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Seasonally appropriate: some words on a tree and toasty beverage

So it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  There are snow flurries, everyone has a bright red nose like Rudolph and we’ve hauled the faux tree out of the storage loft and planned a soiree for later this week.  … Continue reading

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Happy birthday NNL and a party postmortem

Today is the birthday of a very special roommate. N. is 25, one step closer to being officially over the hill like me (26 and proud!) To celebrate, K. and I decided to throw a party at the last minute. … Continue reading

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Cats and cookies

Different people have different superpowers.  Some people can find a four leaf clover every time they walk through a field.  Some people can do math in their head (probably with the aid of witchcraft.)  And I can make myself at … Continue reading

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Woodchuckfest veg*n chili

So last night we threw a party at the place for our wonderful Buffalo crew, the tribe of likeminded folks we’ve been lucky enough to find.  The occasion?  K. and I are getting married next Saturday.  Yeah, I’ve been a … Continue reading

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How to eat in the woods

Backpacking trips have the potential to be pretty punishing food-wise.  There isn’t a lot of opportunity for variety and perishables don’t do so well, tricks of the trade like a Nalgene of frozen eggs notwithstanding.  This isn’t to say that … Continue reading

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Good drink/bad drink and the magic that is Elixir of Sage

That right there is a good drink – banana wine with a little wild blackberry juice swirled in.  It turned into a great drink when I added some elixir of sage. Elixir of sage is made by steeping sage in … Continue reading

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Jam session

I learned a few things from my most recent day of jam making.  First: I’m good for about one straight hour of pawing through prickly blackberry bushes.  Second: waking up extra early to go berry picking before the shop opens … Continue reading

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Strawberry mint jam and what to do with a small amount of gooseberries

I’ve been making jam recently.  First a Barnraisers jam day in Kenmore entailed making strawberry jam two ways – a traditional cooked jam and a freezer jam (the first I’d made; it’s great mixed in with plain yogurt) – as … Continue reading

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Fairy wine

My introduction to the fine people of the Buffalo Barnraisers began in February when I went to a bread workshop.  While we waited for the whole wheat bread to rise we were treated to homemade lilac wine.  I knew that … Continue reading

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One for the weekend: the perfect snack

So I bake with Fancy & Delicious now – more on that later!  We were up all night Friday baking bread to sell at the farmer’s market, and after coming home and sleeping till 2pm I harvested the rest of … Continue reading

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