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Better Basics: Extracts

January 29, 2012

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Over the holidays, Dustin’s grandma sent us some of her recipes, including an old-school anise candy recipe that I’ve been curious about for a while now. We had anise seed and star anise around the house from previous cooking ventures, but none of the anise extract that we’d need for candy making. Being us, this […]

Too Many Cooks: Vinegar, part II

January 22, 2012

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And things were going so well! For a good while there, our vinegar was puttering away.  All signs pointing to Mother-hood. A distinctive, somewhat sweet vinegary smell.  Then-BAM!  Mold City.  Ugh. People seem to be skimming the mold off and trying again, so I’m giving it a go (as in skimming it out, adding wine, […]

Withinseason Reboot!

January 18, 2012

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Hello Again! The last post was in September? That means it is time for a reboot. We’ve been busy on the food front even if it has been quiet around here… September was a flurry of canning and preserving. Our second year has been mega-bonus-awesome: the peas just keep rolling out of the freezer with […]