild sources of vitamin C, have numerous herbal benefits, and they have a really nice flavor. The problem is that they can be a bit hard […]

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Talking About Fermentation

Hey there!  I wanted to let you know that I had the chance to do something fun and unusual this week.  I was a guest on The Fermentation Podcast.  I really enjoyed chatting with Paul about fermented foods in the Philippines, my favorite ways to make all kinds of fermented drinks, and my best advice […]

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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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Let’s Make Fermented Blackberry Soda!

Fermented fruit sodas are so fun to make, simple, and delicious.  I am working through my freezer right now– it needs to be defrosted, so I am using up the remaining bounty from last summer’s foraging walks.  The blackberries we gathered have a lot of flavor, but are really not very sweet– so turning them […]

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How to Make Rhubarb Wine at Home

In the last couple of years, we have made a lot of wine at home. It’s easy to do, and is good, cheap fun. Yes, we have had a few flops (still need to dump a few bottles of dandelion wine that are in the basement) but many of them have been pretty darn good […]

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Glühwein: A Recipe for Cozy Times

Is it cold in your neck of the woods?  Temperatures are dropping pretty steadily over here.  Our little Victorian row house is full of charm– and full of cracks, where the cold winds blow right in.  We don’t want an astronomical heating bill, and we have already asked our landlord to do some weatherizations… And […]

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