December 4, 2016

Here are my top shopping ideas for your cocktail-obsessed friends and family. These items are things that I either bought this year, my long-time favorites, or items that I wish I would see under my tree.

1. Mini Whiskey Barrel

A mini-barrel is a fun addition to any home...

November 24, 2016

I absolutely love making my own tonic syrup for Gin & Tonics. It is much more refreshing and tasty than anything on the store shelves and you can totally control what ingredients are in your drink (no HFCS please!!). For our family gathering, I was asked to bring a coc...

November 21, 2016

The bright, red fruit of the wild rose adorns its bare-thorned stems through the frost and snow of winter, often in the company of snowberry and red osier dogwood creating a bright visual bouquet on winter walks. These fruits are called hips and they hold the seeds of...

October 22, 2016

This year, I was very successful in growing a large batch of thai chilis. As I was shopping at my local asian market for things to cook with my thai chilis, I noticed that every person checking out had the same thing in their basket: a bag of fresh persimmons.

I grabbed...

July 19, 2014

You want to pick huckleberries, but have no idea where to start. Don't worry, you are in the right place. Here is my guide:

When and Where:

Huckleberries are ripe somewhere between late August and late September based on the year. Ask your local gardener if this was a la...

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