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mint wine

One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

Mint is a hearty plant and spreads like crazy once it is established. Once you’ve dried it for tea and made syrups, why not make a wine?

What is an Electuary?

Honey is great all on its own, but did you know that it is also a beneficial medicine? Add herbs to honey and make some magic today!

misozuke recipe on pixiespocket.com - make your own miso-fermented veggies!

Misozuke: Miso Fermented Vegetables Recipe

Misozuke is simple to make and well worth it! Delicious veggies fermented in miso paste make for tasty treats.

Canned Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes

Make the most of tomato season by preserving your harvest and canning your tomatoes!

blackberry syrup

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Summertime berries are ripe and the harvest is coming in! Make blackberry bitters, cordial, and syrup to preserve them for the rest of the year.

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

Make your own mint-infused bourbon for a quick hot toddy or use it to make a mint julep with no prep work – just add ice!

What do you do with too much mint?

Mint is so easy to grow! If you start a patch, it’ll take over your yard bit by bit, unless you use it regularly. So, how do you use up mint? What can you make?

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection.

Strawberry and Lemon Balm Mead from Amber Shehan on Pixiespocket.com

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

When strawberries are bursting forth and the lemon balm is bright green in the garden, make some brews! Sunshine and springtime in a bottle – this is a luscious pink mead that soothes the nerves and delights the senses!

Rose and Peony Infused Honey Recipe

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Did you know that lovely, aromatic peony flowers are also edible? You can use them in a variety of ways, but infused honey is my favorite. It’s so versatile and delightful!

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