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Wild mushroom buscuits

from http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/chanterelle.html Mushroom Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits This quick biscuit recipe is especially good when fresh chanterelles are in season. Other mushrooms can be substituted. 1 small onion, minced 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chanterelles, chopped into small pieces 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons salt …

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Cider 2016

Plan to ferment single-varietal ciders so we can taste the flavors of each, and then blend them afterward. I posted on nextdoor.com …

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Apple grinder and press

After looking for apple grinder plans, I found the one from Woodgears to be the best design for me.  The first year, …

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Crabapple Cider 2015

Making a test batch of cider using local bittersharp crabapples from the house at the corner of Mangels and Nordhoff 35 lbs …

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Wild Fermented Mead 2015

Washed Wax Mead: Started on 2015/10/11, using “washed wax” method of just adding water to the crushed honeycomb after it drips through …

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Quick Pickles

These quick pickles are a good balance of acid and sweetness, and maintain a good crunch for a year or so.  To …

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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 …

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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 …