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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

A few years ago, I found a ‘kit’ for making vanilla. I was used to making all kinds of things myself, but until then vanilla was not something I had considered. Intrigued, I bought said ‘kit’ – which was just a stoppered bottle with a […]

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

Today is the solstice: the first official day of winter and the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Oddly enough, we’re expecting temperatures in the low 60s, but we’ve had the occasional snow storms already, and it won’t […]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

A few years ago, we purchased a small Meyer Lemon tree. We keep it indoors in the winter, and move it outdoors in the summer. It has suffered from both neglect and over kindness, and has weathered its share of damaging hailstorms. Yet every year […]

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

It’s been exactly one month since I first learned about the Instant Pot. I’m not sure how it escaped my attention, since it seems now that it’s been rather a big deal for quite some time. If I did hear or read about them before […]