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Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Goldenrod plants in full bloom I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan of foraging wild weeds and invasive plants for herbal remedies, brews, and medicines. Goldenrod is a lovely and yet often misunderstood plant. Many people blame their autumnal allergies on the showy, yellow ...

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Man...is this brew ever a winner! I'm going to make an annual batch every single fall to help carry me through the grim and grey February and March mood swings. Motherwort is a healer. Well named as a Mother, she wants to nurture and strengthen you, to help you mellow out from anxiety and tension. Motherwort is a ...

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Make Mead Like a Viking {A Review}

Guess what? It turns out that I Make Mead Like a Viking.  Specifically, an Appalachian Yeti Viking! I was lucky enough to cross paths with Jereme Zimmerman online a few months before his book was to be released. After doing a bit of chatting back and forth and then reading his articles on Earthineer, I had ...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious, nutritious nectar! Oh, well. I'll make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in ...

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I made Blackberry Fizz!

MOST of them are labeled! I was just tidying my apothecary, and while doing so, I re-discovered an experiment that I'd completely forgotten about...and boy, am I glad I did! A month ago, I made a batch of blackberry mead from the last bit of the blackberries I picked and froze this past summer. After the ...

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, ...

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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 of elderberry tincture and cordial all throughout the year to stock up for fall and winter coughs, colds and flu. I'm currently on the hunt in my neck of the ...

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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 Porter ice cream in a Cinnamon Waffle Cone (I love you, The Hop!) and culminating in an herbal mead class at Asheville School of Holistic ...

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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 and tidy - a whole mess o'bottles of varying shapes and sizes sitting side by side, full of delicious cordials, wines, meads, and experiments in progress...but the next minute?  What a mess! ...

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 gather some lovely flowers together to make a gallon of wildflower mead - affectionately referred to around my home as "yard-clippin booze." One handful each of: Primrose flowers Queen ...

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 ...

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 a sucker for a pitiful bleat), I found my yard sprinkled with golden coins, sparkling in the pooling sunlight. Springtime had arrived! The Dandelions are finally here! ...

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