Category Archives: Food and Beverages

Blueberry-Basil Preserves (for 2017)

Guess I’m on a productive kick, but this morning I found some time to make blueberry-basil preserves. Delightful smell and flavor, as always. A single batch filled 11 of the 8 oz. jars, and the set seems wonderful. I was … Continue reading

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Batch 75 (It’s An English Bitter)

Earlier this week I did the final racking, priming (DME, about half what the recipe said since bitter’s aren’t really known for much in the way of carbonation) and bottling of the English Bitter that has been underway the last … Continue reading

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Merging

I am going to be merging the contents of another blog in with this one, so I apologize if there are any issues or spamming of reader software. I had originally separated my interests into two blogs – one for … Continue reading

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Blueberries

Last weekend, we picked blueberries. It was enough for a batch of Blueberry Basil Preserves, plus some for family to eat. Today, I went picking again, and picked another six pounds. Should be enough for another batch of jam/jelly preserves … Continue reading

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Lunch in Boone

Went to lunch in Boone, NC today. And from start to finish (sort of…) was pleasantly surprised. Started with a beer selection that was exceptional. Mother Earth Brewing has a Weeping Willow Wit. Even Kim liked it, and she often … Continue reading

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