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Homemade Holidays

Holidays can be full of angst, over-eating, and consumerism.  Without much additional effort, however, they can be rich: full of delicious food, meaningful family traditions, community appreciation, playfulness outside in the snow, and thoughtful gift giving.  With vacation from work … Continue reading

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Marmalade Season

It’s getting to be the end of citrus season, so I made a point of fitting a marmalade canning session into my February vacation schedule.  My dad’s family has been making marmalade since the 50s, as proven by the old … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts for Food Lovers

Want to give gifts that are useful?  Do you want them to have a personal touch?  Would you rather not spend very much money?  Here’s some of my favorite food related DIY gifts: Vanilla Extract:  Vanilla extract is easy to … Continue reading

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Homemade Local Eggnog

This holiday season I made eggnog for the first time.  It was surprisingly easy – thanks to our electric mixer.  My version was based on a recipe that used more milk than cream, and didn’t cook any of the ingredients.  We’ve been … Continue reading

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