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Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip] from Pixiespocket.com - a rich, delicious cookie with a smoky twist! Beautiful when paired with the heavenly honey cream cheese dip.

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance of Bacon Fat Gingersnaps. There is a lovely piece of pottery that lives on my stovetop, and it is into this gooey ceramic jar that I strain my ...

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have a simple recipe that doesn't require a lot of thought to make while you shuffle around the kitchen, wrapped in a blanket, with tissues hanging out of your nose. It's a tried and true ...

Garlic Infused Honey

Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to combine those two purposes is to make Garlic Infused Honey. Why in the world would you want to infuse honey with garlic? At first the combination ...

Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Honeysuckle has been one of my favorite flower friends since I was but a wee pixie. There was a special bush, an old-growth clump of honeysuckle that grew tall and then draped over towards the ground like a willow or a weeping cherry. It was a magical place in the corner of my grandparent's suburban yard where I could ...

Recipe Box: Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead

  When I started making infused honey years ago, the very first and most favorite of my herbal flavors was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. So naturally, when I began to use the infused honey to make gallon batches of mead, that delicious, heart-lifting combination was one of my honey wine experiments. And oh, ...

Wild Greens Pesto Recipe on pixiespocket.com

Recipe Box: Wild Greens Pesto

The other day, I was seeking out recipes where I could use my newly finished Fermented Citrus and I came across this delicious Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream on Food52.  Wow!  That sounded so delicious that I immediately set out to not make that recipe at all, and instead to make some pesto ...

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Apple Daikon Radish Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut.  The very word used to make my nose wrinkle and my jaw clamp shut, lips sealed, and my little curly head shake an adamant "No!" at the dinner table. I watched my Granddad spoon it over his hotdog while I wondered what in the world was wrong with adults to make them eat things that smelled like that stuff ...

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Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in October, but since then the temperatures have been leaping up into the 70's and then back down into the 20's at night. The plants, trees, and birds are so confused, and so is my sinus! People who I know are quite healthy and active are ...

RECIPE BOX: QUEEN ANNE’S LACE FLOWER JELLY

Recipe Box: Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Jelly

As I've discussed before, sometimes I think my neighbors must hate me for harboring a yard of unwanted pests and dingy weeds.  We encourage our yard to be an eco-system, rife with native plants and insects...which in our neighbor's world means "unmowed and disgusting!" The truth is that we DO mow around the house ...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Blackberry Mead

I can tell that it is truly summertime.  Over the last week or two, my housemates and I have gathered over two pounds of blackberries from the wild brambles on the property.  With chèvre on toast, and by the handful, we've managed to consume about one pound of those, and we froze the rest for later use. We plan on ...

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