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Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

Quench by Ashley English, featuring two recipes from Amber of Pixiespocket.com! Hey, y'all! I'm in a book! Please pardon my enthusiasm...this...

Book Review: Make Some Beer by Erica Shea and Stephen Valand

Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg Let me start off by saying this: I live in Asheville, North...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Elderberries are delicious! So is Elderberry Mead.  Even more than just being tasty, elderberries are useful and quite a potent medicine. I make jars full...

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

Blackberries, soon to be blackberry cordial! Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk,...

Eat your weeds and wildflowers

I have to ask you a favor....it isn't a favor for me, specifically.  It's a favor for all of us...STOP USING PESTICIDES! Not all bugs...

Local Business Love: West Asheville

Good day, folks!  I recently spent a lovely day accomplishing wonderful things around West Asheville, like getting my ukulele restrung and tuned, eating Thunderstruck Coffee...

A Poltergeist in my Booze Cabinet!

just a portion of the selection... I just don't know what happened, y'all... One minute, the booze cabinet was all happy...

August Wildflower Mead – A Success and Recipe of sorts

Queen Anne's Lace by Modern Scribe Photography In August 2012, I took it upon myself to wander around the yard and...

Recipe Box: Strawberry Pineapple Wine – 1 Gallon

Strawberry-Pineapple Wine I had an intense craving for fresh fruit and veggies the other day.  Since that is one of those...

Apple Picking & Processing 2011

I live in an incredibly beautiful and bountiful area.  Western North Carolina has so much to offer in the way of local, healthy food that...

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

My apothecary is packed tight with jars and those jars are full of strange floating herbal bits in colored liquid, waiting for their time to...

Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe

I can tell that it is truly summertime when I can gather large handfuls of blackberries from the wild brambles that surround the edges of...

Dandelion and Violets: A Joyful Herbal Infusion

I am sipping a lovely cup of Spring. When I nipped meself outside yesterday to feed the chickens (and spoil the neighbor's goats because I'm...

Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

Amber by Modern Scribe Photography Howdy, everyone...I hope Spring's been keeping you as joyfully busy as it's been keeping me! Between...