Preserving Cherries with Whiskey

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  This summer, just when I had thought I had canned, dehydrated, frozen, and made jam out of a season’s worth of cherries, I found a huge basket of cherries at the Public Market. Cheap. Real cheap. Like the kind of cheap where I expected half the basket to be … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Warming Drinks

Warming Drinks // My Week on Wednesday // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! The year wheel is turning: Halloween, the last of the Harvest Festivals, is on Friday. That means that next week we will have a new cover picture, and that our “theme-style post” experiment is at an end. What did you think? … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Cider (with Whiskey)

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So what do real food, urban homesteader bloggers (who walk to pick their kids up from school) do in the afternoon? They try to find ways to legitimately inject a bit of alcohol into their days. Not every day. But sometimes. You know what I mean… how many of those … Continue reading

Irish Hot Chocolate

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Welcome to March… when we can all start thinking about things that are green and Irish-ish. Okay, this isn’t green. But it is a delightful, creamy hot chocolate, full of good milk, cream, raw cacao powder… and, of course whiskey! So I’d say we’re good to go. Delicious! Irish Hot … Continue reading

Spiced Wine for Imbolc

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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the season for dreaming about spring is upon us. While the weather is still cold, and the wind bitter, the days are noticeably longer and the first stirrings of spring whisper through air and tickle the earth: The buds which will blossom beautifully come springtime … Continue reading

Irish Eggnog for Christmas

Irish Eggnog |Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

I like rum. Who doesn’t like rum? But I like whiskey better. And this eggnog recipe is sweet, nourishing, and full of Irish Whiskey goodness! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. When you begin your shopping through an affiliate link, the price stays the same for you, but … Continue reading

Divine Hot Chocolate (with Red Wine)

Divine Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

I was browsing the earliest recipes in this blog… and I have to say, not all of them are up to the high Real Food standards I now hold myself to. That doesn’t mean they are bad… exactly. Case-in-point, my Decadent Hot Chocolate with Red Wine. Not even a year … Continue reading