Homemade yoghurt

Yonah Shimmel perpetual yogurt starter

I read about the Yonah Schimmel perpetual yogurt start in Sandor Katz’s book “The Art of Fermentation” and have wanted to try it for some time. Finally my friend Jeff Stutz was in New York and brought me a jar of it in July 2015!  It was surprisingly runny and …

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Naturally fermented mead 2014

Notes from the 2014 Mead batch:  Followed a similar process as last year, but since one batch was skunked after the full …

Normandy Cider

Shannon and I visited Normandy, France last week, and traveled through Paris on the way.  Even though Caen was a nice town …

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Cacao Camp 2014

Notes from our Burningman Cacao Camp 2014 We had a great showing of burners each afternoon at our Cacao classes.  We even …

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InsecureID

Tired of looking at the blank backside of everybody’s ID badge at work?  Me too!  InsecureID makes fun and interesting ID badge …

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Mead from wild yeast

We had some extra honey from our beehive this year, so we decided to make mead the old fashioned way, with just …

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Hot chocolate in Paris

Shannon has turned into a hot chocolate connoisseur- probably because it’s warm AND chocolaty, combining two of her most favorite things.  It …

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Wedding!

Shannon and Scott got married on May 18, 2013.  We had a great time celebrating with many of our friends and family. …

Fresh Fruit Scones

Shannon and I really like the fresh fruit scones at Arizmendi bakery, so we decided to develop our own recipe as a …

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